Soft Skills Training Modules – Our Contribution to Trainers

We at MMM Training Solutions made a conscious decision to sell soft skills training materials in order to help trainers enhance their careers. All our modules are experiential and contain a minimum of six activities, games, role-plays or business case studies, as the topic demands. We permit our logo to be removed and our material to be edited. We also do not insist on a per candidate payment, for the use of our training material. Once you buy it from us, you can use it for a lifetime without any renewal charges. The material then can be modified by you, to create your own customized soft skills training curriculum proposal. How much better does it get?

Soft Skills Training Modules – Our Contribution to Trainers

This whole idea of selling training material was conceived from the overwhelming number of calls we received from trainers conducting soft skill training in Chennai and elsewhere, asking for help in the creation of training material.

“Give a man a fish, and you have fed him once. Teach him how to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese axiom

The format of our training material is very simple yet powerful. We also sell various soft skills training modules that include role-plays, business case studies, and training games, individually, and cover an exhaustive list of soft skills. So as the trainer gets comfortable with creating his/her own training material, these training objects will come in handy in creating soft skills training curriculum proposals. This provides the assistance in second level of development of the capabilities of a soft skill trainer.

The numerous emails that we get from corporate trainers in Chennai and across the country that use our training materials are a testament to the impact that it has.

Recently I read an article in Business Insider paper that further authenticated the decision that we made. According to this article Patrick McConlogue, a 23-year old Manhattan-based programmer one day offers two options to Leo, a homeless man he sees on his way to work each day. The first option being, giving him $100 in cash the next day.And the second option, giving 3 Java script books along with a super cheap basic laptop the next day. If Leo chooses the second option, Patrick would offer to spend one-hour every week day teaching him to code.

Leo chose the second option and as per the article, for the last 4 weeks he has been learning from Patrick to code. They already are working on creating a new app related to Leo’s interest in global warming and climate change. Leo says he is happy Patrick gave him the second option because he is now able to do something about global warming and climate change that is close to his heart.

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill

Soft Skills Trainers! Enhance Your Careers – Just Buy It!

Soft Skills Trainers, Enhance Your Careers – Just Buy It!

I once invited my girlfriend home to showcase my culinary skill, though it was just an attempt at making vegetable fried rice. The entire effort lasted a gruelling 3 hours. Out of the 3 hours spent in the kitchen, more than 2 hours were spent cleaning and dicing the vegetables. I gave up when my final attempt tasted unpalatable. Embarrassed, I made the wise decision of buying it. She devoured the dish and left very little for me.

All is well that ends well. Lesson learnt, cooking is not my forte! My girlfriend became my wife and since cooking is not her forte too, we eat out a lot. We do not spend time re-inventing the wheel!!

A close friend of my mine, also in the training profession, a process trainer, learnt it the hard way. He was a very talented process trainer. The CEO of his company, impressed by his ability to brilliantly articulate ideas and keep up the interest of participants all through a 6-hour process training, entrusted him the task of training the mid-level managers on presentation skills. My friend who was always ready for a challenge accepted the task gleefully. He had 5 days to prepare a 2-day presentation skills training module.

What transpired the next 3 days was arduous and yet funny (well, funny for me). After seven hours of work he called me and said that he was yet to finalize on an outline. His exact words describing his ordeal was “This is worse than searching for a needle in a hay stack especially when you are not sure if what you need is a needle.” Before the close of day he rushed to the neighbourhood library and got 3 books that claimed tall on how presentations are made effective . That night he hardly slept but managed to collate adequate information.

The next day at office, barring few short breaks the entire day was spent on creating a PowerPoint. In the evening he wanted me to review his PowerPoint. It was a 48 MB file with 322 slides. I made it very clear that I would not go through his PowerPoint and left him with a small word of wisdom – “Ideally an 8 hour training day should not have more than 35 slides.” And so his second night was spent cutting down 80% of the slides.

On the third morning at office my friend sends me a mail with a compact 1MB PowerPoint as attachment and a subject line reading “size zero – presentation skill program.” As I perused his PowerPoint and spoke to him on what methodologies he intends adopting, I realized his program was heading for a disaster. He spent the 3rd day at office working on the participant handbook and few handouts. In the evening when we met I told him what I felt about his preparation and narrated my fried rice story. I suggested he should buy online soft skills training materials  that come with PowerPoint, facilitator guide, participant handout, handbook and other related training objects. He looked at me with mixed emotions. He was relieved that his ordeal might just come to an end but he was piqued with me for not advising him of this option earlier.

I am sure there are lot of us out there who would love do our own stuff. It’s good as long as we have the luxury of time.

If not, why re-invent the wheel, just buy it!!

Consider buying the time-tested and proven soft skills training material created by the expert trainers of MMM Training Solutions.