Effective 2007, I (Bob Pike) am now the sole publisher of this newsletter.

In 1988, I began producing Creative Training Techniques in partnership with Lakewood Publications (which was also the publisher of Training magazine at the time).

For the first few years of CTT’s existence, I wrote every single word of the newsletter, but I gradually turned over most of the writing to others – except, of course, for this column.

Beginning with this issue and increasingly throughout 2007, you will see changes in the newsletter. In some instances, we’re going back to our roots to ensure that, every month, you find here more and more quick, practical tips, tactics, and techniques that you can immediately apply in order to increase the impact of your training.

At the same time, we’re going to be moving forward by looking at all of the ways in which we can make your subscription more valuable to you.

We’re exploring, for example, making a digital download of the newsletter available to you even before the print version of the newsletter arrives on our desk and we’re also considering making audio interviews and podcasts available to you, not only from me but also from industry colleagues I have worked with for years, such as Ken Blanchard, Elliot Masie, Dan Seidman, Mel Silberman and others.

Right now, we’re busily working behind the scenes to have everything ready for you by midyear. But to do that, we need your help.

What, for example, could we offer to you in this newsletter that would be most valuable? What are your most challenging issues and concerns? Would a digital version of the newsletter be of interest to you? What about podcasts, audio interviews, video streaming, and other forms of content delivery? I’d like to hear from each and every one of you, and I’d like you to let me know the following:

1. How long have you been a
subscriber to CTT?
2. What made you subscribe?
3. What has been the most
valuable part of this newsletter for you?
4. What would you like to see more of? Less of? Is there anything new or different that you’d like to request?

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