How do I make Training Fun?

Assess the Effectiveness of your Training

Why Should Training be Fun?

Laughter and fun speed up the learning process, increase retention, excitement, and participation. When we laugh, we retain more than 80% of the information learned. Laughter is a powerful learning tool. When people are having fun, they are more relaxed. When they are more relaxed, they are more open. When they are more open, they are able to participate and learn without any fear or anxiety.

How do you Boost the Fun Factor while Maximising Learning?

In order to turn humdrum training into an exciting and memorable experience, you need to:

Provide a Comfortable Environment

Pay attention to physical concerns such as heat, lighting, sound and seating. Make sure the training room is big enough so that people are not crowded. Provide comfortable seating. Make sure everything is clean and bright. Quality is in the details!

Build on What they Already Know

New learning should be linked to (and build upon) the experiences of the learner.

Recognise Accomplishments at Every Opportunity

Provide opportunities for repeated practice and feedback. Reward and recognise correct behaviour/performance. Use quizzes and scoring, and peer feedback activities to recognise and reward successful behaviour.

Create an Active Learning Experience

Create an active learning experience rather than a passive experience. Studies show that interactivity improves attentiveness as much as 88% and retention as much as 27%. You can tell people what they need to know very quickly, but they will forget what you tell them even faster. A number of studies have shown students remember:

Incorporate Variety

Create learning experiences that engage the whole person - Every participant has a particular learning style. Some are visual learners, some learn better by hearing information and some prefer hands-on activities. Use a variety of interactive learning activities, make the training come alive with high participation and energy.

Keep Training Relevant

Use real-life examples and situations to discuss problems and challenges, and practice techniques. All activities, competitions and discussions should be focused on achieving specific learning goals.

Get in Touch with Jump

If you need help, or you answered no or unsure to any of the questions in the assessment tool, then Jump Business Solutions can help you. Phone us on +64 6 754 8987 or +64 27 450 5271 or email info@jump4biz.com and Jump will come to you, discover your needs, and develop a solution that will create real, long-term and positive change for you and your business.