Energy Drains


  • A participant arguing furiously with the trainer trying aggressively to prove his point.
  • A participant verbally attacks another participant.
  • More than one participant start a heated argument.

Adverse Effects

  • Wasting huge amounts of time during the training session
  • Exhausting the energy of trainees and the trainer
  • Spreading about a negative atmosphere in the training room


  • Whenever you sense the seed of an argument starting to show up, cut it off at once in a firm and decisive manner.
  • As a trainer, never fuel arguments up by participating in them. Instead, try absorbing any strong opposing opinions by accepting them.
  • Instantly and firmly cut off any participant from attacking any of his or her colleagues.