Normally you will come to training with a sense of purpose, without even really knowing why you are there. Doesn’t make sense does it?
We can in fact have purpose without realising the end result as there are too many questions to be asked to gain a full response to your purpose.
You don’t know what the Trainer is like; Are they enthusiastic? Are they happy to be in the room with you? Do they share their story with you? Do they make you feel comfortable? Do they know what they are talking about?
These are questions that you should be asking yourself by the time you take your first seat in your classroom environment.
As you sit down for the first time, you then start looking around and trying to seek out those who are probably feeling just like you.
It’s not easy, but trust me some of those learners are feeling just like you!
Your trainer starts to introduce themselves, and it will be at that moment you discover that you have either made the right decision to commence on a new learning journey or question the fact why you are there.
The only difference between these two is the way your trainer has introduced themselves.
You as the learner need to see the immediate value in why you are there. Your Trainer should lay out all the training objectives so you can see an immediate plan of what you can get out of the learning.
What has been your experience on the first day of any learning you have undertaken?
Have you had a great first-hand experience that you could share with others or was your experience a one of boredom and lacklustre?
If Trainers are anything like me; they remember what it’s like to enter the training room for the first time – in fact I remember this each and every time I meet a new team of learners.
By taking this memory into the classroom with me, it allows me to be grounded and start off on the right foot each and every time.
I may know my subject, but it would be remiss of me to think I know all there is to know about each one of my learners.
I pride myself on giving each learner purpose even though they may not know what it is yet.
“What I do best is share my enthusiasm” ~ Bill Gates