With both my parents having been teachers, when I started training colleagues it felt very familiar and enjoyable - it must have been in my DNA! I now have many years of experience and acquired Adobe ACE certification for Photoshop and After Effects. Thorough preparation and talking to trainees beforehand leads to the creation of bespoke training sessions. However what counts most for me is the person I am teaching, making them feel comfortable and respected; giving them my full attention and helping them find confidence in their capabilities with whatever piece of software they are learning.
I am currently responsible for training colleagues in colour grading techniques and Baselight. I have also been involved in a big training project teaching Premiere Pro to experienced Avid editors who need to transfer their skills. I have also started working remotely via Skype: this is an excellent way of doing 1 to 1 training without travel expenses or having to book facilities, making it possible to offer sessions at a very reasonable price.