Earlier this year, I was on Road SQL Server Seminars. I did many SQL Server Performance Trainings and SQL Server Performance Consultations throughout the year but I feel the most rewarding exercise is always the one when instructor learns something from students, too.
I was just talking to my wife, Nupur – she manages my logistics and administration related activities – and she pointed out that this year I have done 62% consultations and 38% trainings. I was bit surprised as I thought the numbers would be reversed. Every time I review the year, I think of training done at organizations. Well, I cannot argue with reality, I have done more consultations (some would call them projects) than training.
I told my wife that I enjoy consultations more than training. She promptly asked me a question which was not directly related but made me think for long time, and in the end resulted in this blog post. Nupur asked me: what do I enjoy the most, public training or private training? I had a long conversation with her on this subject.
I am not going to write long blog post which can change your life here. This is rather a small post condensing my one hour discussion into 200 words.
Public Training is fun because…
- There are lots of different kinds of attendees
- There are always vivid questions
- Lots of questions on questions
- Less interest in theory and more interest in demos
- Good opportunity of future business
Private Training is fun because…
- There is a focused interest
- One question is discussed deeply because of existing company issues
- More interest in “how it happened” concepts – under the hood operations
- Good connection with attendees
- This is also a good opportunity of future business
Here I will stop my monologue and I want to open up this question to all of you:
Question to Attendees -
Which one do you enjoy the most – Public Training or Private Training?
Question to Trainers -
What do you enjoy the most – Public Training or Private Training?
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)