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How to be a certified soft skills trainer? Is there a good institute in Delhi? What is the qualification for the course and the duration of the course? What is the job market for soft skills trainers?
24th June 2012 From India, Delhi
Hi,

If you had first searched this site for the answer you would have got many suggestions, including the one that I have shared with others who asked a similar query. For your benefit I am sharing the same below.

Let me compliment you on deciding to be a trainer. I am taking the liberty of adding my suggestions for your consideration.

To be a good trainer a prerequisite is good communication skills, and in particular effective presentation and public speaking skills. 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. 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) as planned. Alternatively you can also attend some Train The Trainer (TTT) programs offered by private institutions.

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 1,14,000 views and 710 followers

www.poweract.blogspot.com - Over 34,500 views and 190 followers

Best Wishes
24th June 2012 From India, Mumbai
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