Dion's training skills are improving and many give advice.
Cutting Edge intern Dion is keen to develop his skills as a trainer; the first step is to inspire and ensure relevance, no matter what the topic. Serena advocates asking at the outset about participants needs and getting their attention straightaway. Sam feels his talent is listening to participants and tailoring his approach to individuals' different learning paces. Dion stresses the importance of an encouraging and positive atmosphere -- no shooting down of peoples ideas and input. Carol advocates colorful, succinct speaking that raises peoples energy levels and readiness to hear what's next. Sam cautions against being intolerant and impatient, while Steve recommends the necessity of never condescending to one's audience. Dion demonstrates the importance of respectful interaction and openness to feedback (despite momentarily becoming defensive when Steve challenges him).
This title is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series.
WARNING: These videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. They are contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven TV style comedies that take a new approach to reaching today's learners. By laughing, discussing, sharing outrage, reacting to the behaviors on screen, we can use these strong feelings and thoughts to develop a clearer shared view of how we want to behave, how we manage these situations, and how we want our team to behave and respond.
Psychological Rationale to Learning: The producer, psychologist Eve Ash, has created this specific comedy approach to engage learners who are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos. Eve wanted to create a series that people want to see more of, want to discuss and then refer to when similar occasions arise at work- but with shared insight.
Whilst some people find them insensitive or outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and users have found them refreshing, stimulating and great for getting energy and enthusiasm back into learningLength: 9:00 Minutes
- Key points
"Be inspiring and memorable. Keep developing your training skills"
DEVELOP YOUR TRAINER SKILLS
Don’t ignore audience needs
INSTEAD: Inspire and ensure relevance
Don’t drain energy
INSTEAD: Introduce session positively
Don’t be intolerant
INSTEAD: Be patient and respectful
Don’t be complacent
INSTEAD: Be open to feedback and grow
- Package Includes
PDF on DVD with Discussion Questions, Activities, Handouts plus PPT Slides.
- Alternate Versions