On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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Rules of Thumb
• Assume everyone is a beginner….
Unless you advertise the class as Advanced
• Course Title and Blurb set expectations
• Follow – Up and Additional Resources are
Decide on a course to create during class
Decision Making Time
Hands-On v Lecture Device Availability
Devices (pros and cons)
Length of Workshop
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?
Key Points (3)
Call to Action
How to follow-up
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”
Where will you advertise?
Who is your target?
How will you advertise?
When will you advertise?
Creating the Advertising
1 sentence at most description
How to get more information
Template or Not to Template
What is your advertising plan?
Presentation Tips & Tricks
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?
U- Style or Hollow Square
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How will you set-up your room?
Why is this the best set-up for your class?
Making Slides Count
Don’t Read Slides
Big and Clear Slides
Tell a story · Connect · Personalize
Factors with Handouts
Yes or No?
When do distribute?
What is required on the handouts by the
Download this template at: http://goo.gl/E7P6YL
Managing the Unexpected
Creating a logistics pre-training checklist
Schedule for testing
Tip: Offsite? Find out who is the tech
guru at the location and talk beforehand
Screenshots or recordings of
Presentation on Flash Drive
Remember Plan B
Take a short break if needed
Move on – and regroup
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
You are the expert
You are awesome
Try a Power Pose
(before they see you)
More awesome tips at:
Ann Cuddy: http://goo.gl/7USsDC
Shake those nerves
Don’t forget to eat
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