Tips for Trainers

Length: 1 day

Description: This course will cover information applicable in many different training situations such as groups, one-on-one, internal, or external training sessions. It examines the purpose and importance of training and development programs, presenting clearly the fifty most important tips to consider before any training session. The course is full of great information for a trainer operating independently, or just entering the field. Everything from how you should arrange the room to how to react to your audience. Tons of helpful hints!

Table Of Contents:
Section 1: Determine the Needs
Tip 1: Establish the Time Needed for Training
Tip 2: Define Learner Outcomes
Tip 3: Keep Your Objectives Friendly
Tip 4: Identify the Parts of Your Objectives
Tip 5: Put the Objectives in Sequence
Tip 6: Identify Training Needs

Section 2: Prepare the Training Manual
Tip 7: Write an Easy-to-Read Training Manual
Tip 8: Keep It Simple

Section 3: Understand How Adults Learn
Tip 9: Consider the Basics
Tip 10: Understand Adult Learners’ Differences
Tip 11: Review Your Teaching Methods
Tip 12: Deal with Frustrated Learners
Tip 13: Learn Coping Techniques
Tip 14: Handle Problem Participants

Section 4: Prepare Yourself For Training
Tip 15: Examine Your Attitudes
Tip 16: Use a Lesson Plan
Tip 17: Practice Makes Professional
Tip 18: Improve Your Voice
Tip 19: Use Eye Contact
Tip 20: Become Body Aware
Tip 21: Project Credibility
Tip 22: Think Before You Speak – Vocabulary
Tip 23: Ask Questions
Tip 24: Respond to Questions
Tip 25: Prepare This Ten-Step Checklist
Tip 26: Present from Your Notes
Tip 27: Practice, Practice, Practice
Tip 28: Control Your Nervousness
Tip 29: Consider Your Personal Characteristics
Tip 30: Apply Characteristics of Effective Trainers

Section 5: Organize Your Presentation
Tip 31: Plan Your Introduction
Tip 32: Plan the Body of Your Presentation
Tip 33: Choose an Ordering System
Tip 34: Plan the Closing of Your Presentation

Section 6: Deliver Your Presentation
Tip 35: Put the Trainee at Ease
Tip 36: Observe Trainees’ Progress
Tip 37: Follow Up as Necessary
Tip 38: Use “Show and Tell”
Tip 39: Involve the Participants
Tip 40: Play Games
Tip 41: Use a Variety of Teaching Methods

Section 7: Arrange the Room
Tip 42: Make the Room Arrangement Learner Friendly
Tip 43: Use This Training Room Set-Up Form

Section 8: Select a Variety of Media
Tip 44: Use a Variety of Training Aids
Tip 45: Choose Appropriate Training Aids
Tip 46: Use Aids to Support Specific Objectives
Tip 47: Organize Your Audio-Visuals
Tip 48: Take Care of Personal Items
Tip 49: Arrive One Hour Early
Tip 50: Put on a Smile and Have Fun
Develop a Personal Action Plan