Have you ever thought about how you measure up as a trainer?

Are you the hyper-prepared A type who leaves absolutely nothing to chance? Are you the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type who wings it? Somewhere in between?

I know what type of trainer I would be. If you took my class you would walk out of the room a little less intelligent than when you entered. Sad, but true.

Luckily the course creation team here at Velsoft has a very good grasp on what it takes to be a professional trainer. According to the team, these are the key characteristics you need to be an effective trainer.

  • Desire to teach
  • Working knowledge of the job
  • Ability to convey understanding
  • Patience
  • A sense of humor
  • Time to Train
  • Respect for and by trainees
  • Enthusiasm for training

After a training session, it’s never a bad idea to get some feedback from your trainees in the form of an anonymous survey or comments.

There’s nothing wrong with any style as long as you get the job done. That’s what it’s all about, getting your message across clearly to your students. Giving them something of value. This all stems from having thorough training materials which cover everything you need in a coherent form. Your trainees deserve it.