Tip #352: Avoid Mistakes When Using Audiovisuals in Training: It’s All in the Preparation

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“It isn’t making mistakes that’s critical; it’s correcting them and getting on with the principal task.” Donald Rumsfeld

Being prepared should be part of the trainer’s code when it comes to audiovisuals. If you don’t avoid these four mistakes, you are likely to have a lot of trouble and frustration when you try to use your audiovisuals.

Mistake #1: Not checking and preparing equipment

All trainers have stories about audiovisual equipment that didn’t work. Get to the training room early enough to make sure that everything works properly and has the correct connectors, wires and remotes. To be safe, bring your own remote with extra batteries and, when possible, your own extension cord with the number of plug-ins you will … Read the rest