Thiagi's Tweets: 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 recent tweets about training techniques that were frequently retweeted:

  1. Training goes beyond the scheduled session. Before the session, use pre-work activities. After, evaluate your participants.
  2. Keep in touch with the managers of your participants. Ask for help in preparing, motivating, supporting, and coaching the participants.
  3. Frequently vary the interaction pattern: Require participants to work alone, with partners, and in teams.
  4. Encourage collaborative learning. Let the participants work with each other. But emphasize the need for individual mastery.
  5. If your slides contain complete sentences, participants will read for themselves. Limit your slides to key words and phrases.
  6. Encourage the participants to share examples, challenges, questions, plans, and ideas that are relevant to the training objective.
  7. Filling out evaluation forms after your session is anticlimactic. Instead, ask the participants to send email feedback the ensuing week.