Many people come to me and says I get easily in touch with the attende on my trainings and not at least I get them to open up for me. Many of my trainings are quite personal and you make some «soulsourcing» and we get on a very personal level.
There may be things being said to me in confidence or in plenary. It should be noted that I have been participated in several trainings where the trainer don
´t get the same contact with the participants.
In one training the trainer was really focused on the training and he was not open for discussions in the breaks. He was focusing on the trainings and if he should change something for the next session
He therefore had no contact with participants during the break. I believe that it´s in the breaks you can «pick up» new things or clarification etc.
So here are my three most important tips as a trainer:
1. Be Precense
2. Respect the person and what he is saying
3. Show that you care
What are your top three tips?
There is a discussion going on, on www.linkedin.com about the difference between good and great trainers. What is your opinion about this?
Read more on http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&srchtype=discussedNews&gid=2011285&item=55444364&type
Avinash Naidu who started the discussion means that you have to combine passion, intelligence, commitment, and cutting edge skills to deliver programs of lasting value. I loved that.
What do you think is the difference between a good and a great trainer? And the next question will then be, how can YOU be a great trainer?
Right now I am working, together with Kai Roer (www.bebetter.no) on a really exciting mentor program, for trainers in Europe. Junior Chamber international (www.jci.cc) is a worldwide organization for young leaders between 18 and 40 year.
They operate more and more like a professional training organization and aim to continuously develop new and young trainers by coaching and providing opportunities to train with more experienced trainers.
And I am developing a mentoring program to increase the number of trainers in Europe in 2009. In short we provide a trainer (adept) with a more experienced trainer (mentor) to help the adepts further in their trainer career. Especially for trainers who wants to train outside their own country. We put the adept and mentor together and train the mentors to be a good mentor in seminars across Europe in 2009.
Hopefully we get as much as 30 adept and mentor pairs (our goal) working together to boost their training career.
I will post more about this and if you have any question write them her at the mentorguru.info