Body Language Expert | Motivational Speaker | Keynote Speaker | Communication Expert | Presentation & Speaking Skills Trainer | One-On-One Coach

Train-The-Trainer - 3 Day Workshop

Participants complete the course with both the knowledge and the skill practice to feel confident that they can give a professional workshop.  Coached practice is the key to this workshop. Participants have the opportunity to prepare and deliver several presentations. The class and the instructor critique presentations. Participants' presentations are videotaped on their personal tape for review onsite and for home play.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Make a good first impression
  • Grab the attention of your audience - warm them up
  • State your training purpose
  • Set clear goals and objectives
  • Tie the material to the needs and concerns of your participants so and they will see the benefits of their participating in the training
  • Prepare - Know what your audience wants and what you can expect from them
  • Create - How to spark creativity and decide what to say
  • Organize - Know what comes in what order for your training
  • Write what will be useful and interesting
  • Prepare and handle visuals and props
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Access both parts of your brain to create training material
  • Enhance the seven factors of your presentation body language
  • Motivate your trainees
  • Use training techniques appropriate to adults
  • Create and use stories to make learning real and personal
  • Use humor and use it to enhance training

Exercises Used and Materials Covered

  • Discover and use analogies and metaphors to make technical and abstract material more concrete
  • The P E E S S T method of introducing an exercise to a group
  • Prepare an audience for viewing a videotape
  • Process a videotape with an audience
  • Understand the purpose of using questions, the fears about answering questions, and how to creatively use questions to enhance learning
  • Read your trainees' body language so you know whether or not they are with you
  • Generate active participation in the training experience and help participants transfer knowledge to the real world
  • Deal with a difficult audience
  • Coaching techniques for one-on-one training
  • Follow a training Long-Distance Checklist
  • Create closure and rewards
  • Create an implementation paradigm

The three-day intensive workshop requires outside class preparation time. Participants are asked to bring presentation materials, visual aids and props with them. Team practice outside class time is encouraged.

Other shorter sessions are available from one day to one hour.

Learning Approach

  • Learning objectives are clearly defined throughout the program so that participants know what they will be learning at each step, as well as what they will be able to do when they complete the program.
  • Concepts and skills are built from the preview interviews and surveys where participants provide diagnostic information on how their team currently operates, as well as how their meetings are run. Team members will develop a description of how they would like their meetings to run.
  • They will access their team personality with a pretest of the Myers Briggs temperament sorter.
  • Active participation is ensured for each participant by small group ground rules of trust and self-disclosure, frequent opportunities to respond, and structured interaction with other participants.
  • Performance is evaluated immediately. At each step, participants know whether they are learning appropriately.
  • Learning is gradually transferred, initially from one program activity to the next and ultimately to the participants' actual work situations. Real life examples and problems are used in the exercises. Participants first use the concepts and skills they've acquired in a carefully structured, protected environment and then apply those concepts and skills to their own jobs.
  • Utility, application, and further transfer of the material is assured by comprehensive closure tools where team members complete a team action plan and a two-page personal action plan and arrange to meet with their support partner. Finally, participants are randomly called by the team facilitator during the following two weeks.
  • Humor and fun exercises are used by the instructor to keep the pace of the program lively, create positive energy, and to allow for input after serious exercises.

"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way."

For more information about her programs, or to book Patti Wood for a program, either call 404-315-7397, email:, or use our booking form.