If you’re planning a business training event, you want it to be as effective as possible. A great training event can save you hours of time and lots of money. But, only if it’s done right. Here are our top 5 ways to make sure that yours is as effective as it can be.
1. Great Presenters
Spend extra time here. If you pick great presenters then you will have more than half the battle already won. A great presenter will capture attention and inspire. If you need to, pay a little extra for someone with a good reputation. If, however, your budget is tight, spend more time finding a presenter. There are always great new presenters on the rise who have yet to raise their rates.
2. Exceptional Room Setup
Each training event demands a different setup. Ask yourself what you will be doing and what the best room set up is for it. And, don’t just limit yourself to one. If you will be doing a number of different tasks during your training then have multiple setups ready to switch between or multiple rooms. Don’t force a space to do something it is not properly set up to handle.
3. Get the Tech Right
The last thing you need is a technology problem standing between you and well trained employees. Getting the tech right could mean spending extra time to make sure you have every convertor possible. It could even mean hiring a dedicated audio visual company depending on your needs. Whatever the case, don’t let your business waste hours because you overlooked this one point.
4. Get Hands On
One of the best ways to learn is by doing. If you include a hands on portion to your training, it will be more effective and the results will last longer. The more unique the hands on portion of your training is, the more memorable it will be. Take some time to find an appropriate hands on portion to you business training event.
5. Evaluate the Results
If you’re going through the trouble to hold a training event then take the time to test the results. You don’t want to find yourself six months out wondering whether the time and money spent was worth it. Plus, all of your future training events will benefit from anything you discover from your evaluation.
An effective training event is within your reach if you take the time to get these five things right. Remember, training is worth far more than it costs, but only if it’s done right. If you train smarter then you will definitely be ahead of the game.