Now that we are in the twenty+ posts and we discussed the “too much content for the time” problem, let’s talk about another very commonly seen one.

Mistake: Using acronyms without defining them.

Why is this a problem: Whenever you use something like “ERP”, “ASM”, “TCP” without defining and explaining it, you risk someone in the audience to not understand what you are talking about. If that happens at the beginning of your talk and you use those acronyms during the whole presentation, your audience will be lost.

Solution: To be on the safe side, whenever you introduce a new acronym, quickly define it and explain it. Once. This way the people who didn’t know it now are aware of it’s meaning and the people who already knew it are not angry at you because at the end of the day, you explained it just once. 

Here, now you are 21 steps closer to becoming a great trainer. ?

Next: Read mistake 22: “As you know”.

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