TINY TIPS
FOR TRAINERS
AND TEACHERS
10
SESSION STRUCTURE
1. START WITH SOMETHING
PRACTICAL Make people into active participants in the
session, from the very start. Even if you ha...
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hotos/45409431@N00/1
0674184556/
2. ALLOW TIME TO RECHARGE
Even just a 1hr workshop can be quite ...
3. SUM UP VIA A RANDOM SLIDE
CHALLENGE Don’t summarise the session yourself, let people
hear another voice! Put together a...
4. CLOSE AFTER THE Q&A
Put the time for questions 10 or 15 minutes before the actual
end of the session, then close on a s...
TABLET AS TEACHING
ASSISTANT
5. USE PADLET ON YOUR TABLET
TO REMEMBER WHO’S WHO
Ask people to say who they are and what they
want from the session, and...
6. SKIP AHEAD ON YOUR TABLET
Have a copy of your presentation on your tablet, and use any gaps
(a practical activity, or a...
HAND-OUTS
7. HAND OUT THE HAND-OUTS
It’s tempting to be super organised and put all the hand-outs on
desks / PCs in advance. But if ...
8. USE SCREENGRABS TO MAKE
PRACTICAL EXCERCISES EASY
TO FIND It's amazing how often people lose their
place in a hand-out....
MATERIALS
9. STORE MATERIALS IN THE CLOUD
Particularly if your session is link-heavy, store a digital copy of the materials on a
fre...
10. EMAIL THE PRESENTATION
ROUND AFTERWARDS Don’t rely on people tracking it down for
themselves; follow up directly, ensu...
There’s an article with more detail on
each of these 10 tips on my blog:
>> bit.ly/10TinyTips
THANKS FOR WATCHING!
Teacher by cybrarian77 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/cybrarian77/6284181389/sizes/l
Pottery by Aneeye | Aneesh Subrahman...
ned-potter.com
FOR MORE IDEAS ABOUT COMMUNICATION
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A series of 10 small tips for anyone leading a session of instruction.

Divided into Session Structure, Tablet as Teaching Assistant, Hand-Outs and Materials, there's a mix of things to make your life easier as the teacher or trainer, and your delegate's lives easier.

Associated blog post explaining each one in more detail at bit.ly/10TinyTips.

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  1. 1. TINY TIPS FOR TRAINERS AND TEACHERS 10
  2. 2. SESSION STRUCTURE
  3. 3. 1. START WITH SOMETHING PRACTICAL Make people into active participants in the session, from the very start. Even if you have a lot of theory to get through, give people something to DO first of all.
  4. 4. https://www.flickr.com/p hotos/45409431@N00/1 0674184556/ 2. ALLOW TIME TO RECHARGE Even just a 1hr workshop can be quite overwhelming. Building in a 3 minute gap for participants to switch-off, chat to each other, and relax, will help them focus for the rest of the session and raise the energy level all round.
  5. 5. 3. SUM UP VIA A RANDOM SLIDE CHALLENGE Don’t summarise the session yourself, let people hear another voice! Put together a simple 5-slide summary, and invite a volunteer to blind present it to their peers. The results are not just fun but surprisingly effective…
  6. 6. 4. CLOSE AFTER THE Q&A Put the time for questions 10 or 15 minutes before the actual end of the session, then close on a strong call to action, a clear way forward for your workshop attendees.
  7. 7. TABLET AS TEACHING ASSISTANT
  8. 8. 5. USE PADLET ON YOUR TABLET TO REMEMBER WHO’S WHO Ask people to say who they are and what they want from the session, and rather than using a Whiteboard make notes on Padlet, with the Padlet Wall laid out according to where people are sitting in the room.
  9. 9. 6. SKIP AHEAD ON YOUR TABLET Have a copy of your presentation on your tablet, and use any gaps (a practical activity, or a co-presenter talking) to skip ahead and prepare for what you’re going to say next!
  10. 10. HAND-OUTS
  11. 11. 7. HAND OUT THE HAND-OUTS It’s tempting to be super organised and put all the hand-outs on desks / PCs in advance. But if you do that you miss a great opportunity to make eye-contact and brief conversation with each member of your audience, which will help communication throughout the rest of the session.
  12. 12. 8. USE SCREENGRABS TO MAKE PRACTICAL EXCERCISES EASY TO FIND It's amazing how often people lose their place in a hand-out. When you get to an exercise in workshop, put a screengrab on the hand-out of the same slide that's on the big-screen at the time you're introducing the exercise - it makes it quick and easy for people to know exactly where they should be.
  13. 13. MATERIALS
  14. 14. 9. STORE MATERIALS IN THE CLOUD Particularly if your session is link-heavy, store a digital copy of the materials on a free wiki (PBworks for example) so delegates can access them that way. This also means you’ll have a copy of your presentation and hand-outs even if your USB stick falls out of your pocket and your printer breaks…
  15. 15. 10. EMAIL THE PRESENTATION ROUND AFTERWARDS Don’t rely on people tracking it down for themselves; follow up directly, ensuring they have a copy of the presentation AND your contact details.
  16. 16. There’s an article with more detail on each of these 10 tips on my blog: >> bit.ly/10TinyTips THANKS FOR WATCHING!
  17. 17. Teacher by cybrarian77 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/cybrarian77/6284181389/sizes/l Pottery by Aneeye | Aneesh Subrahmanian - https://www.flickr.com/photos/aneeye/3359486375/sizes/l Robot by Takashi(aes256) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/htakashi/9754012931/sizes/l Presenter by betsyweber - https://www.flickr.com/photos/betsyweber/10595876455/sizes/l Applause by marfis75 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/marfis75/10674184556/sizes/l 1st ipad by Sean MacEntee - https://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/5171518129/sizes/l 2nd ipad by bfishadow - https://www.flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/4604736394/sizes/l Handing out by Wonderlane - https://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/4537003371/sizes/l Handout by tvol - https://www.flickr.com/photos/sixteenmilesofstring/2476311752/sizes/l Hard drive by William Hook - https://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhook/3570060270/sizes/l Package by lemonhalf - https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfbisqued/2353845688/sizes/l ALL IMAGES SOURCED VIA FLICKR’S CREATIVE COMMONS, THEN ADAPTED
  18. 18. ned-potter.com FOR MORE IDEAS ABOUT COMMUNICATION
  19. 19. @ned_potter FOR MORE IDEAS ABOUT COMMUNICATION
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