Last week I attended a seminar and got introduced to a Team Manager from a big bank. When he asked me about my profession, I told him about my work as a Communication Trainer. He scoffed and said he was a Communication Trainer too. He recently started running workshops with his team members to improve soft skills.
"None" he replied.
"None?..." I replied in shock and horror.
"No." he said "Anyone can be a Communication Trainer, right?"
Needless to say I died a little bit inside...
It seems like everyone is a trainer these days.
Maybe he should stop calling himself a Trainer and start seeing himself as a Student.
There are no learning objectives in place so the workshop is not designed around achieving those objectives. Without them, it's like trying to hit a bull's eye blindfolded.
or another common mistake:
There is a lot of water flying around, but how much do you get to drink?
They know how to entertain, engage and translate facts into relatable stories and impact full learning experiences.