Why should you be a trainer?

After being thoroughly impressed by the training that I received when I joined ThoughtWorks I was driven to become a trainer myself. I did that in 2008 (yes it’s already been that long) and am a different person professionally since then.

I am documenting my experiences for future reference as a mulitpost on Training. As I continue posting the topics on the list here will become active. Maybe as you read it will excite you to be a trainer too.

  • Preparation ** Preparing to be a trainer ** Preparing the Venue
  • Training to be a Trainer ** Science of Learning ** Cognition ** Psychology of a trainee/student/learner ** Training tools ** Imaginative use of training tools to suit trainee/trainer/class ** Studying the material ** Suiting the training material to your style and needs ** Dry runs
  • Delivering as a Trainer ** Preparing for the session ** Seating ** Be ready with the accessories for the session *** Prepare the material ** How to present yourself and still be yourself ** Finishing up the day ** Coaching/Mentoring/One-on-one training
  • Feedback - Desiging training ** Updating session content ** Updating training style ** Updating training schedule ** Updating training theme ** Adding new content ** Applying what you learnt as a trainer to your profession
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