In the previous post from the Train the Trainer series we discussed that everyone should be defining all the acronyms that he/she is using. At least once. Now onto another famous one:

Mistake: Saying “As you know”? 

Why is this a problem: As the presenter/trainer you think that your audience knows something, but what if they don’t? Not only now they feel bad that they don’t know what they obviously are supposed to know, but there is a risk that they will miss your point. Imagine that “the as you know” thing is an important concept that you just missed to explain because your audience “knows it”, right? … Don’t do that. Just don’t.

SolutionDon’t say “As you know”. Better go with “As some of you may know”(and if you don’t – that’s not a problem) or ban that type of phrases from your dictionary at least when you are presenting in front of an audience of people you don’t know. 🙂

Here, now you are 22 steps closer to becoming a great trainer. ?

Next: Read Mistake 23: Using Foreign Words…

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