12 Questions to Ask Your Corporate Trainers (Before You Hire Them)

According to Forbes, 65.9% of corporate trainings are still instructor-led. With eLearnings, mobile learning, webinars, and just-in-time trainings on the rise, many training providers and training staff may be under the impression that the vast majority of trainings these days are actually not trainer-led; however, nothing could be further from the truth.

 

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Considering the above staggering statistic, it’s quite imperative then that training providers select top trainers who lead through talent, teachability, and trust.  [Read more…]

How Training Providers and Trainers Can Stay Current in 7 Simple Strategies

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. -Chinese Proverb

 

Here are 7 tips you can immediately implement to keep your courses and workshops current, gain more clients, keep old clients engaged, help others grow and develop, all while earning more money.

 

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How Training Providers and Trainers Can Stay Current in 7 Simple Strategies

 

1. Read and research as much as possible. Have a favorite book that touched your life? Create some exercises from specific lessons you learnt in that favorite book—this is a wonderful way to stay fresh in the training industry. Incorporate cool and funky questionnaires, group activities and games based on what you’ve recently read. Most trainers I’ve met are using the same material over and over; not only are they bored from teaching the same thing but this bored energy is transferred to the participants which only results in crappy evaluations and no-repeat-business for you, the trainer, or the training provider.

2. Search YouTube and Facebook frequently for short, fun and poignant video clips that illustrate various topics you wish to highlight in your customize courses. YouTube is also a wonderful source of fun and funny icebreakers you can incorporate into your modules to keep the energy high and the participants open-minded.

3. Invent your own games, activities and exercises. Simply offering a few games and exercises you invented customizes your content and demonstrates how committed you are to your craft. Share the systems you’ve designed and created and don’t forget to include the backstory of why and how you created these systems.  [Read more…]

[Final post of 4-part series] What’s Your Adversity Quotient?

 

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.- Thomas C. Monson

 

 

Although most of us are teaching our participants and clients significant ways to buck systems, forego the status quo, embrace the unconventional, and to go extreme by choosing adversity as an advantage, when life actually throws us a curve ball, we tend to want to hide as training professionals. Often our ego is so bruised or we experience so much confusion, that hiding under the covers seems so much more comfortable than heading back out into the ever-chaotic world of busyness, traffic, competition and work.

 

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Adversity is the number one thing we experience on a daily basis and either we ride the wave of adversity and embrace it or we allow it to take us over. No matter which route you take, you are the one who decides. 
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