By Melissa Carty
Okay, so maybe a typical day for a trainer doesn’t include the undeniable hook of a 90’s hit. But, for me, the sentiment holds true. As the facilitator for a training event, you do hold the power to positively influence those attending. You can create that ideal environment; one where participants become learners.
In fact, as Carol Perriccio revealed, she often begins her positive influence long before the actual training event. (This was her secret – find a way to make a connection with your participants before the training begins.)
Imagine this: coming into a training room, and immediately knowing where you’ll sit. How? There’s your favorite snack sitting at the table…with your name on it!
Yes! She does her homework and finds out what her participants like. Can you believe it? Something so simple, and yet so powerful. Immediately, you’ve made this person smile. You’ve pulled down a barrier – the “I don’t want to be here because this isn’t for me.” Obviously, if someone has gone to the trouble to bring your favorite snack, they’ve probably also catered the training to what you need to know. It’s not going to be a waste of valuable time.
This is just one example of the useful information we received from Carol Perriccio. Please consider joining us in the future as we learn more ways to deliver excellent training.
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