Tip #244: Theatrical Aspects of Training

On September 30, 2008, Posted by , In trainers, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #244: Theatrical Aspects of Training

Many years ago, I realized that I could combine my love of teaching and my love of acting in a career as a trainer. As a result, I have a strong bias. I truly believe that all good trainers have a theatrical aspect that enhances and enriches the learning experience for their participants.

Let me be clear. I am not talking about presenters who charm audiences by acting out dramatic or humorous stories rather than providing useful learning. I think the best trainers incorporate credible subject knowledge, awareness of adult learning principles, and a sense of the dramatic into their training.

Please think about the good trainers that you have enjoyed. Although not all good trainers share these characteristics, these … Read the rest