Sunday, December 13, 2015

SEVEN "C" - Characteristics Of Good Trainers

Salam Hormat

Recently, I have too much international classes which required me to fly around the globe. From East to West and back to East. Not even got chance to spend school holidays with kids. I was aways since the start of school holiday until now - alhamdulillah still I got chance to take them for Pangkor Trips for a short trips.

As a trainer, you spend so much time sharing your expertise knowledge with your students and hope they will get thru in the Certification Exam...

Honestly I felt tried traveling with less time spend at my home town. I just thought that I did this because I love my job, love to share knowledge with peoples and got friends at all places. However, sometime you are tight with the business peoples who are, of course, wanted to leverage you to make more profits. Being the human-being, to the certain extend you will be breakdown. It is difficult to do training when you start losing focus, motivation and inspiration.

Thus, it is good to love our jobs but not necessary to love the company!!

When you feel down, Allah may send someone to increase your motivation.... alhamdulillah I met someone that have been working more than 50 years. His name is Dr Hj Muhammad Petro Barbeito. He is Spanish and live in Miri, Sarawak. He worked with Shell for more than 35 years as Geologist and now doing freelance training. What surprise me is ... he is 74 years old and still passion doing training. 

    geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth as well as the processes and history that have shaped it. Geologists usually engage in studying geology.
We stayed in Brunei Shell Apartment 29 Seria. We talked about our experiences in international training and somehow its lead to Sudan's experiences. He was in Sudan in 2005 and I was there at the same time. We shared about our valuable experience about peoples, cultures, food etc. One thing for sure, not everyone has such opportunities to travel around the world. He is right! 
Mr Muhammad Petro Barbeito

Actually, I am seeing myself in the next 20 years.... am I still doing what I love to do? Err am I fit enough to do the same things like him? Somehow I remembered what Mr Jack Ma of said that "Do what you do best at age of 40 years and share with the young peoples at the age of 50"... err I am sharing at the age of 40 already huh... 

Stand still means declined! 

Seven characteristics of a good trainers - 7C


By character I mean the professional credentials and credibility of the trainer. Training as a career choice is different from all other professions. You need to have a passion towards training your disciples to success especially since you, as a trainer, would be responsible for several young enthusiasts’ career. A trainer faces his acid test when his students undergo their final evaluation. Therefore, a good trainer is one who considers his job a lot more than merely a source of income. If you actually start believing that you are doing more than just earning your salary, you would be able to influence and impress your students a lot more effectively.
Tuan Kamarul Azhar - founder of Ahadan Coach
Command on the subject
The second most important trait that is important for a trainer to have is a thorough grasp of his subject. Needless to say, a trainer with an imperfect knowledge about his topics is jeopardizing the careers of his students, and such a person soon loses the respect of his class. The only way you can effectively grab the attention as well as the respect of the trainees is to convey to them that you indeed have a superior knowledge of the subject. E.g. I am the ITIL Expert with industry certification and thorough experiences. 

Communication Skills

Its one thing to have the necessary qualifications and expertise of a subject and another to be able to communicate your knowledge to an audience effectively! Some trainers lose the respect and interest of their audience despite their superior knowledge of the subject because they lack the confidence and the communication skills to connect with their students. 
Tuan Syed Faizal S.Rahman - expert in what he do!
It often happens that a discussion heading towards a certain topic swings to something entirely different, which distracts the attention of the class and leads to a wastage of valuable time. Now, it is the trainer's job to be on the driver’s seat and ensure that everyone is on the same wavelength. This takes not only confidence but also a lot of subtlety and tactfulness to keep the trainees focused on the subject.


The trainer must be capable enough to address the needs of every individual participant in his class. He shouldn’t allow himself to get carried away by the superior understanding and grasping prowess of a few bright students and neglect the needs of the rest of the flock. Every individual is different, as far as intelligence is concerned, so the trainer needs to ensure that everyone is progressing at the same pace and nobody gets left behind.
Mr Abu Barzah, new talented comer


A good trainer is one who is able to make his subject as simple and interesting as possible. His language should be stimulating but prosaic. There should be no element of ambiguity. If the topic under discussion is challenging and complicated, the trainer try to go slow and be patient enough to repeat himself as many times as needed.
Mr Azhar Samat, expert in outdoor training
Nobody is interesting in listening to the droning drivels of a boring dud. No matter how important a topic you seem to be discussing, if you don’t have a charismatic personality, people simply won’t listen. Period! A successful trainer is one who is able to enthrall and captivate his students with his words. Being charismatic and dynamic will dramatically improve the trainer's acceptability and likeability amongst his audience. They then won’t have to make an effort to listen but will listen despite themselves, and will keep up with everything that’s being taught to them.
Sources of 7C - MensXP

Practice make perfect! 

SirNoordin Khalid
Brunei International Airport
Bandar Sri Begawan

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