As a trainer, we have a unique opportunity, sometimes a “once in a lifetime” chance to pass on what we know so that others can learn.  When we pass these on, it gives them a chance to use that knowledge or skill and even then, for them to pass it on.

Imagine the effect of this in Business?  What would happen if you created a culture of being able to share “best practice” for everyone to do the best things in the best way?  This is why as a Trainer, in your sessions you need not only to pass on your knowledge, but you need to bring out the best from your audience.  The very best Trainers learn themselves but also learn from the experiences and knowledge of their audience which brings one of my favourite phrases to the fore – “Every day is a learning day” because it truly is!  Shared experiences and stories from your audience too, brings out the best in any session making memorable learning for the right reasons; what priceless “nuggets” of learning can be taken away?  You want your audience to leave your sessions having learnt, thinking about what you’ve just done, not thinking, “That’s an hour of my life I’m never getting back” which will be memorable for the wrong reasons!

So, you may be thinking (I really hope you are), why the picture for this blog is a of a car fuel gauge?  Well, this is one of the priceless “nuggets” I was given years ago at a time when I would drive lots of different hired cars around the UK.  You need to fuel the car before you return it and you arrive at the garage thinking “Darn it, I didn’t look to see which side the fuel cap was!”  Fear not though; look at the fuel gauge and in most cars, you’ll see an arrow which tells you which side to fuel, brilliant!

Scott Fraser is a Master Trainer at Target Training and delivers our PTT Train the Trainer courses and our Advanced PTT Train the Trainer courses.  You can read more about him here.