Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
– Vince Lombardi
Alright, so you have an idea of what you are looking for in the program, but what else should you keep an eye out for? What are some other, less obvious signs of a good (or bad) training company?
Website and social media: how professional and how engaged are they in their industry?
How professional is their website? Is it easy to use and understand? Are they engaged on social media? Are they present in their industry’s online arena? Are their social media accounts active, or have they dropped off the face of the planet at some point? How they present themselves online can say a lot about the level of effort that they will put into creating your training workshop as a whole.
Who are the trainers, not just the company?
Most companies will have a place on their site for their trainers’ bios. Take a look and see what their experiences are as well as their own level of activity. Do they have their own online presence? What is there experience? When choosing a program for your company, remember that it is the trainers you are working with, not just the ‘company’.
The Proposal: What it should cover and how to compare a lot of proposals to find the winner.
Lastly, pay attention to their proposals. What do they include? You want to look for a company that presents to you an attractive, easily understood, and short presentation of what they have to offer. Keep an eye out for the things we have already gone over, like customization, industry related experience, and professionalism. Also, understand that quotes can (most of the time) be negotiated. If you find a program that looks like it will really work for you, know that it is okay to contact the company even if they seem immediately out of your budget.
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Trushar Mody is BUSINESS STRATEGIST, SOFT SKILLS TRAINER, OUTSIDE-THE-BOX THINKER AND THOUGHT PROVOKER. He is a Warehouse of knowledge and wants to share it. His passion lies in teaching Wholestic Learning and Emotional Intelligence.
Trushar Mody is a role model who has extended himself to help others along their own journeys. He works from his passion of helping people live their lives with purpose and without fear. He is a managing partner and senior trainer at Encore Consulting Group.