If you aspire to become a public speaker or a trainer, you need to be on top of the game every second, right towards the start through to the end. And this is what makes this profession quite demanding.
Vocational training and public speaking are slightly different, but one trait complements another.
• As a trainer, you’ll need public speaking skills to grab trainees and transfer knowledge.
• As a public speaker delivering presentation on a specific topic, you need to have the basic knowledge and understanding of it, before taking people to another dimension.
In either case, you put your knowledge, your observation, your years of experience and everything you learnt, on the line and let the audience decide about your fate. That’s quite true – a single mistake can ruin your reputation. It’s not a play or a concert where you have a chance to compensate for a bad scene or a bad number. And there’s no one else to cover your errors.
A training or a seminar can easily become a waste of time for the audience, if the trainer or the speaker did not prepare sufficiently. So, what should you do besides considering the atmosphere of the seminar room rental you have arranged?
How to Deliver A Great Seminar or Training
It may not be the only way, but trainers always consider preparing for questions as the best way to go. When you anticipate questions from audience, you will likely do the following things:
1. Prepare for Questions
Add different points of views in favor of your argument. You will also consider the views opposing your argument and find their answers before hand. This is a confidence booster for both, the presenter and the audience. Your confidence is one thing, the confidence of audience is far more important, especially when you’re selling something.
Once they feel satisfied with the way you covered the topic and provided answers to some general questions, they’d definitely show their interest and want to learn more about it. That’s where your impression and delivery can make your brand a real block buster.
A good way to prepare for questions is by asking your friends, colleagues and family members to listen to your arguments, then throw as many questions as possible. Don’t forget to note these questions down as there may be a lot of them. One thing’s per sure, if you get questions, you’ve transferred most of the information to your audience and that’s half the success.
2. Understand the Pros and Cons of Your Product
You might have tried the product yourself, but if you don’t take people’s suggestion, you wouldn’t be able to get 100% knowledge. You may have the technical knowledge, but your audience will give you raw and rough idea and this is critical for your product. Learn to give simple and realistic answers.
• You can highlight technical benefits and relate them to simple examples. Always have add-ins and some sort of medium in a training room rental to show these benefits.
• Analyze cons and find answers to minimize their impact.
3. Finally, Never Make them Feel Bad
You’re not there to prove your audience wrong, instead you’re there to correct their misconceptions. So, don’t try to make them feel insulted. The best way to do that is to compare the concept of the person with a negative view with the benefit and explain how you conceived it.