Trainer’s EDGE™ What is Trainer’s EDGE™? It Replaces The TDC As The Required Train-the- trainer Course For District Trainers, Wood Badge Staff, And National Youth Leadership Training (Twin Arrows) Staff. Purpose: Provide And Help Develop Platform Skills. Only Practice Can Polish The Skills. Getting Comfortable Many Put Public Speaking As #1 Fear Afraid Of A Mistake Or Look Like A Fool Audience Is There To Learn, Not Make Fun Learners See You As A Source Of Knowledge See And Feel The Learner’s Interest To Overcome Fear Keep Energy HIGH Add Fun, Like With Simple Games Don’t Worry About Silly; Okay To Be Weird Know the Material Explain In Your Own Words Without Referring To Syllabus Who Uses Note Cards? Great As Reminders, Bad As A Crutch Also Use Power Point DON’T Read Word-for-word Interact With The Learners Get Their Thoughts Confirm Their Understanding Secure Their Engagement Practice Your Presentations Practice It Out Loud With Someone Or By Yourself Understand Volume Flow Timing The Culture of Trainer’s EDGE™ A Focus On The Learner Should Carry Forward To All Courses You Train Presenting Is Important, But A Good Trainer Is More A Good Trainer Imparts Knowledge Attitude Behaviors How Does A Good Trainer Do This? A Good Trainer Makes Sure The Learners Understand Them And Get What Is Being Said Works With Individuals To Ensure Success Is Sensitive And Responsive To The Learner’s Needs Goes Beyond The Technical Competence Of Knowing The Material To Ensure The Knowledge Is Received This Gives A Positive Impact On The Learner’s Attitude Toward The Trainer Knows The Audience (Learning Styles, Age, Skill) Bring the Content STUDY And Understand The Syllabus Review Course Materials Be Able To Explain The Content Make An Impact On The Content Bring Personality, Energy, And Experience Personalizing Makes It Real Balance Between Real-life Examples And “War-stories” PRACTICE! Four Modules Communicating Discuss The Basics Of Verbal And Non-verbal Introduce The EDGE™ Model Give You An Opportunity To Use It Logistics, Media, And Methods Review The Media And Methods Used By A Trainer To Deliver The Syllabus Four Modules (Cont.) Directing Traffic And Thoughts Discussing Facilitating A Discussion Learner’s Focus Managing The Group Participant Session Practice Presentations And Get Feedback End Introduction Purpose and Model of Training Water Aerobics The Purpose of Training Transfer Information And Skills Trainer’s Role Is To Organize And Give Information Learner’s Role Is To Receive Info And Let Trainer Know It Was Received Learner Is Expected To Be Engaged Ask Questions Provide Feedback Buzz Group Activity Select A Scribe Two Minutes To Write Down Your Ideas On The Following Question: What Prevents The Learner From Receiving The Information? Communication Barriers Environment Skills Of The Trainer Media Participant’s Readiness To Learn Participant’s Engagement Visual And Auditory Impairments Raise Your Awareness Of Barriers To Learning So That You Can Take Action To Avoid Them. Awareness Is Key! The EDGE™ Model Platform Skills Of A Trainer Tools of a Trainer A Trainer Must Have Good Communication Skills In Order To Explain. Most Of Trainers Are In Front Of The Group “On The Platform” Self-study Vs. Live Training Trainers Communicate More Than What Is On The Page Built In Tools For Communication Voice, Eyes, Ears, And Body I've Got That Scouting Spirit I’ve Got That Scouting Spirit Up In My Head, Up In My Head, Up In My Head I’ve Got That Scouting Spirit Up In My Head, Up In My Head To Stay 2. I’ve Got That Scouting Spirit Deep In My Heart. 3. I’ve Got That Scouting Spirit Down In My Feet. 4.I’ve Got That Scouting Spirit All Over Me. The Trainer’s Voice Communicates More Than The Written Word Communicates A Secondary Message May Be Intentional Or Not? Secondary Messages Can Be: This Is Important Content. I (The Trainer) Deeply Believe This. This Is A Skill I (The Trainer) Sincerely Want To Help You Master. Vocal Communication People, Especially Youth, Sense Insincerity. The Emotion Or Underlying Message Has To Be Real, Not Faked. The Two Emotions Most Effective In Helping Learners Receive A Message Are Caring “I , As A Trainer, Care About My Learner’s Success.” Confidence “I, As A Trainer, Have Confidence In My Knowledge Of This Topic.” Self Assessment Body Language Managing Situations How Would You… Call On Someone? Show Your Interested In Someone’s Comment? Switch Subjects? Take Care Of Distractions (Talking)? Review What Is The Role Of A Trainer In A Training Session? What Are Some Barriers To Communication? What