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SWFLN: Train the Trainer


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Presented February 2016.

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SWFLN: Train the Trainer

  1. 1. Train the Trainer SWFLN February 2016 Presenter: Diana Silveira
  2. 2. Agenda Selecting Topics Goals Creating Your Training Marketing Presentation Tips and Tricks Logistics Presenting
  3. 3. Selecting Topics
  4. 4. Reasons we train: o Community Need o Library Promotion o Mandated by higher-ups o Other?
  5. 5. How do you access community need?
  6. 6. What topic are you focusing on today, and why?
  7. 7. Topics?
  8. 8. What is your goal?
  9. 9. Types of Training Highlighting Multiple Resources Touring Explaining a Specific Task
  10. 10. LogisticsClass Creation Promotion Presentation
  11. 11. Course Creation
  12. 12. Creating Your Class  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?
  13. 13. The Presentation Introduction Key Points (3) Examples, Demonstrate Summarize Yourself Call to Action Next Steps Audience Challenge How to follow-up
  14. 14. Activity Time Identify: Your Main Goal Create a Breakdown of 3 main points.
  15. 15. Resources & Tools
  16. 16. Make a Video: Jing
  17. 17. Sharing Resources Delicious Evernote Pinterest
  18. 18. Creating a training checklist - Presentation - Tech Requirements - Props - Handouts - Room Set Up
  19. 19. Marketing Image:
  20. 20. Creating the description To the point – no more than 3-4 sentences Bullet Points Action Verbs Watch language for over-promises  “Learn” “Become an Expert”  They can “Listen” “demonstrate” “practice”
  21. 21. Naming Your Course Denote Tone Avoid cute names Title should give an idea of course 5-7 words
  22. 22. Downloading Pride and Prejudice V Free Ebooks for Your Kindle
  23. 23. Advertising Flowers. March 2, 2pm @the Library
  24. 24. Creating the Advertising Title Time Location Brief Description How to get more information Visual Template or Not to Template
  25. 25. Adding a Hyperlink to Digital Ads • Hyperlink Words (Control + K) • Use URL Shorteners
  26. 26. More @ image@
  27. 27. Fonts need to readable to all Image
  28. 28. Where are you advertising?
  29. 29. How do you make your workshop standout?
  30. 30. During & Follow-Up Promotion
  31. 31. Creating Presentations that work
  32. 32. PowerPoint and Alternatives PowerPoint, Prezi, & Google Docs
  33. 33. Pick Colors with care Image
  34. 34. All About Fonts
  35. 35. Complete Infographic: More on Fonts:
  36. 36. Unique Fonts for Free Google Fonts Fonts Squirrel DaFont TipoType* Images Top Fonts: Font Matcher:
  37. 37. Psychology of Fonts
  38. 38. No more than 2-3 fonts. Image
  39. 39. Font Trivia • Most trustworthy font: Baskerville • For optimal reading speed on the web, keep fonts at 10 points and above. Chart and study:: Font Personalities
  40. 40. 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 essential
  41. 41. Tips • Graphics • Don’t Read • Don’t Print • Less is more • Be big and clear
  42. 42. Classroom Materials Handouts Follow-up details Help! Contact Information Web Resources Where to get information from today’s presentation
  43. 43. graphics Bullet Points Contact Info Download this template at:
  44. 44. Room Set-up
  45. 45. Seating 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 visual materials.
  46. 46. What type of seating? Is the class hands-on? How many are expected? What style is the class?
  47. 47. Theatre Style Set-up hints Rows can be circular, semi-circular, straight, or angled Offset each row Narrow chairs – space them If you have the space, allow for 24” between
  48. 48. U- Style or Hollow Square Image from:
  49. 49. U- Style or Hollow Square A series of conference tables set in the shape of the letter U, with chairs around the outside. Used for • Meetings • discussion groups • speaker will act as part of audience. • Not recommended for food events or if note taking is required. Image from:
  50. 50. U Style Pros Good work space Good interaction between participants Ideal when audio-visual or speakers are involved Cons Not ideal for larger group
  51. 51. U-Style or Hollow Square A minimum of 2’ of table space per attendee. Avoid the “U” set-up for groups greater than 25
  52. 52. Classroom Style Used for hands-on classes long sessions Sessions with refreshments Rows of conference tables with chairs facing the front of a room (and usually a speaker), providing writing space for each person.
  53. 53. Classroom Style Pros Presenter can see all participants Accommodates large groups in less space Cons Minimal interaction possible Participants only see each other’s backs Image & More Tips from
  54. 54. Classroom Style Set-up hints • Angle toward the speaker. • Approximately 2’ of space per person at each table • Minimum space between tables is 3’.
  55. 55. Technology Pitfalls
  56. 56. Technology Plan A Plan B Schedule for testing each Tip: find out who is the tech guru at the location and talk beforehand if possible
  57. 57. Creating a training checklist - Presentation - Tech Requirements - Props - Handouts - Room Set Up
  58. 58. Emergency Kit: - Screen Shots of “Live” Demonstrations - Presentation on Flash Drive - Power Cords
  59. 59. The Technology Remember Plan B Take a short break if needed Move on – and regroup Humor
  60. 60. Strange Devices Remember your agenda! And class description! Help is available Image:
  61. 61. Exceptions to the Rules
  62. 62. Managing the Unexpected
  63. 63. Managing the Unexpected The Audience The Questioner The Side tracker The Side-talker The Distracted
  64. 64. Presentation Skills They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Carl W. Buechner Quotes from:
  65. 65. Golden Rules Know Your Audience Know Your Topic Bring Your Passion
  66. 66. Presentations
  67. 67. Part 2 You will evaluate everybody – on two things: Liked Best Next Time
  68. 68. Public Speaking
  69. 69. Tips for Success Practice Be Prepared Know Your Material Get to a Room Early and “Own it” Visualize Success Know: Your audience wants you to succeed Don’t Apologize for nerves Focus on the message Dress Comfortable but Professional
  70. 70. Remember: You are the expert You are awesome
  71. 71. Be Confident o Try a Power Pose (before they see you) o Mingle More awesome tips at: Ann Cuddy:
  72. 72. Shake those nerves Practice Math Breathing Exercises Don’t forget to eat Regulate caffeine
  73. 73. Don’t forget your introduction
  74. 74. Humor NOT jokes
  75. 75. Tell A Story
  76. 76. Use Inflection in voice
  77. 77. Stand… even if it’s a webinar
  78. 78. Don’t speak with your back to the audience
  79. 79. Follow-Up This Course
  80. 80. Questions
  81. 81. Contact Information 877-816-9638 Diana Silveira Great for sharing slides 