Category Archives: printing training materials
“After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?” Russell Hoban
It is really interesting how simple things create unanticipated difficulties. For example, in my detailed instructions for the 5 day train the trainer program, I indicated my preference that the materials be in 3-ring binders rather than individually stapled. Well, they don’t have 3-ring binders in Jordan (only 2 and 4 ring) and the staff was very stressed over how they would accommodate my need. I felt terrible when I understood the problem.
I also indicated a preference for each document to be printed in a different color, to make them easier for participants to
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” Douglas Adams
How the participants’ materials are organized will have a direct impact on the ease in which they are able to locate desired documents both during and after the training program.
Mistake #1: Omitting a Table of Contents.
Trainers hope that their training content is relevant and useful to the participants. Facilitating the participants’ ability to locate specific pages or information would be in everyone’s best interests. The easiest way to do this is with a Table of Contents that identifies the page number for each titled page.
Mistake #2: Not Binding the Materials.
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