Member Since: 13th Sep 2016
I have been in the training space for over a decade with most of my experience coming into the implementation and course design process. I take what the business needs and transform it into something unexpected and great
14th Dec 2016
This is a great article. I despise using PowerPoint. If I can get away with not using slides or using just a few I've found the attention of the group goes from the PowerPoint (read as closed captioning) and back to the content. My most successful training ever was in an interview for my current job. I had to use PowerPoint and after the first slide there were 0 words and I used a few images to convey my point.
14th Dec 2016
This is a great post and thank you for opening up to the world. I think people get too caught up in what they are and don't focus on what they can do. I've worked with trainers that are introverts and extroverts but I find it's important to remember there is more than that to any job. Just because you're an introvert and a trainer doesn't mean you're inherently bad at the job. The best trainer I ever had was an introvert. The guy barely spoke, but when he did people listened. He also made sure to build time for himself into his day to recharge. Everyone functions differently. I do training sessions back to back most days and can barely sit down to eat lunch and leave work feeling fine. Other people do one session early in the morning and one late afternoon and that's it for them. It's all about what works. The quality is no better from either of us.
What I've found with introverted people is that since they like that alone time or me time is that if you give them something to do during that time it can help them. I'm working on a course revamp right now with an introvert and I let her use her alone time to work on that revamp. She plugs in her headphones and off she goes. She does wonderful work.
Introvert or extrovert there is no wrong personality type for training. Rather it is about passion and having leadership that utilizes you.