We are all trainers. We are all learners.
Sure you are a trainer; a facilitator of content. But when you are preparing to deliver your learning—whether face-to-face, online, one-on-one, in a video, or through some other method—you are a learner. The more you learn, the more you know about your client, the participants, the content, the expectations, the location, and even yourself, the better you will be when you switch to the role of trainer.
I’ve always felt that the creators of ADDIE forgot one of the most important steps—preparation. I think it should be ADDPIE.
“Audience interest is directly proportionate to the presenter’s preparation.”