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Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

reallycool Testimonials

Writing for Business
Learned a lot in a short period of time. Alan made what I thought would be a long-winded, boring subject very interesting. Very valuable course.

Always gave you time to express yourself.

Very relaxed attitude to learning and made me feel at ease.

Surprisingly interesting and relevant to my current position as a project engineer.
A selection of delegates' comments (Weatherford UK Ltd)

Train the Trainer
I found this course very enjoyable. I enjoyed listening to Alan and also gaining / learning new information. Alan is very knowledgeable and confident on this subject, and I feel I have hugely benefitted from it. Great course and very beneficial.
Carlene Morrison (Aberdeen Journals Ltd)

Presenting with Style
“I thought the two-day presentation skills course was excellent, and you were very helpful. I have done a similar one-day course, this was 10 times better. Very clear and concise, and outlined the crucial points very well. I enjoyed it. Well done!”
C. McWilliam - Marketing Manager (Mansell Construction)

MS Excel eLearning Module
“We're now nearing the final stages of getting your eLearning unit, “Using IT in Business: Spreadsheet and Word Processing Applications” online, and I'd just like to say that's it's easily the best unit I've worked on so far. Both in terms of quality of writing, pitch of prose, and overall interactivity design for the online medium - it was an editor's dream!”
Dr Steve Sweeny-Turner (Aberdeen College)

MS Excel
"I had never had training in a one-to-one mode until now. It has been a fantastic experience and I found that I learned faster than in group sessions I have been to. To be honest, my expectations were low – I thought there was nothing else for me to know. Surprise! The course gave me tons of hints to reduce time and to manage laptop work in a easier way. I enjoyed the training very much and learned more than I possibly thought I could."

"The Excel training opened a wide window of possibilities to me. Now I can do any report and manage any information in the way that I want to. I feel confident of using formulas and I have already tasted victory with one presentation I delivered yesterday. Thank you Alan!"
Myriam Barajas - (Stewart Milne Construction)

Company Hillwalking Day
“Just want to say a huge thanks for organising the day, and for providing us (well, me anyway) with the motivation to keep going. I honestly found it all quite uplifting, and it gave me a huge personal / confidence boost that was badly needed. I charged through the rest of my week off like a bat out of hell, achieving lots of things that just didn't seem achievable the week before. So - many thanks, it beat any counselling session hands down!!”
P. Davidson - Participant

An Introduction to Information Technology
Very pleased to have this course, I am really enjoyed. I learn a lot about IT. Also we got very good instructor who help us a lot. Thank you. I would like to say.

I would like to say I had v-good time and I learn too much about IT. And I enjoy the courses. And the instruction he work very hard to show us how to use the PC.

I would like to say its very good course. I want to thank Mr Alan for his useful course.

He is a good teacher. He is work hard with us all the time and he try to give us more information but the course time is very shoty. Thank you for information.
A selection of comments by international delegates

Writing for Business - Training Course Design
It was such a pleasure to work with you. You met every deadline ahead of schedule and incorporated some very useful and practical tools into the training.
Patricia Ash - International HR Manager (Weatherford International)

IT Skills (general)
“I have to say that last night’s I.T. training session was really excellent. I cannot believe how much I learned, and I certainly found it to be an excellent way of understanding what you do. Hopefully I can pass referrals your way in future as a result.”
David Cobban – Partner (McCue and Porter)

IT Skills Coaching (General)
I found the training very good. Alan went over what I needed to know, and didn't overload me with stuff that I would never use.

This type of trainer endears himself to future sessions due to his style of presentation.

Can't wait until I can put what I was shown into practice.

I felt he was very effective, adaptable, non-condescending (especially as I felt silly not having much knowledge). One to one is highly effective in this situation.

I feel this session was extremely helpful, and I am more than looking forward to my training next week on "Train the IT Trainer".

Very helpful, and something I can make good use of in my job. Felt comfortable asking "stupid questions" which were answered in a simple way which I understood.

Really enjoyed it. Appreciate extra time spent answering queries. Look forward to using what I have learned.
A selection of delegates' comments (Aberdeen Journals)

Leading and Inspiring
"The last day on Leadership was excellent. It was inspirational: the course highlight, and Alan was an excellent facilitator.

The Leadership day was a really good balance of formal input and interactive sessions.

The best day was by far, the People Management / Leadership day. It was excellent because there was more participation, which gave everyone a chance to get involved.

The presentation from Alan was excellent. I took many ideas from this".
Various delegates (Aberdeen City Council)

MS Project
"I just wanted to give you some feedback on the [Microsoft Project] course. The trainer I thought was excellent; not only was his delivery very good, but he improvised very well also. I was very pleased with Alan's work as he balanced the course out between the delegates’ [very diverse] levels of knowledge. He has also sent some follow up work that he said he would, so his after course management has been good also. I found the course very informative and I got a lot out of it.

I am already implementing some of the key points in my project plans to date. I would recommend the course to colleagues, and won't hesitate to use you again for future courses."
Rory Anderson (Dundee City Council)

MS Outlook
"At the workshop I ran yesterday with your Outlook Coaching delegates, you came up constantly as a superstar, who had taught many a lot, and for others had given them the courage to use some of the stuff they said they already knew. They couldn't speak highly enough of you. Brilliant!"
Annette Evans - Managing Director (Unleash Potential International)

MS PowerPoint
"A simple, step-by-step guide, clearly presented – perfectly paced for a novice like myself."

"Candidates actively encouraged to pose questions no matter how basic and every question was answered simply and fully."

"Objectives set at outset and met by end of course. Time flew by and it was always interesting."
PowerPoint delegates (Aberdeen Journals)

Presenting with Style
“This was a course which I was fairly apprehensive about going on. The course provider’s style, however, put you at ease straight away and kept the course enjoyable throughout. All in all a very enjoyable and worthwhile training course."
Presentation Skills delegate (Mansell Construction)

Project Management
Alan's experience and ability to apply that to examples which are relevant to my own projects and management issues is very impressive. I was impressed by how much Alan managed to prepare and change the topics for each session based on what we discussed in the previous session. I have already started applying the principles learnt to projects I am working on and found it very useful.
Gail Bowditch (Metacor External Corrosion Management Ltd)

Quality and Operations
High level overview of a number of tools and theories regarding quality issues. Didn't get bogged down with technicalities which could have swamped class. Very informative in a way that class had a lot of valuable input. Instructor was well prepared and knowledgeable. 10/10.

Excellent presentation of information, good use of examples that weren't simply taken from concepts magazine.

Well taught, delivered at a good pace with plenty of relevant examples etc.

Very well delivered. Had the potential to be a very boring subject but it was a good day.

I found the course today very interesting and informative. The course teacher delivered the course in a light hearted approach which assisted with the learning and kept our attention. Thank you for an enjoyable learning experience.
A selection of delegates' comments (Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce)

Facilitated Team Building Day
“Just a brief note to say a big thank-you for all your help at Community Mental Health Team One’s “building” day. I have been on annual leave but am told that our weekly allocation last Wednesday was the quickest and slickest ever. Our time / task management has definitely improved.

Everyone was very complimentary about your input (and we are not easily pleased!) so, once again, thanks for all the help”.
Audrey Morrison - Consultant Psychiatrist (NHS Dundee)

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