Reply to "Master Trainer Program"

I'd like to thank Mr. Garrison for his comments. As he says, I understand his position, but do not necessarily agree with all his points.

First, let me agree that Laura Porter adds a lot of value to the ACEs Interface training.  The portions of the training that I suspect she developed were the parts that most humanized the curriculum for me. 

Second, if the Interface approach works for you, great! It obviously has worked for you and many others. And for those who are newcomers to public speaking and/or ACEs, I imagine it's probably really comforting to start with a prepared script, professional slides and the backing of a larger group. 

What I feel is the most valuable part about this discussion is that all of us who are trying to spread the word about ACEs need to find the method, presentation, and personal voice that works for them. For me, concerns about those matters surfaced early in the process. For others, it might take a few months, a year or perhaps may never be a concern.

After decades of working in the health and human service field, I always seem to find myself asking, "Okay, maybe that works for 90% of the folks, but what about the others? What do they need?" In this case, I'm the one offering an alternate perspective.

Sounds like you're doing really great work in your state, Todd. Best of luck to you and all your presenters.

 

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