A majority of learners or participants do not take up training programs as a result of their passion for the topic. They are often forced to take up the course to get a job, keep their jobs, enhance their skills or continue further with their career plans. All this makes it difficult to motivate learners and make them active participants. The best practices and academic habits possessed by the participants in the training are also long forgotten. The participants tend to stop the practices they learned through training as they do not see the rewards of their efforts immediately or as soon as they would expect. Involving fun in the learning process by concentrating on the below points will generate participant engagement and make sessions memorable and enjoyable:
- Generating Interest Through A Strong Opening: A trainer can attract the attention of audience right at the start with a strong opening of the session with a creative description of the topic and how participants will benefit as a result of attending the session. Trainers can design a course that provides immediate relevancy and learning materials that can be put into practice. Content with practical application can be used rather than extraneous facts and theories.
- Stimulating learners: Encouraging participants to think by either providing them with brain teasers or by asking thought-provoking questions. This will help facilitators to gauge the participant’s level of knowledge and expertise and give a clear idea of the amount of effort required to train.
- Use of humour: Humour works great even with the most demotivated learners. Participants listen to carefully to a funny presenter as they would not want to miss his witty sense of humour which will attract continuous engagement.