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When YOU Are the Bored Trainer

We’ve all had bored trainers. They bore us through their lack of passion, of energy, of spark.

But what happens when YOU deliver the same training over and over and over again? How do you keep it fresh?

5 Tips That Refresh

1. Remember the “Turf” That Comes With Being a Professional

The ability to perform at the same expert level time after time comes with the territory of being a professional-whether you are an athlete, an actor, a tour guide, or a trainer. Being a professional means you “give it your all” each time you perform. That’s what separates you from the rest of the crowd.

2. Re-Arrange the Order of Things

Re-arranging content may feel risky when things are working just fine as they are.  However, you’ll be amazed at how refreshing it feels to present a content block either earlier or later than usual.

3. Initiate and Enjoy Interaction

Each group’s energy is different. Have fun with that! Meet and “hob-nob” with individuals during the breaks. Listen for any unique words or concerns. Be sure to ask plenty of questions.

4. Increase Your Self Awareness in New Areas

Knowing your content as intimately as you do is a luxury. It provides the opportunity to tune into how you are delivering it. Are you making enough eye contact (or too much)? How is your voice projection? Try seeing and hearing yourself as an observer would.

5. Feel Fortunate!

How many of us get to do jobs that involve such a high level of physical, emotional, and mental exercise all at once? From a purely selfish standpoint, what a great way to keep your brain young! Additionally, you are transmitting information that helps your participants. You are “doing good” in the world. How many people can really say that?

I hope these five tips help you keep your training fresh—not only for your participants, but for YOU, too.