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hese days, staff are required to have a whole range of skills to be effective
in an increasingly competitive and demanding workplace. In addition to experience,
technical skills and work knowledge, they need to learn many skills which fall
into the softskills category such as time management, communication and effective
supervision. Much of these skills are picked up along the way in their daily
tasks, but many companies require their staff to attend formal courses in softskills
to improve their staff's overall knowledge and effectiveness. While many large
companies depend on their in-house trainers (usually their own managers) and
their human resource departments to conduct training in such courses, they often
rely on external trainers to conduct short softskills courses.
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If you have experience as a trainer or public speaker, and you love interacting
with people, then you might want to try your hand at being a softskills trainer.
If you've already been conducting in-house training for your company or small
groups, then you've got a head-start, otherwise, you'll need to do your homework
and do the necessary research on your chosen softskill topic. You'll find it's
best if you keep to something you're familiar with, focussing on you areas of
expertise rather than trying to blanket a whole range of topics in which you
have no real experience. Softskills trainers are usually held in high regard
as the are supposed to be specialists in their fields. Imagine being late for
a course on time management! Not very good for your image not to mention reputation.
If you do well as a softskills trainer though, it opens many doors to a world
of opportunities. As your audiences speak highly of you, your reputation will
grow and so will your fee. If you've reached that level, you'll want to think
about your own line of books and training videos. Hmmm... people paying you
to talk - nice way to make money!