General recommendations when conducting seminars, trainings, meetings

06.05.2002

Social expectations of reactions should not prevail in the attitude towards a person, and also interfere, in particular, during work at the training.
During training, especially at first, it is completely natural to feel nervous. It is worth realizing and not fighting with it, but OVERCOME, WORK, OR IT IS GONE, but by no means hide it inside.
Let's remember that time is a common issue for ALL TRAINERS, not just for those who are currently doing the exercise.
Due to the fact that coaches constantly have to face situations in their work, analytical skills must be high and correspond to these situations.
When explaining the exercise, it is desirable (and in complex exercises - mandatory) to repeat the task a second time (and sometimes a third time), asking the groups if everyone understands the task. When repeating, you should try to use fewer words, with clear articulation and small pauses between parts of the task.
When preparing for the task, it is advisable to prepare in advance as many questions as possible, which can be asked to the group, choosing different answer options and further questions after certain answers.
When you plan to work in small groups, first you should unite those present in these groups, ask everyone to sit down, but not make small circles - and only then explain the task. After that, you can "close" the circle and start working. If we first explain the task and then group the participants into groups, some may forget the task, and this may reduce the effectiveness of group work.
During the exercise, when we interview the group in a circle, you should not miss yourself in this circle, leaving yourself for the end of the exercise.
It is better to hand out the handouts not all immediately before the start of classes, but after or before (depending on the exercise) a specific exercise.
Let's not forget to say thank you after every response received, regardless of whether it is expected or not, whether we like it or not.
Let's remember that we try to avoid competition IN EVERYTHING AND IN ALL EXERCISES, wherever possible, and sometimes (at first glance!) it's impossible.
It must be remembered that in each exercise you should put a "PERIOD", that is, when summing up, emphasize it, or repeat what others said and that can serve as a summary, or reformulate something that was close in content to the summary from the exercise.
Remember, one of our unwritten rules is to AVOID DISCUSSION.