The teaching method for a business training

 

The introduction is the key to capturing the attention of your listeners. Opt for a personal style, using real case studies which  have an anecdotal value, and not just educational. Try to concentrate on well defined objectives, sticking to the results expected by your students and your company.

Keep in mind the the personality and the level of participants in training. If necessary, assess their prior knowledge when they arrive.

Draw up a plan allowing you to develop the skills of the attendees in stages. Your students will reach the ultimate goal on a more definitive path by overcoming progressive stages. Depending on the allotted time, restart if a student is unable to understand one of the stages.

Vary the training methods : sometimes lectures, sometimes presentations, and sometimes practical cases. Try to make the students active, keep them on their toes but let them find their way themselves. Say it and it will be said, do it and it will be done.

Do not monopolise the speech, or unveil all the stages of your talk without allowing time for the audience to breathe and ask questions. Do not wait for the end of the talk to allow people to ask questions : it is too late and they will be tired.

Avoid using overly technical language and jargon. Put yourself in the position of those being trained and adapt your language level to theirs.

Occupy the whole space, do not stay behind your table with your fingers on your presentation. Search for human contact. Never read your documents.

During active experiments, when you are showing the audience how to achieve the process that is the objective of the teaching, the students will tend to take less notes as at that moment it may be the most important element to be able to achieve what you have show them when they are not there.

Use effective, concise and lively teaching methods : think of making a grid for drawing diagrams during the lesson, or for transcribing the thread of ideas expressed by the group.