7 essential skills any trainer must have
Do you want to start your own training school? Are you looking for teachers to star in your online or face-to-face courses? Not all people are trained to teach, so we propose these 7 essential characteristics that a trainer must have. This way you will know what type of profile to look for or, if you are a teacher, what are your points to improve.
Specialist in your field
This is an essential and obvious requirement. All teachers must have experience in the sector in which they will teach the class, in order to share their knowledge with the students.
Passion for teaching
Not all experts have the ability to teach. Today, thanks to technology, anyone can access training and learn on their own. A good teacher must be able to guide these people and help them understand and apply these learnings in their day to day.
Trainers must be able to share their knowledge with their students, so planning and structuring ideas is very important to facilitate knowledge transfer. That is why it is important to have a well-structured teaching guide.
The teacher must be aware that the world and its sector is constantly evolving and there will always be new topics to learn. You must have an open mind to be able to incorporate it into your professional career and training pathway.
A good teacher must know how to communicate verbally, but also non-verbally. You must know how to initiate communication with students, know how to expose and be able to hold their attention. In the case of face-to-face training, you must understand the students through active listening and know how to direct the activities according to their needs. Non-verbal communication is also very important to convey confidence and support explanations.
The trainer must have the ability not only to know how to share knowledge. They must also know how to reach their students through positive emotions: to motivate, inspire and encourage participation. Because a class that is not motivated is a class that does not learn.
Commitment to teaching
Training shouldn’t be just another job. Teaching, like education, is inspired by an ethic of responsibility, so a good teacher must think about the consequences of their actions. This implies accepting certain obligations such as listening actively without judgment or prejudice, guiding students in learning, incorporating all possible resources to improve the activity, accepting constructive criticism, and a long etcetera.
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