Training is subject to many myths. Here are just two:
1. Myth: Any person with subject knowledge can do training.
A person may have good subject knowledge but may not be able to conduct training. Being a subject expert does not mean someone is a good trainer.
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Training is a special type of skill that requires trainers to overcome public speaking phobias and to make presentations or speeches in such a way that even the lowest-skilled person among the participants can understand what is presented.
2. Myth: During training you just need to speak.
Training is a planned activity designed for a specific objective. Training is a planned activity that starts by assessing the skill level of participants and then adapting the training accordingly. It should change as the discussion in the room is going on.
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DON’T: Trainers should:
- Not be too formal;
- Not be a know it all;
- Not be unprepared;
- Not talk down to learners;
- Not use profanity;
- Not be distracting;
- Not loose control;
- Not catch people unprepared;
- Not be afraid to say you do not know; and
- Not avoid eye contact.
Michael D. Lawrence of Summit Safety Technologies (www.SafetyProgramNow.com) assists businesses in developing Safety Management Systems., including training programs. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.