How Do I Train People?


Oct 03
How do I train people?

Here is a question from Vivian: How do you train your people?

My answer is: “With total love and understanding.”

Do you attend seminars and take a lot of notes so that you can echo them to your employees when you get back?

Do you send your employees to attend seminars?

For thirty years, that was what I did. It worked 20% of the time, but 80% of the time, sayang lang.

What I discovered for training to be effective, it needs five things:

  • The training outcomes and outputs will have to be clear. What do you want to achieve from the training?
  • The training methodology must be based on how adults learn. Never, never, never lecture.
  • The trainer must be competent. She must know what she is doing and not just do a gaya gaya without understanding. She must be able to design a training program that will deliver the intended outcomes and outputs.
  • The training environment must be conducive to learning. Pay close attention to the training room, the equipment, the seating arrangements, sounds, smells, colors, etc.
  • The last but most important, the trainee must be willing to learn.

When you grow your people by training them well, they will, in turn, help you grow your business. Learn more from my book Grow Your Business, Pinoy!: Your Practical and Proven Roadmap on How You Can Make More Money by Doing Less.


I hope you’re learning a lot from the Grow Your People Series! Let me know your thoughts on the comments below.



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