10 Things We Love About
Eoin Lynch – Nov 28th, 2022
Let’s play a word association game. If we say ‘personal trainer’ do you conjure up a lycra-clad, muscle-bound gym instructor? Caught you! But did you know that personal training also applies to software learning?
When we think of training for Microsoft packages like Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more, we think of large classes or seminars. However, having an expert all to yourself is often the best way to maximise your learning and minimise your stress.
Let’s count the top 10 things we love about one-to-one training.
Learn at your own pace
With a large group, the trainer has to move at a pace that suits the majority. One-to-one training means going at your pace, and never feeling left behind, bored, or frustrated.
Imagine being able to work with a software trainer on your files! Because of GDPR and time constraints, you don’t get that in a group setting. One-to-one training is customised to exactly what you need, so you’re going to get more out of the sessions and become more effective in your job.
You can focus on a particular project or task
If there’s a PowerPoint presentation you need to produce in time for a meeting or an Excel spreadsheet that’s giving you a headache, you can use your personal training session as an opportunity to work on these projects.
It takes the pressure off your IT department
IT department staff are usually stretched for time, installing software and resetting passwords. If you’re waiting for help with overcoming a particular software challenge, you might be waiting a while. We provide Microsoft 365 consultancy and support packages to companies, allowing staff to get some much-needed individual attention.
You can set your own goals
What you want to achieve from training will differ from your colleagues, and you have unique requirements. Set individual goals and objectives with your trainer and then achieve them. It’s all about working smarter, not harder.
You master more material in less time
One-to-one training is efficient: you’ll maximise your learning in a short time. You’re going to progress faster and waste no time. Your trainer motivates you, tracks your progress, and pushes you a little further toward mastering the software.
You can ask questions
The downside of a large group is that you can get lost in the mix and feel pressure from other team members, making you less likely to ask questions. With personal training, there are no silly questions, and you can fire as many at the trainer as you like. One-to-one training is a two-way interaction that gives you to confidence to communicate what you need.
There are no distractions
Sometimes individuals can dominate a group setting, or the environment can be noisy and distracting. This is not the case in a one-to-one session – it’s just you, the trainer, and the material. As the only student in the class, you’re far more focussed.
You get feedback and corrective action
Personal software trainers will supervise, spot anything you’re struggling with, and offer bespoke solutions. Challenges will be met and success will be gauged.
Our clients tell us that with one-to-one training, the sessions fit around their busy schedules. The trainer won’t race ahead without you, leaving you feeling behind or stressed.