4812Re: TDC - Training Etiquette
- Mar 1, 2005It occurs to me that I should have posted what I have so far and the
addition Linda provided (Thanks Linda, that's one of my major pet
peeves and I'd forgotten it)
Never forget you're representing your District, Council and the BSA
to most of the participants:
Always Train in your full field uniform. Your appearance speaks
volumes about your credibility.
Posture is important. Standing lends authority.
Sitting with participants can be an invasion of their space. Always
When training with other trainers
NEVER EVER interject your thoughts, comments and especially
corrections into someone else's presentation. They have taken the
time to prepare, this is their moment.
Remember: A Scout is Courteous. Carrying on conversations with other
trainers in the back of the room during a presentation is rude. If
you must, take your conversation out of the room. Remember the Golden
If you observe incorrect information being presented, at a break
speak to the trainer ALONE. Allow them the opportunity to correct.
Always give the participants your best. Prepare your presentation
ahead and practice it. Reading a speech or notes shows a lack of
Watch your audience. If you're losing them, change the pace or
technique. Move around the room. Don't be afraid to take a short
break. Plowing ahead without regard to effectiveness is a waste of
your time as well as theirs.
Eventually you may encounter a combative or argumentative
participant. Always remain professional. Do not get suckered into an
argument. Gently try to answer their question, but steer it back to
your topic. If need be, tell them you'll be happy to discuss it
during the break and move on. Losing your cool will lose your
audience. You are the time and topic keeper. Stay on task.
That's what I have so far. Please feel free to add additional
Bucks County Council, PA
--- In email@example.com, "doublelope" <doublelope@y...>
> Chris: One thing that we've discussed at our trainings, is
> who "feel the need to talk to fellow trainers" , while a session is
> going on. (I know we are all guilty of doing that from time to
> time.) This can be very distracting to both the presenter and the
> participants. You should point out that if trainers need to talk,
> then they need to leave the room. My two cents worth.
> Linda Goff
> I use to be an Antelope...
> Great Smoky Mountain Council
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tinman507" <chris.finnegan@c...>
> > Trainers,
> > I've been tasked with developing a section for our upcoming TDC
> > regarding Training Etiquette.
> > Primarily this is to establish some ground rules such as: "don't
> > interject your own comments into someone elses presentation",
> > appearance, etc.
> > I'd be curious to see if anyone else has done anything like this
> > has some guidelines already established.
> > Thanks in advance.
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