So you want to be a trainer.
You want to be able to deliver memorable, powerful training courses that make a real difference to the people who attend them.
Just how well prepared have you been to do that? When you learned how to be a trainer were you really set up for success?
There can be a huge disconnect between what people learn on a typical "Train the Trainer" event and the reality of the classroom. Just how much more successful could you be if someone highlighted what was missing and showed you exactly how to fill those gaps, saving you learning it all through your own (sometimes painful) experiences?
Drawing on over a decade of experience and the lessons learned from delivering thousands of hours of training to staff at all levels from front line teams to directors, John McKinstry highlights seven key things which they don't tell you about on most "Train the Trainer" courses then - using a wealth of practical examples - shows you exactly how you can transform the training you deliver in your organisation.
There are lots of writers out there who do a brilliant job of writing about what I call the "good stuff" in business - things like great leadership skills, confidence or positive attitude.
I love to read that kind of thing but I don't tend to write about it. Instead, I write about the other side of that coin, about what you could describe as the "bad stuff" in business.
From the everyday frustrations and negativity in the office through to the genuinely scary stuff like redundancy, the focus in my books is on the bad stuff in the workplace that could affect you and - more importantly - how to navigate your way successfully through it.
If you're interested you can hear more from me on Twitter (@JMcKWriter) where I highlight any great articles and quotes I've seen and also talk a lot about my favourite sport - ice hockey - which I use as the background for my first novel "Life and Other Contact Sports"