Before you begin your session, ask delegates to explain their roles, key challenges and their knowledge that is current level

Before you begin your session, ask delegates to explain their roles, key challenges and their knowledge that is current level

Even the best trainers need certainly to train too.

Here’s 50 tips to help you boost your training style.

1. Understand your attendee’s need.

This can enable you to pitch your content at the level that is correct it caters to all the your attendee’s needs.

2. Manage delegate expectations that are learning the outset.

At the start of working out sessions, outline the main goals and objectives of the work out.

This may make sure that expectations are set appropriately, which will surely help to optimise learner engagement through the day.

3. Segment your course.

Divide you course into sections with rough timings, so learners have a schedule and understand what content you may anticipate so when, thereby promoting readiness that is learner.

4. Summarise during the end of any section.

It’s practice that is good divide your course into sections, (as mentioned above), and to summarise at the conclusion of every section to assist understanding and retention.

5. Use cues that are non-verbal monitor the interest level of your audience.

Looking out the window, fiddling using the phone, glased expressions etc.. are signs that you might be losing your audience.

7. Ensure you are not overwhelming your audience.

Frowns, confused looks could all be indicators that your particular audience don’t understand or can’t keep up because of the content.

8. Re-energise your audience regularly in conversation etc… as they will tire, by taking impromptu breaks, doing a pick-me-up exercise, or engaging them

9. Pace your learning content.

Don’t introduce complex learning subjects too early on.

Give the learner’s time to acclimatise.

Similarly avoid introducing challenging content at the finish when delegates are tiring.

10. Your presentation slides must certanly be a plan not detailed script, otherwise your delegates is likely to be compelled to see the slides at length and won’t be listening for your requirements.

11. Use repetition to improve learning.

Only a few content is created equal.

Don’t be afraid to repeat yourself to emphasise particularly high-value nuggets of information.

12. Mix it up.

Hours of monotonous bullet point slides will eventually tire out even the most attentive of learners.

Vary your articles and delivery to add images, case-studies, microlearning videos, exercises, Q&A to spice things up and keep learner’s engaged.

Re-purpose any elearning content within the training room that you have created and either send it to your delegate’s phones or play it.

13. Mingle with participants, before you start speaking, and after, as this will help to build a rapport and goodwill between both you and your audience boosting their patience and engagement levels.

14. 10 to 1 Golden Ratio.

High quality learning presentations requires 10 hours research and content preparation for each and every training room hour.

15. Build in slack time.

10 minutes of practice room presentation time will most likely equate to 20 minutes when done live so build in plenty of slack time.

16. Pace your presentation.

In order to avoid over-run, figure out how to pace yourself.

When practising put the estimated time in the corner of every slide and practice maintaining the pace that is right.

17. Check your breathing.

Nervous energy can cause presenters to race through presentations and end too early.

Monitor your breathing and if you are breathless you are probably talking to fast.

18. Take a break every hour.

Learner attention levels really starts to fall off after an hour of concentration and thus break every hour to maximise learner engagement.

19. Be punctual, especially after breaks.

If you start late, or start late after breaks you set the tone for tardiness and learners will shortly follow suit and start returning from breaks late.

20. Don’t over-run.

Finishing late will certainly frustrate your audience, and shows deficiencies in respect for his or her time.

Include content that is optional may be cut/truncated to help you get back on schedule.

21. Keep time punchy that is activity.

Give learners a shorter time then they might comfortably need to complete activities and you’ll create a surge of creativity and energy.

About the Author

Hala Khouri, M.A., E-RYT, has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. She earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Columbia University and has a Master's degree Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Hala is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling. This is a yoga and activism initiative that aims to get yogis to take their practice outside of the yoga studio and to touch the lives of others.

Hala has taught yoga and the movement arts to a wide variety of people and places ranging from juvenile detention centers, mental health hospital and police stations, to yoga studios, conference halls and jungles. Teaching is her absolute favorite thing to do! She currently lives in Venice, California with her husband Paul and their two sons.