As promised in the summary blog post, I am starting a series of daily blog posts with the mistakes that we(the jury) saw during the Train the Trainer course at Software University. Up until now we have 50 to write about, so let’s fire this up. The goal is to keep it really simple, explaining a mistake every day and suggesting a solution to it, so here’s the first one.

Mistake: A phone rings during a presentation.

Why is this a problem: Not only is it unprofessional, but it also distracts the audience and disrupts the flow of the presentation.

Solution: Every single time before presenting, turn off your phone or at least switch it to mute and throw it somewhere, where both you and your audience will not be distracted by if someone calls while you are speaking.

Here, now you are one step closer to becoming a great trainer. 😉

Next: Read Mistake 2: The Dying Battery

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