As a trainer, have you ever wondered why information you provide often doesn’t “stick?” Memory is more complicated than most of us think. Take this quiz to find out what you already know. True or False? 1. Learners who can perform a new learning task well are likely to retain it. (T/F) 2. Immediate memory Read the full article »
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by Guila Muir firstname.lastname@example.org How to Ensure Your Physical Space Works For You, Not Against You Have you ever felt that something’s just not working right, no matter how well you know your material, how confident you came in, or how much you practiced? Have you ever felt, throughout your presentation, that something keeps pushing Read the full article »
Learn three essential presentation tips, backed by research from John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules.”
by Guila Muir email@example.com As a trainer, do you struggle mentally as you develop a new course? Are you ever “stuck” when you try to think of ways to improve your class? There is a scientifically sound way to boost your brain power, pick up your energy, and improve your focus as a trainer. Although Read the full article »
by Guila Muir firstname.lastname@example.org Resistant dynamics can be found in any audience. Here are three essential techniques to stay sane as a presenter. 1. Check Yourself. Ask yourself: What am I feeling about this audience? Why? What’s the worst that could happen? Prepare yourself emotionally and physically. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat, and Read the full article »
by Guila Muir email@example.com Picture it: You’re a student in a classroom. The instructor is throwing out fact after fact. At first, you listen intently, trying to grasp everything that’s going on. After about 15 minutes, your attention drifts. After trying to focus a few more times, you feel so overwhelmed (and possibly irritated and Read the full article »
What is the single most important action that differentiates expert trainers?
by Guila Muir firstname.lastname@example.org What’s the best way to assure your training participants groan inwardly and “turn off” when you first open your mouth? Simply by doing what you’ve always been told: By introducing yourself and providing your credentials. Why not generate your audience’s curiosity, interest, and investment from the outset? Use a “Hook” before Read the full article »
by Guila Muir email@example.com You oversee training and possibly deliver it. How can you ensure that your agency’s training actually improves workplace performance?
by Guila Muir firstname.lastname@example.org When you are speaking in front of a group, do you really want to blow your relationship with the audience immediately? These two common presentation behaviors will help to ensure that you do!
by Guila Muir email@example.com How serious are you about your students actually learning? Most of us would say, “VERY serious!” Yet many trainers and instructional designers actually have no idea what, and even if, participants have learned by the end of a session.
by Guila Muir firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Presentation Positions to Avoid Like the Plague
by Guila Muir email@example.com How is Public Speaking Like Open Water Swimming?
by Guila Muir firstname.lastname@example.org Capturing Your Audience in the First 30 Seconds What’s wrong with these pictures? 1. Helen begins her presentation by introducing herself and telling the participants at some length how happy she is to be with them. She then launches into her content. 2. Bill kicks off his training session by explaining Read the full article »