Even those few who are born trainers benefit from training, and their effectiveness is enhanced as a result.
Such a trainer wastes not only his or her own time but also that of the trainees.
The inept trainer is quickly identified by the trainees, who react with inattention, lassitude, undisciplined behaviour and absence from training sessions.
To achieve that objective, the modules that follow are intended to provide guidance to trainers in the skills of conveying their message successfully and transferring related information.
Training is essentially the instructing of others in information new to them and its application.
This means not only that the trainer must be familiar with and skilled in presenting the training information and related methods, but that he or she must be at least familiar with many other aspects of training not covered by the modules, for example, motivation theory, the art of public speaking, conducting discussions, course planning, written communication and so on.
A knowledge of these subjects enables the trainer to weave appropriate strands from them into the presentations of the modules, thus broadening the trainees' experience.The trainer who is enthusiastic, energetic and genuinely interested in both the subject and getting his or her message across will evoke the greatest response from the trainees.The trainer who lacks interest in training, who has little or no enthusiasm for the subject of the training and who merely goes through the motions of training is a failure.This ensures that every presentation in a training course embodies the principles and in itself is a demonstration of the application of those principles: the trainees are not only told how to train, but see how it should be done.It is stressed that the modules are not intended to constitute a textbook on training.Objective To familiarize the participants with the elementary principles of successful oral communication of information and to heighten awareness of the factors that interfere with communication and reduce its effectiveness Suggested method of instruction Presentation suggestions The foregoing module is easily adapted to discussion.The trainer should attempt to elicit from the trainees their experiences with transmission, interference and ways of avoiding interference, which are well within the purview of trainee experience.It may, and often does, involve the teaching of new skills, methods and procedures.Very few people are born trainers, and most of those who wish to be trainers require training.The modules have been arranged as follows: The above arrangement is systematic. Module 3 is transitional in that it links the theory with the applied training methods covered by Modules 4 to 7.Modules 8 and 9 cover the important aspect of measuring and assessing the effectiveness of the training and the trainer.