Seven Mistakes to Avoid as a Trainer

Part of the Training For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Everybody makes mistakes, but some mistakes can seriously affect your credibility as a trainer. Steer clear of committing these training blunders:

  • Starting late and wasting time

  • Being poorly prepared and lacking content knowledge

  • Displaying distracting habits

  • Ignoring participants' needs and interrupting their questions

  • Lacking enthusiasm

  • Reading from a script

  • Neglecting to tell participants WIIFM (what's in it for me?)

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