The 7 Greatest Mistakes Trainers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Category: Coaching Skills, Personality Styles
ID: W-1068


Every trainer has made mistakes. No matter if you are just starting out or if you’ve been a trainer for the past 30 years. The difference between average trainers and effective trainers will come after you make those mistakes. What do you do about them?

Join training expert Bob Pike as he explores WORST mistakes trainers make when designing and delivering training and shows you how to avoid them. We’ll cover mistakes in the following:  learning transfer strategies, chunking content, being attentive to the amount of content presented, asking and answering questions, going off schedule, training measurement & evaluation, keeping participants energized, opening and closing the training program, and handout development. And we’ll cover fixes for these mistakes.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • The positive impact and main advantages of using business games as an instrument to develop and learn new skills
  • How games fit into the “learning-by-doing” way of education
  • Why a business game, rather than traditional training, is more effective

Who Should Attend:

  • Training and HR professionals
  • Independent consultants
  • Managers delivering training


Bob Pike, CPLP Fellow, CSP, CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, is known globally as the “trainer’s trainer.” He has written more than 30 books and created a dozen video systems on designing and delivering training. His Master Trainer’s Handbook is the bestselling train-the-trainer book ever published, with more than 333,000 copies in print in four editions. He has designed more than 600 training programs of one day or longer since 1969. He has presented at every ATD International Conference & Exposition since 1977, and is a regular keynoter at global training and performance conferences. He has worked in more than 25 countries during his career and his works have been translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.

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