Tip #167: Handling Participant Responses

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It’s one thing to recognize the importance of engaging learners by drawing information from them rather than telling them. However, how long do you wait for them to answer? The silence can be deafening to a trainer on a tight time schedule. And what do you do if the learner’s answer is incorrect? How do you make sure the group gets the correct answer without embarrassing the participant who got the answer wrong?
Waiting for Participant Responses

1. If you ask “Are there any questions?” make sure that you look around to see if there are any questions.

2. If you ask a specific question, make sure that you give the participants sufficient time to respond. You may need to … Read the rest