Training the Trainer

Training the Trainer

All good trainers should constantly be taking training themselves. Not only does it give us a chance to learn more for and about ourselves, it allows us to gauge our own experience with that of our peers.

This morning I’m up early to attend an Advancing Your Anayltics course by Aillum‘s Brian Tait. It’s a co-production (in a sense) between NSDesign & Business Gateway Renfrewshire. I’ve had a chance to get to know Brian through NS and always found him to be very knowledgeable on websites, SEO and the Google stable so looking forward to it.

Lesley Thea and Emer 29LinkedinAlso, truth be told, I am hoping to reel him in to speak at our next networking event at 29 Glasgow at the end of next month. After the success of our #29Linkedin event we’re doing #29Google next!

Looking forward to learning more about my own Google Analytics – as it’s something I check in on every few days, but have never gone beyond its “page views” or “unique visitors” to set goals and so forth.

Tomorrow I’ll be shadowing a blogging workshop at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce – which I am also looking forward to.

I find that every event I attend – whatever level it’s delivered at – I find something I can take away and apply in my own life or recommend to clients.

It’s all good.

Your Training/Trainer Experience?

What courses have you attended that where good? If you’re a trainer – did you get formal training or were you more “thrown in at the deep end” like I was?

If you’re a trainer do you judge other trainers more kindly or harshly? Have you had an experience where another trainer gave you negative feedback?

Being a trainer, to me, is a challenging, fun, rewarding, sometimes very difficult role to be in. I’d love to hear your views and experiences in the comments below.

Have a great day/night.