Designing and Delivering Presentations and Lectures By Robert Bacal

Many trainers frown on the idea that people can learn through a more or less one way flow of information from the speaker/trainer to the audience. That's because many people have not had the opportunity to see gifted, talented speakers in action. That's not to say that lectures in training are the best way to create learning, but they have their place, even in training programs.

There's a long history of learning through listening, which after all, is what both presentations and lectures involve. It's part of the oral tradition.

In this section we'll look at both presentations (stand alone speaking) and delivering lectures to help you develop, design and deliver both.

General Topics and Issues For Lecture and Presentations

What's The Difference Between Delivering Training and Presenting?
Find out how training sessions and presentations are different in purpose and in format. At least usually, because it's not always clear-cut.

Can Learning Occur If Participants Are "Just Listening"?
Many trainers believe that learners need to be visibly busy during training and learning, but in fact, that is a trainer-centric notion.

Don't Lectures and Presentations Involve Passive Learning?
A common misconception about learning is that it's either passive (bad) or active (good), but since learning occurs in the brain, and you can't actually see it, AND the brain actively process information, the notion of learning passively is a bit of a misnomer.

Different Types of Presentations

What Is The Purpose of a Motivational Speech? What Is Characteristic of an Effective Motivational Speech?
It's good to understand that different types of presentations have different goals, and completely different processes. Here we look at the motivational speech.

What Are The Characteristics of An Informational Presentation?
Many presentations are of the informational type, and how you go about planning, and delivering an informational presentation are different than for other types.






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