I’m posting today because I know I won’t feel like it after treatment tomorrow. I’m exhausted from teaching today – although I had a great time – and am on my way to bed. Before I hit the hay, I wanted to hit the keys. This won’t be long.
Here are a few things I’ve learned over the past couple of days.
1) if you teach a class about how to run an effective meeting and you run you effective meeting meeting over time, the class will NOT let you forget it!
2) Dollar store tissues are as useful and comfortable as using a chainsaw to wipe your nose. Although cheap and therefore tempting to buy, dollar store tissues should be used under no circumstances. Maybe if you spill something and want to push it around on the table they would be okay or if you are fortunate enough to have your worst enemy over and he has a cold .. then you could offer them but other than that, they really have no use and should be banned.
3) Somewhat related to #2 (that's #2 the point, not #2 the bodily function) It is NOT cool when you are teaching and (because you’ve lost all the hairs in your nostrils) snot flings out your nose onto the flipchart paper. It is also very difficult to pretend like it was intended for emphasis.
4) If you use round circles in your ppt diagrams and you are teaching a room full of men, you might want to steer clear of calling the circles “balls” and referring to the balls and what should be done with “your big balls”.
Other than that, it went really well! Thanks Iowa!