Training isn't telling, it's revealing.
Presentations and workshops come in many forms; webinars, stand ups, podcasts, Prezi, and Power Points and Keynotes to name a view. I’ve jotted down a few of my thoughts on how to make images and bullet points work with you and not against you.
Think about the over-arching template for any presentation. Tell them what you are going to say, say it, then tell them what you said. Let the group know where are we – where are we going, how we are going to get there.
Remember that training isn’t telling, its revealing.
Content and Process
Look for the anxiety (both you and others will have it) to help with the process.
How do you make it safe for someone to be an ass in your training? – you don’t – You make it safe for everyone. Remember that the one who speaks up may not be the only one that feels that way. Get the other people in the room to address each others concerns.
Don’t be compelled to answer the question yourself.
The “Why” word will make people defensive. ” What does that mean” is better to address an action.
Training is a one way relationship. (even though there are 6 people in the conversation)
- the other person.
- the person you think that person is.
- the person that person thinks you are.
- the person you think that person thinks you are.
- the person that person thinks you think they are.
Don’t fall into a personal experience just because you don’t feel grounded in the content. Always use your number one tool in the conversation. Ask …. "tell me more".
Effective Training | 10% OF LEARNING COMES FROM JUST LISTENING TO ONE PERSON TALK 90% COMES FROM THE INTERACTION
- link all training to the goals of the organization
- get Sr. level commitment and involvement
- train as many people as possible
- measure and evaluate results
- maintain a client focus – who does the organization serve?
Please leave your presentation tips in the comments.