Comments based on last week’s post from two trainers I have a great deal of respect for:
John Bostain wrote: “I completely agree with all your points Brian! You can’t fake passion; students know whether you really believe and care about what you are teaching them. When I see the words “dynamic speaker” in a critique of an instructor, I believe it’s not so much that they are a skilled presenter, but rather their passion is coming through. Like you, I have seen hundreds of trainers over the years, but when it comes to ILEETA, there are certain trainers that I will always make a point of going to see (you, Marcus Young, Laura Scarry, Jeff Chudwin, etc). Often times I know pretty much what each one is going to say, but I thrive off of the passion that each one demonstrates, which makes me desire to be that much better at what I do. I always pick up new content from every presentation, but more importantly to me is I find people in this community I want to emulate, because I know what a difference each of you make in the lives of police officers. One last thing. The best trainers NEVER rest on their laurels. Like you always say, What’s Important Now. More importantly, What’s Important Now to THIS particular audience. The best trainers do not give the same “canned” presentation over and over. They change it to fit the individual needs of the students. That’s what I have seen the best trainers do.”
William Harvey wrote: “To be a great trainer it is a calling or a vocation, not a job. The second you view training as a job or a burden please for the sake of all, please quit.”
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