As a trainer, speaker, author and consultant I always challenge myself to find new ways to make my message stick, essentially making my class more sticky. As those of us in public safety will attest to we are creatures of action who do not take well to long classroom lectures, besides most folks will only retain 20% of what they are taught in class, this is where the reps come in. The next time you are training and or teaching remember that to learn is to know but to feel is to understand. So instead of just talking and or asking lead by example and do it with them, it’s all about the reps. It takes a big person to seek out information and question what they know, in fact it can be quite humbling. One of the most dangerous types of trainers is the one that does not realize that what they know they know wrong. Go and seek out new and controversial information and techniques for it will make you a better trainer, a better mentor and a better leader.
About The Author:
Bryan Fass is the author of “Fit Responder”, a comprehensive wellness plan for the first responder, and the Fit Responder Blog. Bryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine and is certified as a licensed athletic trainer and a strength and conditioning specialist. He was a paramedic for over 8 years. Bryan has authored four books regarding fitness, wellness and human performance. Bryan is available for Consulting and Speaking on Public Safety Fitness Testing along with Fitness, Wellness and Injury Prevention Programs. Contact him via email to email@example.com.