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Articles Tagged ‘Train the trainer’

How to “Pump Up” What Students Remember

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 »

How to Build “Home-Grown” Trainers

Have you ever wished you could reduce your organization’s dependence on outside trainers? How about developing your own workshops? Join the ranks of organizations that have benefited from developing their internal resources, saved money, and improved the relevance and quality of their training! What’s Not Working Over the last few years, I’ve worked with dozens   Read the full article »

Can a Room Kill You? Yes!

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com 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 »

3 Rules for Excellent Presentations

Learn three essential presentation tips, backed by research from John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules.”

Sharpen Your Training Brain

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.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 »

3 Tips to Deal With Audiences From Hell

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com 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 »

Avoid Audience Overload: Less Is More

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.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 Separates Great Trainers From the Merely “OK?”

What is the single most important action that differentiates expert trainers?

A “Train the Trainer” Tip: Start Your Sessions With a Bang

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com 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 »

The Seven Laws of Training: What Managers Must Know

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com You oversee training and possibly deliver it. How can you ensure that your agency’s training actually improves workplace performance?

How to Blow Your Credibility From the “Get-Go”

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com 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!

How Do You Know They Know? Designing in-Class Assessment

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.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.

So You Want to Do a Seminar!

They ARE Hearing Your Body Talk!

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com 3 Presentation Positions to Avoid Like the Plague

Four Lessons From the Open Water

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com How is Public Speaking Like Open Water Swimming?