skills, classroom management & You!
Up to this point we have focused on the
developmental aspects of being an instructor/trainer. Let's now turn our attention to you
and your presentation and management skills, everyone needs them and learn how to use them
We live in a world that is very complex and it
is very demanding on us as individuals, and it's sophistication is the compelling force
that forces us all to learn how to communicate effectively and manage the things around
us. Have you noticed, those individuals who have developed their speaking skills are often
those who are in great demand because of their ability to communicate well with others.
Also have you also noticed they always seem to be organized too or well at least it
appears that way.
As you enter into the training world you are
going to be presenting information and training a wide range of people that make's up our
world. With that comes your abilities to communicate your information as clearly and as
accurately as possible to those individuals, and it's quite possible that many of your
students could or will have a primary language, cultures, and customs other than your own,
challenging your presentation and teaching skills.
Developing your professional presentation and
teaching skills is in some ways closely related to that of a person who is in show
business. No! Not acting, but their showmanship, which is an art within itself. We all
need to learn some of the same skills and knacks, we see the actors use all the time,
where they seem to remain so calm, cool and collected as they entertain us.
Of course, they have one great advantage that
we do not have, someone screaming in the background CUT!!
HOLD IT! Let's try that again when a mistake is made or
it didn't go quiet as planned.
However, it would be a safe to say, when they
first started in the business of acting, it wasn't like that. They made their fair share
of mistakes (so will you!) while they learned those basic acting skills and methods to
look so cool and professional in front of us the audience.
Without going to acting school let's take a
look at some of the ways we can improve on our showmanship. So we don't have someone
in the background screaming "CUT, HOLD IT!", but somehow, I don't think they
would be saying just that, maybe YOU'RE FIRED! might
Let's start with the following topics and work
our way through them: