This half-term, I taught my two sons to make lasagne from scratch. Their chalk and cheese learning styles fascinated me. Whilst one craved the structure of a recipe and guidance of YouTube, the other was absolutely determined to wing it.
These differences can match the diversity of learners I encounter in my training role where understanding learning styles is important. I draw on theories like VARK to help me tailor inclusive sessions that foster engagement and ensure a lasting impact.
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Your team member returns to the department after attending a training course. They are motivated and filled with new ideas. But what happens next? 🤔
In our recent 'Motivational Team Training' workshop we explored just this. Leaders were asked to reflect on the Application stage of the Learning Cycle. They considered ways to help their teams implement their new found skills and knowledge and drive real change and innovation within the department.
What do you do to support your team members? Join us in our next Learn & Grow session as we delve into practical strategies to ensure seamless integration and maximise the ROI on your training investment. We will also take a look at the styles of training that work best for your team, skills analysis and much much more.
We hope to see you there.
Since our last post we are delighted to have received some lovely feedback from a group of learners from Unique Venues of London. In conjunction with Paje Consultancy Limited we ran a workshop on Sales Office Excellence and it really hit the spot!
If you are interested in finding out more about this workshop for your team please do let us know.
At Curve, we take feedback from our training sessions seriously. We don't just wait for the feedback sheets at the end of the day though — we actively seek input throughout the session, even reaching out beforehand for a pre-course call to ensure our learners comfort and readiness.
Our goal is to be able to enhance the learning experience 'in the moment'. We want to know what you need, what you like and how we can make the training more practical and helpful. By being in tune with our learners, we get to make
real-time adjustments that make a difference — changing the format of an activity to boost energy levels, spending extra time on a topic to make sure that it ‘sticks’, allowing more time for group discussion or personal reflection, or simply asking the venue to bring a break forward!
We would love to hear from you if you have recently attended a training session - what made it a standout learning experience for you?
Entering a fresh new year brings with it a chance for new perspectives and growth. At Curve we remain committed to helping our clients overcome their sales challenges. We successfully tailor sales training programs to address the specific needs of venues, booking agents, and service providers.
For one venue, we enhanced their team's commercial understanding and equipped them to navigate the competitive landscape, resulting in improved qualification and management of their event and group enquiries. For others we have created sales refresher programmes, created brand new enquiry handling processes with key performance indicators, embedded sales lead processes with improved follow up, and so much more.
Clients often reach out for help with challenges like enhancing their conversion rates, increasing repeat business percentages, fostering team proactivity, generating more enquiries, and effectively managing objections and issues.
For smaller businesses or individuals, we host open sessions. Our upcoming session on February 9th delves into crafting a robust upselling strategy for your entire venue team. Join us to gain valuable insights and practical tools that will genuinely help.
We also provide hands on help with selling and will take care of your RFP's, search for new business, sales strategy and much more.
Whatever the size of your sales challenge - we have solutions that will help.
In the fast-paced world of sales, where competition is fierce and success is measured by results, the past few weeks have been nothing short of exhilarating for us here at Curve. It's been a time of transformation, growth, and a collective pursuit of excellence as learners from multiple organisations have gathered to sharpen their skills and enhance their roles as sales professionals. We have been truly inspired by the passion and enthusiasm that has been present in every session, and it's heartening to witness the dedication of individuals striving not only to improve themselves but also to elevate the success of their businesses.
The common thread among these driven individuals has been their relentless pursuit of improvement. They understand that success in sales is not a destination but a continuous journey of refinement and growth. Whether it's mastering the art of effective communication, honing negotiation skills, understanding expectations, or staying abreast of the latest industry trends, these learners are embracing every opportunity to enhance their knowledge and capabilities. The commitment to self-improvement is not just about achieving better sales figures; it's about becoming better professionals who can navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the hospitality industry.
The ripple effect of this on their businesses is unmistakable. Improved sales skills translate into enhanced client relationships, increased customer satisfaction, and ultimately, a positive impact on the bottom line.
What has been particularly refreshing is the sense of community. There has been genuine camaraderie among the participants. Ideas have been shared, experiences exchanged, and a collaborative spirit shone through in the many activities and feedback session. This collective commitment to growth and excellence extends beyond individual aspirations - it's been a shared goal to elevate the standards of the entire hospitality industry.
In a world that demands constant innovation, these learners stand as beacons of inspiration, reminding us that the pursuit of excellence is not just a professional endeavour — it's a way of life.
These were the halloween spiders we ate at Curve HQ this afternoon. Our chef was my 8 year old son Jack, who was very happy with the finished product.
At this time of year we have many opportunities to boost our revenues by offering seasonal treats.
Don't forget that these finishing touches can often be shared with conference organisers too. A lovely upsell that makes the event a memorable one.
Wishing everyone a happy halloween and a safe bonfire night.
Curve recently had the pleasure of visiting Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcestershire, part of Handpicked Hotels.
One of the many things that stood out to us was the warm welcome extended to guests who brought along their beloved canine companions. The hotel has a rich history, stunning architecture, and the friendly atmosphere make it a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and inviting retreat. Stanbrook Abbey Hotel is a hidden gem, perfect for both guests and their furry friends.
Let us know if you have any recommendations for pet friendly hotels. Henry would love to try them out.
From November we will be offering regular open training sessions for you to book onto. Our first session will cover motivational training and development plans for your sales team.
This session is perfect for anyone who is new to management or wishes to apply additional focus to developing their team.
In this competitive landscape, the ongoing development of our teams is crucial. We can help you to create a plan to maintain their motivation, stay up to date, and ensure their skill set and your revenues move forward in an upward curve.
"In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists." Eric Hoffer
To find out more or book a place, click on the Button below.
Sticky learning refers to how our brains learn and retain information. Here at Curve, we pride ourselves on creating sales training that 'sticks' which means that our delegates remember the content after the programme is over.
Sticky learning is something we all want to achieve because it means that learners:
We use an acronym here at Curve HQ to help us keep our training programmes 'sticky'.
Specific - ensure that training goals are clear and specific to help measure ROI
Targeted - tailor the training to the needs of the individual
Interactive - engage the learners through interactive activities
Customised - adapt the content to the needs of the individual
Knowledgable - have skilled trainers that know the subject well
Year-round - provide ongoing training for lasting impact
We love talking about our sticky learning. If you want to find out more, or even arrange a time to discuss your sales team's training needs, we would love to hear from you.