Thiagi's Tweet: Training Techniques

Every day, Thiagi tweets ready-to-use pieces of practical advice on different topics such as facilitation, listening skills, communication, leadership, productivity, training, and management.

Here’s a list of items about training techniques that were frequently retweeted:

  1. You are not a lecturer who covers the content. You are a facilitator who helps the participants discover the content.
  2. Training is not a one-shot activity. The pre-work before and the follow-up after are as important as the actual session.
  3. Present training content before an activity as briefing, during an activity as coaching, and after an activity as debriefing.
  4. Plan your training session with your left brain and implement with your right brain. Be organized—-and flexible.
  5. Briefly introduce yourself at the beginning of the training session. Keep this really brief. Let your action speak for you.
  6. Distribute your eye contact, smiles, and questions to everyone in the room. Be an equal-opportunity trainer.
  7. Present your training objectives in plain language. Don’t clutter them up with unnecessary details that confuse the participants.