Successful Training Techniques

Successful Training Techniques

Successful training design and delivery depends on a trainer’s ability to create a learning environment that is engaging and reaches all participants. To reach this goal, a set of core principles – or laws – was created to serve as the foundation for successful training. Your goal as a trainer is to incorporate elements of these principles into your class in order to reach your participants

Build these seven laws into your training to make it motivational, relevant and interactive.

1.  The law of the teacher. Know the subject. The teacher must know what is being taught. As the teacher, you should know thoroughly, clearly and familiarly the training you are teaching.

2.  The law of the learner. Generate audience interest. The learner must attend with interest to the material being presented. Therefore, you need to gain and keep the attention and interest of your participants on the lesson. Do not try to teach without attention.

3.  The law of the language. Use words that your audience knows. The language must be common to both you and the learner. Use words that you both understand in the same way.

4.  The law of the lesson. Truth or content must be learned through truth already known. Adults retain information more easily if they can relate it to something they have experienced in the past. Begin with what is already known to the learner about the subject and proceed to new material with a simple, natural progression. Try to relate your points to what your learners have experienced. Help them know that this new knowledge is usable and applicable in real life situations.

5.  The law of the teaching process. Stimulate self-learning. Your training must excite and direct the self-activities of the learner. Your role as the teacher is not to transmit knowledge, but to put your learners in place of a discovery and anticipation. Use exercises and activities that activate your learners’ imaginations and get them involved.

6.  The law of the learning process. Learn by doing. Require your participants to reproduce in their own thoughts the lesson you have taught. They should be able to think it out in its various phases and applications until they can express it in their own language. Stimulate questioning, answering and participation. Remember, an activity must lead somewhere and go there for a reason.

7.  The law of review and application. You must confirm the transfer of the content taught. Review, review, review. Tell them, tell them again, and then tell them what you told them.


Our training consultants have created a strategy that effectively implements all 7 laws of training in our workshops and individual classes. Contact us at 1-888-300-7939 for a FREE consultation to discuss training development or registering for our predesigned training that meet the needs of your employees and keeps them engaged.


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Team Building Workshop for the U.S. Army Reserves, ESC

Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserves at Fort Belvoir, VA actively engaged in team building training to build unit cohesion.


* The 7 Laws of Learning for Training Success, Bob Pike Training Article, December 2014.

Time Management: Best Practices to Be The Most Productive You

analog time clock

Time management can be a big issue when you have lots of things going on in your life. Being able to manage your time wisely can be the factor to make or break your success.

Managing ones time is a fairly simple concept:

The planning and organizing of your schedule to make your time as clear and productive as possible. However, as with most, if you are under the pressure to get things done or feeling overwhelmed to complete daily tasks, then you might want to implement a few time management methods to make things run a bit more smoothly for you.

Do I Need Time Management Help?

There are a few ways to tell if you need to implement some time management strategies:

1. You always feel rushed or overwhelmed to get things done

2. You are unable to maintain your focus when working on specific tasks

3. Distractions prevent you from meeting scheduled deadlines

4. You never never have any free time to mediate and regroup

If you are experiencing any of these issues, then it’s time to take a step back and accept that there are going to be distractions, interruptions, and all sorts of challenges; you just have to remember how to deal with them in a way that doesn’t negatively affect your whole day.

Below are a few best practices you can implement to help you stay on track and get things done. These tips will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and the ability to program your day to be more productive.

1). Wake up a little earlier to take time for yourself and actually utilize this time for simply that. No work, chores, children, spouses, etc. Use this time to gather your thoughts, sip your coffee, and completely disconnect for the day ahead. This will set a tone of peace for the day, and allow you to relax and breathe when things occur. Being in a peaceful place will help you make better decisions.

2). Download a To Do List App. This will allow you to create and edit your To Do List throughout the day. A To Do List holds you accountable and gives you a sense of accomplishment as you cross off tasks. Our favorite app is Wunderlist: To Do List & Tasks. This app allows you to create a To Do List for work, home, travel, groceries, etc., and you can share your list with your assistant, employees, family, and friends. For my hands on individuals, the pen and paper method is still very effective.

3). Connect with people that have similar goals as you. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals is a powerful way to help accelerate your steps toward desired goals. When others around you are successful, their success will inspire you to become successful and more productive also.

time clock flying away

How time flies…

4). Hire a Coach or Mentor. Studies show that business owners and individuals who hire a professional coach succeed a lot quicker than they would on their own. Mentors are specifically trained to tweak your game plan and keep you on a productive path. In a nutshell, they hold you accountable by helping you manage your time wisely to make sure you’re doing what you’re supposed to do. If you can’t afford a coach, find someone whom you trust to report to. I don’t know everything, but every millionaire I have ever heard about has a coach.

It’s not unusual to get off track with your time. When you find that you have gotten off course, stop and ask yourself, “Am I being productive?” If not, determine which course of action you can use in the list above that will get you back on track and lead to a more productive day. Our days are filled with so many tasks like attending meetings, working on multiple projects at the same time; plus some of us are trying to juggle school, family, or a home based business as well. It’s not impossible to accomplish everything you set out to do. You simply need to apply time management skills to your everyday life and set a goal to manage your time to be more productive.

The Consulting Experts specializes in time management tips, tools, and resources to help you grow  personally and professionally . We also offer professional coaching and training for individuals and for large or small organizations.

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