Whilst the Forums are an excellent way to keep members up-to-speed, this is not a panacea and formal methods of training are also needed.

The conference in January every year is a training opportunity.

BedPosts can organise other training sessions on-demand in a class-room environment given sufficient numbers of trainees.

However BedPosts is a national organisation and members meet mainly on the Internet. Geographical distances are often a barrier to mounting training in plenary. BedPosts solution is to utilise modern methods of communication.

For example the committee of the BedPosts Business Club, spread over most of UK, conducts its business by video link in Google Hangouts.

Similarly, when it comes to training, Internet methods predominate as in the recent "How to utilise Facebook for Business Purposes" webinar.