Keep it Interactive
You will likely have people in your classes that know some or a lot on the subject at hand. Honor the experts by inviting contribution from the group. Interactivity keeps it fresh and lively.
In addition to being an expert on the topic you are training, be brilliant. Yes- I do intend the multiple meanings! And, on the occasion that you get stumped as a trainer, be willing to know where to get the required answers and report back to participants with insight and intel within 48 hours.
Be a Role Model
You know the old saying “Do what I say not what I do…”. Uh hu. Be congruent, your participants are going to emulate you, make certain you want them to!
Be a Great Listener
Unveil your extraordinary listening skills. Listen to what is said and unsaid from your learners. Open ended questions are a great way to hear what your group already knows and where they may need some more in depth explanations.
Turns out- people retain a lot more when they are awake. Yup- you’re welcome for that wisdom pearl. Laughter is great way to keep the group engaged. Humor and entertainment go a long way in making the session one to remember AND, the skills discussed more implementable.