Become an effective Trainer
Be that effective Trainer to your delegates by following these effective tips and tricks.
1. Know your subject
To earn credibility you should know ten times more about the subject than what you are going to present. This helps when answering questions without referring to notes.
2. Plan your training
The better prepared you are the less nervous you will become. Plan how the training is to be run and what must be learnt.
3. Make the training comfortable
Be comfortable and relaxed when speaking as this will help the delegates to keep their interest which assists in retention. Make the training fun and encourage participation.
4. Ensure your timing is adequate
By planning and practicing helps to keep the timing on track. Never spend too much time on irrelevant information or too little on important lessons and skills.
5. Establish expectations
At the start of the training ensure everyone is clear about course rules, such as cell phones being switched off, punctuality, time of breaks, course / session outcomes and what is to be covered, etc.
6. Create a good First Impression
Create the environment to get the delegates to want to listen to you. The old adage is true: if I don’t like you I will not listen or believe what you are saying.
7. Read the delegates
Establish what personality style / experience they are / have in order to respond more effectively to that individual.
8. Use visual aids
Delegates expect professionalism, so PowerPoint is the expected medium although other mediums can also be included.
9. Avoid silly Icebreakers
Remember that you are dealing with adults so don’t patronise them. Use exercises that are relevant to the desired outcomes. Avoid anything that is silly, stupid or a waste of time.
10. Be passionate
Show passion for your training. The delegates will pick up on this, remember, enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm.