A trainer is also a leader that initiates trainees into the possibilities of development that they never thought of before.
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Apart from the training material, a trainer also needs to handle the participants, manage the training atmosphere, carry out presentations, etc. Even though every trainer tries to provide the best possible training to the trainees, there are certain tips that may help to enhance the quality of training sessions.
A Dynamic Environment
Learning is best done in environments that are dynamic and hold the learner’s interest. A monotonous and laid back environment does not allow a learner to retain attention for long. Therefore, to engage the leaners, the trainer needs to make learning interesting. Conducting activities, having group participation, and using examples from personal life are some of the methods to make learning fun and interesting.
Giving control of the collective learning to the learners is a good way to provide them with a sense of control. When the participants begin to contribute to the class and they are appreciated for doing that, they feel more empowered and willing to learn. Trainers that give control to the participants at some point during a training class develop a better rapport with the learners and offer better learning.
Honesty and Openness
A trainer must be honest with the participants, even about the mistakes they make. All of us are fallible, and if a person recognizes that, others identify with him/her in a better way. Acknowledge mistakes, even if they are small. For instance, “I forgot to get papers for you all. It happens with me all the time. Can you please give me half a minute?” Your openness will always work in your favor.
Your work as a trainer can actually alter lives. Even if you are successful in teaching one skill to a person, his/her life changes because of it. You can ensure that a learner gains the most from the training by telling them how their lives can change because of the new learning that they are gaining during the training. It will help them to be motivated to put in more effort and time in learning.
Motivate and Lead
You can motivate and lead the learners through example, which is the best way to influence. Motivation is necessary to create the will to learn, and, therefore, is an important part of training others. A person that feels motivated will be willing to put in their best effort to include the learning or a skill into his/her life, and thereby, gain the most from the training.
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