Webinar: The Trainer as Peak Performer



Today's webinar presenters, Jean Barbazette and Maria Chilcote, share the implications of striving to be an effective trainer:

If we hold the keys to unlocking performance within the organization, then WE need to be at our best as trainers! Consider how you can “train by example”:

A picture is worth a thousand words. The human eye captures 10-12 frames, or pictures, per second. An unscientific calculation would thus deduce that one hour of living what you train is worth 3,600,000 words. At the average speaking rate of 450 words per minute, that’s a 1,300-hour presentation.

Fortunately, the example-to-speaking value ratio is much closer, but example is still more powerful than words, especially when it comes to changing behavior long-term.

In preparation for our webinar on The Trainer as Peak Performer, consider these age-old insights into the power of example:

Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.

Henry Miller

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.


A good example is far better than a good precept.

Dwight L. Moody

If you would like actionable insights to applying the power of example to your training, join our webinar. We will help you identify characteristics of peak performers and measure yourself against 10 instructor skills to help identify what you’re doing well and where you need to improve.  In the end, you will identify barriers that prevent you from performing, as well as strategies to help you leap over them.

(And, if that’s not enough – we’re raffling off a free book!)

So please join us on Wednesday at 10:00 Pacific time.

Click here to register for or join the webinar.

About Jean Barbazette and Maria Chilcote

Jean Barbazette, M.A. is the founder of The Training Clinic, which she founded in 1977. The Training Clinic specializes in state-of-the-art design, delivery, management and evaluation of training through development and delivery of workshops, certificate programs, on-line courses, publications, training products and job-aids. Since 1977, The Training Clinic has trained over 150,000 people on five continents in train-the-trainer techniques and other topics, including interpersonal, sales, management development, communication, administrative and self-management skills workshops.

Jean is the author of "Successful New employee Orientation" 3rd edition published by Pfeiffer & Co © 2007. Jean contributed three versions of an instrument, Trainer's Style Inventory, in mcGraw-Hill's 1996, 1997 and 1999 Training & Development Sourcebook. She is the author of the Trainer's Support Handbook, © 2001 McGraw-Hill Publishers. Her other books published by Pfeiffer include Instant Case Studies, The Trainer's Journey to Competence, The Art of Great Training Delivery, Training Needs Assessment, and Managing the Training Function for Bottom-Line Results.

Maria Chilcote is Managing Partner of The Training Clinic. As a consultant, trainer and designer with over 28 years of experience, Maria specializes in performance consulting, management development, the train-the-trainer process and marketing the training function. Maria has conducted hundreds of workshops for a wide variety of industries including government, retail, manufacturing, hospitality & food service, financial and non-profit.




…and here’s some more inspiration:

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.

Francis Bacon

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

Edmund Burke

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.


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