Presenting a subject in a productive way can sometimes get to be a difficult task. It involves a well prepared trainer, a cooperative class and a well established bond between all those who take part in the learning process.
However, a sketch of how to mix all of these points in one successful training course is carefully drawn by studies and statistics and it can easily become the bible of all trainers who care to improve their presentation.
First things first, create a plan!
This is basically the ground of all presentations. Make a mental note of the most important ideas you want to discuss and make sure that you have enough arguments, examples and datas to support them. This doesn’t mean that you cannot improvise or that you need to have the entire speech written down. It does, however, help you when you’re being stuck in a maze of ideas and you don’t know how to get back to the central one. It also helps you structure the presentation and it helps the students focus on the main ideas.
Think outside the box
It’s important that a presentation is well prepared and properly argued, but what’s actually more important is making sure that the information will stick. And what better way to do that if not by making it unique? Use humour, surprising analogies or unexpected examples. Basically, if you make sure that at least a few points discussed in the training will become a topic of conversation outside the class, you can rest assured that those topics will also be easy to remember.
Explore the emotions
When you know for a fact that the objective, data based part of the training is covered, all you need to take care of is the emotional part. Even though most would think that a presentation should be sustained only by exact data and clear, concise information, what is often forgotten or neglected is the fact that, in order to underline the subject and to well plant it deep in the memory of the students, you do have to use emotions. It can be a story that could emphasize a certain part of the presentation, it can be the simple way of explaining the information, it can be positive or negative, but one thing it cannot be: exclusively objective.