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Is it important to train the trainer?
One of the most important parts of a training session is the trainer. The trainer must be knowledgeable, a good listener, flexible and highly motivated.
Some companies recognize that training offers a way of developing skills, enhancing productivity and quality of work, building worker satisfaction and critical to our personal growth because training provides knowledge that enhances our job.
However, many times companies do not see how critical it is to have a systematic approach to training the trainer. Trainers not only need to know the subject matter they also need to possess the skills to deliver the material – either in an on-the-job venue or in a classroom setting.  Understanding adult learning skills is essential. The adult learner comes to the training session with a wealth of real world experiences. These experiences can enhance the training session, if the trainer recognizes the value of the adult experience. Our train the trainer classes provide a look at those adult learning styles AND include subject matter content.
Because we have believe in our message, we are willing to provide you with a free download that will help you provide a great train-the-trainer presentation to your trainers. 
When using our presentation and including it in your content training, think about the following:
·         Provide clear expectations
·         Search for “real-life” pictures & video clips to get the message across in your overheads – forget the words – show the action
·         Some folks quote these numbers -
90% of what they learn when they teach someone else/use immediately.
75% of what they learn when they practice what they learned.
50% of what they learn when engaged in a group discussion.
30% of what they learn when they see a demonstration.
20% of what they learn from audio-visual.
10% of what they learn when they’ve learned from reading.
5% of what they learn when they’ve learned from lecture
·         What this means is mix it up – let the participants do some teaching and coach them on the good and not so good! To help get you on your way, we offer afree download which includes some great train-the-trainer tipsAdd your real-life photos to these overheads and you have a great training methods presentation to present to your trainers.


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