Skills needed to become a trainer
Working as a trainer is incredibly rewarding and it allows you to share your skills and knowledge with your learners. In order to be successful as a trainer, there are a number of skills that you need to master. All of these skills can be leant and attending Train The Trainer Courses like the ones from www.collegeofpublicspeaking.co.uk/courses/train-the-trainer is a great way to start.
Speaking – being able to clearly and succinctly share your information is key to being a good trainer. The tone of your voice as well as the speed at which you speak will have an impact on how the learners absorb the information that you are sharing with them.
Patience – not everyone will understand what you are sharing with them the first time around. It is important that you are patient and are able to find other ways to explain your information. This may mean giving additional support to those people who are struggling.
Adaptability – the learners that you have on your courses will be different each time and this can mean that you need to be adaptable in the way that you approach each group that you work with. You may also need to be adaptable in the ways in which you share this information. Some learners may need additional support and have additional learning needs that you need to consider.