Writing course descriptions, titles and agendas to help set up
realistic expectations from attendees
Creating a logistics pre-training checklist to help ensure you and
the location are ready to go
Managing the unexpected - from tech issues to problem
Developing basic presentation skills and techniques for
successful public speaking
How long is the course?
Who is your audience?
What is their goal?
What 1 thing overall
should attendees walk
away with in this time
Can this be broken down
Creating the description
To the point – no more than 3-4 sentences
Watch language for over-promises “Learn” “Become an Expert”
They can “Listen” “demonstrate” “practice”
Avoid cute names
Title should give an idea
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How to follow-up
Chairs should face away from the door and
windows if possible, to minimize
Avoid having the sun in anyone's eyes or
having glare interfere with their ability to
see any visual materials.
What type of seating?
Is the class hands-on?
How many are expected?
What style is the class?
This is the most efficient set-up when the attendees will act as an audience.
This set-up is not recommended for food events or if note taking is required.
Good for large groups when reading/writing are not
Elevation changes needed for large groups
No writing surface
Minimal group interaction
Rows can be circular, semi-circular,
straight, or angled
Offset each row
Narrow chairs – space them
If you have the space, allow for 24”
U- Style or Hollow Square
A series of conference tables set in the shape of the letter U, with chairs around the
• discussion groups
• speaker will act as part
• Not recommended for
food events or if note
taking is required.
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Good work space
Good interaction between participants
Ideal when audio-visual or speakers are involved
Not ideal for larger group
U-Style or Hollow Square
A minimum of 2’ of table space
Avoid the “U” set-up for groups
greater than 25
Rows of conference tables with chairs
facing the front of a room (and usually
a speaker), providing writing space for
Sessions with refreshments
Presenter can see all
Accommodates large groups
in less space
Minimal interaction possible
Participants only see each
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• Angle toward the speaker.
• Approximately 2’ of space per
person at each table
• Minimum space between
tables is 3’.
Tip: find out who is the tech guru at the
location and talk beforehand if possible
Schedule for testing
- Screen Shots of “Live” Demonstrations
- Presentation on Flash Drive
- Power Cords
Help! Contact Information
Where to get information from today’s presentation
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They may forget
what you said, but
they will never
forget how you
made them feel. –
Carl W. Buechner
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Know Your Audience
Know Your Topic
Bring Your Passion
Tips for Success
Know Your Material
Get to a Room Early and “Own it”
Know: Your audience wants you to succeed
Don’t Apologize for nerves
Focus on the message
Dress Comfortable but Professional