RAC – ‘Am I bored?’

  • Course: 1 day influencing skills course
  • Date: 21 Aug 08
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • # of Learners: 20
  • I am feeling: Good

The class was attended by a few other fellow trainers in our organization. At the end of the class, one of them asked me whether I become bored after delivering some classes for almost 2 years. My answer was a bit complicated:

– I do look forward to taking on new classes rather than just delivering the old ones. I love the process of preparing and delivering the new material, during which I learn a lot as well.

– On the other hand, I am not exactly bored with the old classes… at least not as much as the others would probably imagine. I believe the key is that my delivery focuses on the learners but not the content. Since the learners are different each time, the class is ‘virtually’ not the same.

  • I often collect expectation at the class beginning and tailor the class accordingly without compromising the key message of the original design;
  • I always ask lot of questions in classes and there are all different sorts of response. Well, arguably, I asked too much some time;
  • I encourage questions in the class by different techniques and tricks. See one trick I shared before on this blog.

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