Presentation, training, or delivering lessons is a skill. And like every other skill, it is something that can be learned.
What I will share with you are some steps and techniques that you can use to deliver a presentation that facilitates learning. These are largely inspired by the book ‘Creative Training Techniques’ by Bob Pike and by my own professional experience.
What you first need to understand is that excellent trainers or presenters do a lot of unseen work for that few hours of contact time that they spend with the learners. It might look easy, but there’s a lot of work involved. It’s similar to watching a play, enjoying a few hours of entertainment but without seeing the preparation. Let me take you through the end-to-end processes involved in delivering a presentation.
From the Root
Be careful with your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful with your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful with your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful with your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful with your character, for your character becomes your destiny. - Chinese proverb, author unknown.