I met Jean in Shanghaiacheter dulcolax. He is a French guy attending my Stand up and Speak program, done in house for a large multinational in China. Great responsive participant (although I don’t always understand what he is saying); the type that all trainers look for. He came to me at the end of the seminar to say thank you and told me that he has learnt a lot. Then he went on to say that he is very tired and that is good. I must have looked puzzled because he went on to explain that this is how he knows whether he learnt some thing. He knows it when he feels tired. That is perhaps one of the most interesting way of determining your ROI in training that I ever come across.
How do I know I learnt something? I know it when I could not wait to get back to the real world and put something into action. We all learnt differently and respond in so many different ways. But you really learnt nothing unless something changed. How do you know you learnt something?