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What’s It Like to Take a Holly Group Class?


“So much more than your standard lecture!”

On the surface, Holly Group’s training classes are like many others in that an instructor imparts the knowledge students must have in order to improve their lot or pass an exam. There is an outline that we follow to ensure we don’t miss anything, and a schedule to ensure it starts and ends on time – two objectives that are especially critical because of the impressive breadth of our standard coverage.


Our classes are run more like mini “shows” than standard lectures in that they include videos and conversation rather than just readings of static slides! There are several reasons for this, starting with the fact that we hate going to boring talk-at-you kinds of classes as much as you do, and we have zero interest in leading one. The biggest one, though, is that we are more concerned about the learning than the teaching, and are dedicated to ensuring everyone in attendance not only leaves prepared to further their careers, but truly understands the best practices being taught as well.

Furthermore, whenever a class is run for the benefit of a particular organization, the opportunity exists to tailor the materials to reflect the host’s specific business dynamics, goals, and values. Examples and conclusions can be drawn that relate to the organization’s offerings and markets, and the course topics can be given more or less emphasis to ensure that less familiar subject areas get greater attention, and that time isn’t spent teaching people things they already know.

Finally – and this is true of any good classroom experience – students get to interact with each other and with the instructor by asking questions, sharing experiences, and otherwise deepening their knowledge. Video watchers get to, well, watch videos, and while that nominally covers the nut, it’s very one-dimensional and does little to reinforce the lessons.

So what say you? Call me (617-383-4655) or email me and arrange for your class today!