Is The EDGE Model? What Are The Built-in Tools Of A Trainer? What Are Some Examples Of A How A Trainer Can Use Body Language To Be More Effective In Sending And Receiving Information During Training? Communicating Well Video Communicating Well Video End Module 1 Training Preparation – Logistics, Media, and Methods Training Preparation How Do You Prepare For A Presentation? Why Do You Use Media? What Media Do You Use? How Do You Practice? How Do You Manage Time During A Presentation? How Do You Enhance A Presentation? Preparation Overview – Read Over The Material So You Get An Understanding Of The Session Prepare By: Outlining Looking For Places To Ask Questions Timing Each Section Making Notes For Yourself Media – Why We Use It Generates Interest Helps The Learner Helps Us Know Where We Are Helps Us Know Where We Are Going Media – What We Use Flip Books Flip Charts DVDs And Computer Presentations Simplicity Practice With An Audience Talk Naturally Don’t Read Or Memorize Be Aware Of Posture And Body Language Be Prepared Time Management Have A Personal Timing Device/System Have A Timer Who Gives You Signals—Flags, Hand Signals For Presentations With Larger Audiences, Display A Large Clock Behind Or To The Side Of The Audience Enhance a Presentation Vary The Method Of Presentations. Try Something Besides Computer Presentations. Involve The Participants By Asking Questions Use Props, Magic, Songs, Activities Give Positive Feedback With Words, Stickers, Or Simple Recognitions Review “I Am, Who Is” The Gift of Feedback The Feedback Experience Should Be Positive The Tool Used Is Start, Stop, Continue Start With A Positive, End With A Positive What Does The Presenter Need To START Doing To Be A Better Presenter? What Do They Need To Stop Doing That Isn’t Helping? What Do They Need To Continue Doing, What’s Working? Communication Skills Checklist Neutral Position – Stand Comfortably Before The Audience, Hands At Your Sides. Make Sure Your Posture Is Good. Feet – Position Yourself Where Everyone Can See And Hear You Without Distraction. If Possible, Move Around During The Presentation. Hands – Use Your Hands And Arms As Communicating Tools, Inviting The Audience’s Participation While Not Distracting Them With Constant Motion. Mouth –Communicate Loudly Enough For Everyone To Hear, And Clearly Enough For Everyone To Understand. Vary The Tone Of Your Voice As You Talk. Eyes –Make Eye Contact With The Listeners. Ears – Be Aware Of How The Listeners Respond To What You Says, And Adjust Your Communicating To Fit Their Needs. Verbal Fillers What Are Verbal Fillers? Prepare Verbal Filler Cue Team Presentations Topics Include Physical Arrangements Making Computer Presentations / Using Dvds (Staff) Visual Aids Buzz Groups Demonstrations 5 Minute Presentation, 15 Minutes To Prepare All On The Team Will Prepare And Participate Feedback Will Be Given At The End End Module 2 Directing Traffic and Thoughts Leading a Discussion Requires Thought, Practice, And Thorough Knowledge Of The Material. Keep The Tone Positive. It Is Critical To Manage The Discussion So It Stays To The Content. Hone Your Skill There Is No Magic Here, Practice Is Required! Leading a Discussion Preparation For The Discussion. Help The Learners Feel At Ease. Give Everyone A Chance To Talk. Keep The Discussion On Track. Summarize Periodically. Exercise One Silence Please Sort Yourselves By Date Of Birth Start With January If Same DOB, Then Sort By Shoe Size, Then By Height Exercise Two Silence Please Sort Yourselves By Number Of Siblings Exercise Three Silence Please Close Your Eyes Sort Yourselves By Height Exercise Four Silence Please Sort Yourselves Alphabetically By Last Name Reflection Which Was More Difficult, Not Speaking or Not Seeing? What Did You Do To Accomplish The Task? What Would You Do Differently Next Time? What Skills Did This Activity Focus On? Reflection How Did You Feel During The Challenge? Was There Teamwork? What Will You Remember From This Exercise? What Did You Learn That You Might Use Again? Managing Behavior Special Needs Disruptive Questioner The Know-it-all The Negative Personality War Story Teller Jokester Reluctant Learner Managing Behavior (Cont.) Emphasize Safe Haven Make It Fun Show Respect Set Expectations Be Positive And Constructive Empower The Group Think Of Win-Win Managing Questions Unexpected Questions Unexpected Answers Summary What Culture Do We Want To Establish? What Should We Remember In Leading A Discussion? What Is The Objective Of A Reflection? What Is Important In Managing Group Behavior? Questions?