Monthly Archives: July 2014

Watch and learn

  What you are about to see may, at first sight, appear merely to be some foolish old video clip of a baby laughing insanely at the ripping of some random bits of newspaper, but in fact this footage has an important lesson to teach … Continue reading

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Five ways to spend your time more productively

Keep calm A calm clear mind is your best ally in the workplace. Endless cups of coffee won’t produce the same effect. If your brain is starting to feel fuzzy, take a break, get a breath of fresh air, clear … Continue reading

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Take a bite from the fruits of our knowledge

In response to a desire expressed by many customers for short and sweet training sessions designed to bring people quickly up to speed with the basics of a particular area of knowledge, Searchlight Insurance Training has teamed up with BiteSize … Continue reading

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No damn holiday here today

Almost every day of the year is a public holiday somewhere. Today is no exception. If Insurance Trainer lived in Mongolia, we would definitely be in holiday mood this morning, grabbing an extra hour in bed before bounding down to … Continue reading

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Professional qualifications: an attraction or a turn-off?

There was an interesting split in opinion amongst this year’s Broker Apprentice contestants over the merits of professionalism. When asked to make a presentation on the attractions of a career in insurance to an audience of school children studying towards their … Continue reading

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May your god go with you!

For no better reason that than he was a thoughtful, wise and well informed commentator on the myriad eccentricities of human existence, we celebrate today the life of Irish comedian Dave Allen born this day in 1936 and died March … Continue reading

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The rudiments of power

Knowledge is power. Well obviously is it. Otherwise, why bother learning or even paying attention? The exercise of power depends on understanding how to manage any situation you may face. You know that. We know that. And that’s why we’re … Continue reading

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