#4 out of 12 of the Biggest Mistakes all Trainers and Presenters Make
Key point, your group no matter how big or small they are their to learn…not to be lectured. When you hear the word “teach”, you may associate this with traditional learning that you experience in a formal educational format. I am going to suggest that is not what we are speaking about now. This may be a little foreign to you but the teaching I am referring to is an interactive process in which you seek 100% participation and inquiry from the group. That may seem like a tall order at first but as you will see, mastering this concept will be very exciting, fun and fulfilling. Many speakers and trainers spend most of there time delivering a one way monologue which often becomes boring in minutes. Without even realizing they have lost half the group within the first 10 minutes.
As a trainer recognizing that most people dislike being told what to do or being told that they are wrong what they are currently doing. So “Don’t do That”…. Do not preach to them. Teach them by engaging them in dialogue through questions, games, activities, and discussions. Here is the take away message… Most people learn best by doing not by LISTENING. Give your group and exercise or problems that they have to work out revolving around your key point. I will insure you they will remember that key point for a very long time.