Category: Train the Trainer Tips

training course activities
Common Presentation Mistakes

3 tips for running an activity in a training course

When we are facilitating groups or training people in a training course at work it’s common to put people in activities so they can chat, experience, practice and learn. We know that it’s a good idea to facilitate as much hands-on activity as possible because

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Common Presentation Mistakes

Train the Trainer: Don’t play PowerPoint karaoke

In one of my Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclasses we were talking about how (contrary to popular belief) the slides are not ‘the presentation’. In fact, the slides are just one of your visual aids to reinforce your key messages for your audience.   We were

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Common Presentation Mistakes

What NOT to do! Don’t forget to tell your face!

There’s this thing in presenting called the emotional objective. It’s essentially the way you want your audience to feel both during your meeting, and once you’ve finished presenting. It’s a good thing to work this out before you present. A master presenter knows the emption

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Common Presentation Mistakes

Remember people’s names!

One of the things people comment to me about a lot is how impressed they are that I remember people’s names. They ask me, “how do you do that?” Then they say, “I’m terrible with names!” When people admit to me that they are terrible

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don't freak out when technology fails
PowerPoint Tips

What NOT to do: Don’t freak out when technology fails

https://vimeo.com/425834662 What NOT to do: Don’t freak out if the technology fails in your presentation   We’ve all seen the presenter do the metaphorical tap dance when their technology fails. They embarrass themselves, the audio team (if there is one) and the audience cringes.  

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ways to deal with hostile audiences
Presentation Skills Tips

Managing difficult behaviour in your audience

Perhaps you’ve experienced rude or difficult behaviour during your meetings, conferences or presentations. It’s not easy to deal with hostile audiences – those who are always looking at their phones, having side conversations, or people who really love the sound of their own voice and

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