Train The Trainer at SoftUni (Mistake 26 of 50): No Audience Involvement

After discussing a huge problem (definitely more than just a mistake) in the previous post, let’s get back to some of the other mistakes we noticed during the train the trainer course.

Mistake: Not involving the audience during the presentation.

Why is this a problem: Your presentation is for your audience. It’s not for you. Every single time I see a presenter doing self-promotion in one way or another (HP, talking to you) I get worried. I get worried because I know that they do not understand why they should be presenting in the first place.

You have to keep your audience engaged during your presentation and one of the most effective ways to do that is to involve them in the process in some way. Otherwise, what may happen is that they will shut you off, miss some point from your talk or completely stop listening.

Solution: Ask questions. Ask for an opinion. Involve the audience to help for a demo. Make them part of that demo. Do something during your presentation that somehow involves your audience in order to keep them even more engaged.

Here, now you are 26 steps closer to becoming a great trainer.

Next: Read Mistake 27: Slide mix!

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