Vertical Playpen Podcast

Facilitation Pitfall – Props

Facilitation Pitfall – Props Facilitation Pitfall – Props Description Episode #143: Do you rely too heavily on bags full of props when facilitating programs? In this episode, Phil Brown and

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How To Store Your Gear

How To Store Your Gear Storing Your Challenge Course Gear Description Episode 142: How do you store your challenge course gear? In this 15-minute episode Phil Brown shares his recommendations

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Summer Camp Training Takeaways

Summer Camp Training Takeaways Summer Camp Training Takeaways 2022 Description Episode 141: Summer camp training season recently wrapped up for our training team. In this episode, host Phil Brown shares

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Preparing Participants For Struggle

Preparing Participants for Struggle Preparing Participants for Struggle on Ropes Course Description Episode 140: The aerial challenge course experience is different for every participant. It can push people out of

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Parachute Cords

Parachute Cords Parachute Cords on Ropes Courses Description Episode 139: Parachute cords (aka P-cords) are an essential feature of a ropes course. Their purpose is to set your ropes up

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The Traveling Trainer

The Traveling Trainer The Traveling Trainer for Adventure Programs Description Episode 138: As a full-time adventure education trainer, travel is a part of the work. Adventure training summer travel is

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Facilitator Anxiety

Facilitator Anxiety Facilitator Anxiety – Tips to Ease Your Nerves Description Episode 137: Jumping back in time to revisit a past VPP podcast episode about facilitator anxiety. Do you feel

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Making Mistakes

Making Mistakes Making Mistakes – Lessons Shared Description Episode 136: Over the years, we all make mistakes. Sometimes, we are often too embarrassed to bring them up because of the possibility of

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Presenting at Conferences

Presenting at Conferences Tips for Presenting at Conferences Description Episode 135: How do you prepare to present at conferences? In this episode, Phil Brown and Rich Keegan leverage their experience

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Let Phil Brown Facilitate for You

Let Phil Brown Facilitate For You Phil Brown Offers Facilitation Tips For You DescriptionEpisode 132: This episode, inspired by the multi-stage fitness test called the PACER or beep test, brings in

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