Any professional trainer tries to avoid mistakes and unnecessary flaws that might affect the training course negatively.Training Mistake 3: Failing to Engage the Wisdom of Learners
Some mistakes are small and irrelevant while some have bigger but yet manageable consequences. There are however some mistakes that can bring your entire training career down.
The first step in combating mistakes is to know what they are:
Training Mistake 1: Telling Rather than Asking
Many trainers simply keep talking and talking. Their approach is more like giving a speech rather than engaging delegates about a topic. With this approach you could easily end up talking about subjects that are boring to delegates, irrelevant or simply dull.
Training Mistake 2: Treating Everyone Equally
This is particularly the case for soft skills courses as many subjects are related to each other and so you can easily find people who attend these courses one after another.
Some trainers think that people who attend their course are novices in the domain and as a trainer they know more than anyone else. This attitude usually leads to heated arguments between trainer and learners, each defending their view about a topic.Training Mistake 4: Failing to Change
Some trainers still keep providing the same course over and over again. In today’s ever changing world, new methods on training and learning are discovered and advocated all the time.Training Mistake 5: Failing to Put Yourself in Place of Your Learners
Some trainers don’t see or care what their learners go through. They go over the content with a fixed pace and expect the learners to adjust to that.Training Mistake 6: Failing to control yourself
Sometime you undergo a situation where an trainee might push you to the limit, because attendants vary in their behavior and knowledge; Some are silly and impolite and some are focused and respectful.
Controlling your anger is a must in training session