Virtual training is a lot harder than it sounds. While it may be more convenient and save a lot of money, it comes with a lot of challenges for the trainer.
You don’t realise just how much harder leading a virtual session can be until you try to put it all together. There are many obstacles you’ll need to overcome such as participant engagement for example. So, if you want to ensure your virtual training is effective, you need to become the best trainer you can be. How? By training yourself first.
Developing the right skills
Virtual trainers require a whole different skillset in order to train employees online. The materials need to be presented in an entirely different way than they are face to face and you also need to discover ways to keep the audience engaged.
Engagement is actually one of the most challenging aspects of virtual training. The brain isn’t great at focusing on a screen for long periods of time. So if you want to capture your audience’s attention and keep them interested in the training, you need to use various engaging techniques. Training the trainer is a service that teaches you these techniques, allowing you to become a much better virtual leader.
You’ll discover more about these and other virtual training tips, helping to ensure when it comes time to deliver your training, you know exactly the best way to do it.
Is training worthwhile?
It is a common misconception that virtual training is much easier than face-to-face training. Therefore, you may not feel like you need any help developing the right skills. Surely you can just do a little research and make yourself a better virtual leader that way?
There are some tips you can find online, but with training the trainer courses, you get the benefit of being shown exactly what you should be doing. You can also ask questions and receive feedback. You’re much more likely to retain information via a training course than you will through your own research.
Overall by the time you’ve completed your training, you’ll know exactly how to plan and manage the training in the most effective way. With V-Creative you can also choose to let us take over parts, or all of your training requirements such as putting together the materials. Many businesses assume virtual training will be a lot easier, but as you can see above, there are many factors you need to consider when delivering training via an online platform.