Research suggests that it takes 10,000 hours to truly master a skill. At my last count I’ve clocked up over 8,495 hours standing up in front of groups. Whilst I still have a few more hours to put in to achieve ‘Master’ status I’m confident that I’ve faced just about every situation possible in the training room (and if I haven’t then I’d trust myself to be able to deal with it).
A cost effective option for a lot of companies is to rely on their in-house teams to deliver training. This can be a great solution – no one knows the company and the team better than the people who work there. If those people aren’t equipped with the skills to deliver training, it can be a waste of both time and money. Investing money in your Trainers isn’t a ‘nice to’ expense – it’s a ‘need to’.
The Train the Trainer sessions that I run are like Boot Camp for trainers. This is about pushing your skills to the next level and going from being a good competent trainer, to one that leaves a lasting impression on delegates and inspires them to want to change for the better.
The recommended in-house TTT course lasts for 5 days – covering skills such as how to:
- Establish credibility
- Stretch your participants by asking great questions
- Connect with your participants
- Flex your style and adapt sessions for different audiences
- Deal with tricky people
- Inspire people to implement what they’ve learnt
What makes this TTT different to others is the amount of practice that each participant gets – delivering your own in-house material. Not only practice but very specific feedback about what they have done well and what they need to improve on. Sessions are recorded so participants can watch them back themselves – helping them to understand their feedback and see themselves progress.
It’ll be the best money you ever spend on your trainers. Promise.