By Team Learning Minds
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
Many of us have painstakingly sat through corporate trainings for hours on end, waiting to takeaway something useful from them. It’s not that that the trainer isn’t well versed about the content to be delivered. It is the way that the trainer delivers the crucial tips and tips to the awaiting audience. These experiences may even devour our desire to, one day, become trainers ourselves.
Thus, it is imperative that today’s organizations focus on empowering their trainers to enhance their personal training styles in order to induce a transformation in the eager trainees.
To inspire you and assist your wish to become a motivational trainer, here are 4 qualities of a successful trainer which you could instill in yourself.
- Creative and Flexible
Trainers are on their toes during sessions in order to analyze the styles of lessons the audience is most engaged with. They constantly alter their coaching techniques to fit the need of the hour, and to eliminate what isn’t working well with the audience. The content delivered is relevant, full of humor, personal experiences and riddling stories to be more relatable for the audience.
- Includes the Audience
Learning is a two-way street, as it should be. Trainers ensure that their learners are absorbing and retaining new information and techniques as do children. For this, it is essential that the audience is encouraged to ask questions, share their ideas, and most importantly, are allowed to learn practically. These trainers involve the learners in innovative activities and inspire them to make active decisions.
Trainers who are critical thinkers ensure that they measure and evaluate the effectiveness of their trainings. They do this by conducting pre and post assessment surveys and questionnaires to gauge what the learning needs are, and what behavioral and cognitive changes have taken place after the sessions. These provide performance curves and statistics about the success of the trainer and the program.
- Facilitates Change
Yes, trainers are supposed to facilitate the session and the audience. However, the most important part of their job description is to be an advocate of change. Their knowledge, training styles, work standards are in line with the rapidly modifying global economy, technology and workforce. These trainers provide sustainable learning interventions that fill in any gaps in relevant skills, and organizational and performance management systems.
If you wish to learn more and develop your abilities as a trainer, be a part of Learning Minds’ ‘Train The Trainer’ bootcamp which is a highly interactive, world-class workshop which explores how trainers can increase involvement and learning retention through numerous great techniques.