Training Delivery

by Terry Wilkinson

Introduction

Some people make delivering training look easy – and you can too. The only question is this: how quickly can you learn to make it easy? To which the answer is – faster than you think, if you prepare, structure and then deliver your training using the ideas in this topic.

Before anything else, a really good training is focused on what the trainer wants the participants to get out of it.

This will include such things as...

  • Bringing out the best in the participants
  • Stimulating new knowledge and making new connections to what the trainees already know
  • Giving trainees the chance to practise their newfound skills in a safe training environment
  • Giving people the confidence that they now know, and can use a new skill
  • The trainees leaving with the desire to make changes in their behaviour that will enable them to get better results.

We cover how to do these things, but first, we expect that everybody who reads this topic has been a participant in a training. A good way to start thinking about what the elements of a good training should be is to take a moment to think of a training you remember. Look back on a training that you found particularly valuable and ask yourself why that specific training came to mind?

Many people remember trainings that had some kind of emotional impact. Maybe something happened that was very funny, or maybe you made some new friends, or the light bulbs of learning were particularly bright. It is always different for each individual.

Now think of a training that did not make an impact on you, and if it were not for this prompt, you would probably never think of it again. What was missing for you in that training?

Our guess is that there was probably no impact emotionally, except perhaps for it being boring.

This topic helps you structure and then deliver a training that will have such an impact on your attendees that your training will be one they remember.

We will take you through how to prepare your subject, how to be feeling really confident about presenting your subject, how to set up your training room and what visual aids to use. We will also cover how you can develop participation, handle difficult participants and keep on track.