Hi I have 12 years of experience in Sales and Marketing,
I would like to become trainer. as I like public speaking and my hobby is to act and wrie scripts..
Can I get into this?
How should I ? any certification?
Should I start a new compan? or can become free lancer?
Pls suggest organisations involved in this..
Thanks
Pramod
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From India, Madras
ACT
489

Hi

At the outset let me compliment you on deciding to be a trainer.

As a person in sales I can safely assume that your communication skills are excellent because that is a critical to become a trainer. However, the heart and brains of the training still remains the domain knowledge but even the most knowledgeable person would fail miserably as a trainer without effective communications skills. If you are good communicator particularly a good public speaker, half your problem is solved. To further improve your communication skills find a local Toastmasters club in your city and join them.

To get the academic inputs on training you can do the course from Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) which you are already contemplating. Alternatively you can also attend some Train The Trainer (TTT) programs offered by private institutions. One of the institutions has already informed you about their program in the preceding reply.

To get going focus on those topics that you are familiar with, confident about, passionate about or have a good grounding in. Keep updating yourself by reading extensively and start outlining the broad course contents keeping in mind the type of audience you are likely to address. In particular pay attention to the type of exercise, examples, activities that you will use during the program to reinforce a point or make the learning relevant. I would also suggest that you attend some corporate training by professionals on topics of your interest to get a feel of how it is structured and delivered.

If you have no corporate training experience, ideally take a few sessions for post graduate students in colleges or for social service clubs like Lions and Rotary's so that you gain in experience and also can fine tune your material. Once you are confident, approach a few corporates and the first few training programs are vital for future reference and for your own confidence.

I would also invite you to visit the following Inspirational and Motivational Blogs which can also assist you in improving your vocabulary and communication skills.

www.actspot.wordpress.com - Over 86,000 views and 575 followers

www.poweract.blogspot.com - Over 25,500 views and 165 followers

Best Wishes

From India, Mumbai
Hi
Thanks for your guidance,
I have attended several training programs, and in recent past Ihave been facilitating certain internal training programs of our organisation as a trainer (trainer member of task force)
I joined JCs and conducted few training session and as suggested by you I am going to join ISTD chennai chapter ..
your suggessions have filled in more confidence in me
soon I would be finding a toast masters club in my locality
Thank you verymuch jacob

From India, Madras
ACT
489

Hi Pramod
Thank you for your quick and appreciative feedback. I am more delighted to note that you have already initiated some of the suggestions given which is a wonderful start. My Best Wishes to you and I am sure you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
Regards

From India, Mumbai
Hi
For most people, moving from the preparation stage to the performance stage is a blind alley because they do not know how to find an audience. So it is important that as and when you can, do give your sessions to audiences like college students, some local social clubs, maybe a group of employees in a small office etc. This will open more doors for your future.
Raj

From India, Pune

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