Pros Good for large groups when reading/writing are not required
Cons Elevation changes needed for large groups No writing surface Minimal group interaction
This layout style is often used for Board of Directors meetings, committee meetings, or discussion groups where there is a speaker, audio-visual PR 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.
Used for Meetings discussion groups speaker will act as part of audience.
Pros Good work space Good interaction
Cons Not ideal for larger group; no more than 25
Used for hands-on classes long sessions Sessions with refreshments Pros Presenter can see all participants Accommodates large groups in less space Cons Minimal interaction possible Participants only see each other’s backs
Train the Trainer
Presenter: Diana Silveira, Novare Library Services
Creating a Course
Presentation Tips & Tricks
Managing the Unexpected
On-Site – what room
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 frame?
Can this be broken down into points?
Avoid cute names
Title should give an idea of
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”
Chairs should face away from the door and
windows if possible, to minimize distractions.
Avoid having the sun in anyone's eyes or having
glare interfere with their ability to see any
What type of seating?
Is the class hands-on?
How many are expected?
What style is the class?
Managing the Unexpected Audience
They may forget
what you said, but
they will never
forget how you
made them feel. –
Carl W. Buechner
Quotes from: http://goo.gl/vESFJ
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