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Saturday, March 3, 2012
The role of the trainer can make the difference between a successful or unsuccessful learning experience. In an extensive study conducted by Watkins, it was found that most trainers believed in one of three themes below. These in turn reflected upon their performance.
One theme is that being able to train is something with which you are born. Such trainers see skillful training as amazing, magical and something out of reach. They believe that to be a great presenter, it has to be inborn and no amount of shaping can do anything to change one’s average presentation skills.
If you are one of these, you are way off from the truth! If you don’t believe in yourself, how will your audience ever look up to you as their mentor?
People who view training from the second theme believe that training is political. This view states that training cannot be done well because trainers are political pawns. These ideas are reflected by statements such as “the training staff is where you put misfits who cannot do anything else.”
These trainers typically spew out a lot of information in their training sessions. Their approach is very IQ oriented as the focus is more on proving themselves rather than keeping the audience interested or engaged in the topic of training.
If you represent this theme, your audience will start yawning when your name is announced even before you start your presentations!
The third theme views “training as learning”. These are characterized by people who continually reflect on their practice and engage in self-learning themselves. Their presentations are not only IQ oriented but also bring in equal amounts of Emotional Quotient (EQ) as they believe that Success = IQ+EQ.
As a result, their training content is structured such that it is easily digested by the audience in easy-to-grasp steps with constant interaction. The focus here is on the trainee’s enjoyment and learning in the presentation rather than proving one’s own knowledge or intelligence. This may sound very easy on paper. But the fact is most trainers tend to get carried away by their own experience and knowledge, losing focus somewhere along the way.
And when the focus is lost, you have lost your audience as well!
It takes a lot of the three Ps: Perseverance, Practice and Polishing to gain the momentum and become an expert Trainer.
Posted by MMP NAIDU at 3:02 AM