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TRAIN THE TRAINER

 

You can successfully train, correct your training mistakes and improve instructional performance. But being well versed in the subject is not enough--it takes more than knowledge to get your ideas across. We need to know how to make people want to listen and believe us. This course will help you enhance HOW you say what you say, so that your ideas don't go unrecognized. You'll receive a tool kit of ideas to help you to:

 

  Design and deliver training for greater impact and results

  Involve every person, regardless of group size

  Handle problem situations and difficult people successfully

  Analyze your audience-it is the source of your confidence

  Design openings that command attention - create common bonds

  Start things off right--use your first impression to your advantage

  Use small groups, role plays simulations, exercises, puzzles, problem solving to maximize participation

  Organize information flow to keep your audience's attention

  Develop a structure that assures you will never lose your place

  Handle problem questions that put you on the spot

  Avoid the ten deadly sins that cause people to resist training

  Use your own personal stories for profit, add humor appropriately

  Polish your presentation style--maximize your credibility

  Use visual aids to your learner's advantage

  Develop and use effective body language gestures and eye contact

  Manage anxiety-learn the latest techniques for overcoming stage fright

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

PREPARATION: START THINGS OFF RIGHT

  Understand Proper Preparation

  Analyze Your Audience: The People, Their Attitudes, Knowledge and Needs

  Decide Your Destination and Plan Your Approach

  Develop "Take-Out" Activities that Assure Ideas Get Used

  Gather Your Provisions and Set the Stage

  Create Attention, Generate Interest, Stimulate Desire, and Motivate Action

 

HOW TO ALLOW ADULTS TO LEARN THE MOST

  Keep Adults on the Edge of Their Seats- Methods to Motivate Adults

  Avoid Destroying Natural Motivation

  Use Recognition, Encouragement and Approval Effectively

 

HOW TO INVOLVE EVERY PERSON

  Understand Group Dynamics/ Involvement

  Develop Observation Skills

  Use Innovative Intervention Techniques to Keep Participants Involved

 

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR TRAINING FOR IMPACT

  Meet Your Audiences Needs-Its the Source of Your Confidence

  Design Different Types of Introductions To Get People's Attention

  Develop the Body of Your Presentation Creatively

  Use Proven Patterns to Sequence Your Presentations

  Design Powerful Conclusions to Assure That All's Well That Ends Well

  Answer Questions - Keep Cool Under Fire and Stay On Topic

 

USING THE ENVIRONMENT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

  Arrange the Physical Environment to Enhance Participation

  Create a Non-Threatening Emotional Environment

  Handle Difficult Participants With Tact

  Understand and Deal Positively with Resistance

 

HOW TO TAKE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW AND MAKE SURE OTHERS CAN USE IT-- MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT

  Use Resource Material Effectively

  Hand-outs That Work for Your and Not Against You

  Know What Resource Material Works Best For You and Your Audience

HOW TO USE VISUAL AIDS: KNOW WHEN TO ...WHEN NOT TO

  Live By the Three Rules of Thumb

  Choose the Most Appropriate Medium

  Apply Good Design Strategies

  Use A Variety of Visuals Effectively

 

HOW TO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPANTS INTERACTION

  Structure Relevant Role plays, Case Studies, Projects

  Develop Effective Group Dynamic Materials

  Facilitate the Group- Keep Control While you Keep Everyone Participating

 

HOW TO COME ACROSS AS COMPETENT AND DYNAMIC-FINISHING TOUCHES

  Control Performance Anxiety-Overcome Stage Fright

  Use Your Image Impact to Your Advantage

  Perfect Your Platform Skills

  Develop Vocal and Non-Verbal Techniques To Improve Your Delivery

  Use the 4 P's to Minimize Anxiety

PLAN - Analyze the audience, visualize to eliminate anxiousness

PREPARE - Select relevant materials, use the fail-safe rhetorical question method to build a dynamic program and never get lost!

PRACTICE - Design openings that command attention and get you through the stress of standing up and beginning

PREVIEW - Learn presentation techniques that work keep audience on the edge of their seats with involvement.

 

This class can include video taping of participants for feedback purposes.

 

 


 
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