'Train The Trainer'

Customised programs can be drawn from the following content and can be fine-tuned in the light of discussions with management and participants.

Fundamentals of Adult Learning

  • Types of learning – knowledge, skills & attitude
  • Understanding adult learning principles
  • Modes of thinking – systematic steps to presenting
  • Learning Styles – the implications for your presentation and structure
  • Overcoming barriers to learning
  • Linking motivation and learning
  • Reinforcing the learning and application to the workplace


Analysing Your Audience and Outcomes

  • What are you trying to achieve in your presentation? – establishing your theme
  • Identifying your learning outcomes
  • How much content do you need? – avoiding the information dump
  • Your audience – what is their level of knowledge and understanding?
  • What is your audience’s attitude towards you and your topic?
  • Understanding and managing their expectations
  • Selling your message – identifying value for your stakeholders
  • Working with an audience’s attention patterns
  • Emotionally engaging your audience – getting them to listen and remember what you say


Building a Framework

  • Strategy, structure, and style
  • The importance of planning
  • Opening strategies to grab the audience
  • Establishing credibility without looking like you’re trying
  • The importance of previewing the topic – the effect of context on remembering
  • Building the body of your presentation – main points, supporting material and connectives
  • Using support materials to retain attention and reinforce your message
  • Linking your points for a seamless coherent message.
  • Closing powerfully with a call to action

The Delivery

  • Timing and pacing – maximising the time you have
  • How to create the appropriate impression with every audience
  • Building a confident mindset – addressing your limiting beliefs around presenting
  • Vocal delivery skills – how to effectively use your voice
  • Body language, eye contact, personal presentation, and image
  • Verbal Communication – choosing the right words
  • Getting involvement and 2-way communication
  • How to encourage participation with smart questioning techniques
  • Managing participants and group dynamics
  • What to do if you don’t know the answer to a question
  • Reading your audience’s engagement and what to do if you are losing them
  • Handling different and difficult personalities
  • Maximising the physical presentation environment


Presentation Styles

  • Facilitation Skills Self Analysis – where are the gaps for you?
  • Understanding presentation styles, mine, and my audiences!
  • Working with your strengths and weaknesses
  • Tapping into your personality
  • Analysing your audience members
  • Building rapport and engagement
  • Adapting your presentation to your audience
  • Recognising conflicts of style


Preparing For Your Presentation

  • How to prepare and use notes
  • Rehearsing your presentation
  • Managing anxiety and nerves – dealing with the physical stress reactions
  • Techniques to get settled and successfully through the first few minutes
  • “Um and Urr” buster techniques
  • Creating visual aids – visible, simple, accurate, interesting, and practical
  • Designing PowerPoint presentations – template, layout, and animations
  • Using handouts to support your message and act as a takeaway for your participants
  • The 10 major mistakes presenters make


Practical – Individual Presentations

  • Each participant will present at least once in front of the group
  • Evaluation, assessment, peer feedback and coaching
  • Presentations can be impromptu or prepared
  • Presentations may be video recorded