…are the first three minutes.
From today’s the Maise Center’s Learning TRENDS newsletter, the first three minutes of a training, the participants are doing some heavy duty evaluation of the training, trainer and formulating their own instant analysis of the whole program.
I always do several things withing the first three minutes.
I introduce everyone to everyone else:
Ask what each participant want to take from the workshop or why they came to the workshop;
Go over the agenda and announce a break will occur;
Describe my two rules for a workshop, (which workshop vets say before I finish) No stupid questions and feel free to get up and use the restroom.
And then off we go..
What do you do to encourage learning in the first three minutes of your trainings?
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