Course Name

Powerful Platform Skills for Trainers


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Php 12,800

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Php 11,800

Powerful Platform Skills for Trainers


“If you want people to listen, you have to speak from the heart.”

Great trainers must be great presenters as well. Trainers with good presenter skills help us listen better and encourage attention necessary for learning to take place. This program is designed to equip the trainer with techniques to become a more credible, more persuasive speaker and presenter. It tackles essential details on procedure, as well as practical techniques for communicating clearly, concisely, and forcefully so that the audience will get the messages correctly. It includes practice sessions and personalized instructional feedback.

Who should attend

The program is designed for training and organizational development specialists, entry level training officers, managers and supervisors who are directly involved in  staff and/or unit development, and to non-HR persons who need to learn and understand training functions and processes.

At the end of the program, the participants will have become aware of the fundamental principles and skills needed to be able to use the process of communication to the best advantage of the trainer as well as the learner, and will have practiced and been critiqued on their newly acquired skills.

I.    Trainer Styles

    A.    Determining your trainer style
    B.    Variation within your style
    C.    Congruent communication
    D.    The dynamic relationship between trainer and trainees

II.    VAK Learning Styles

    A.    Type of learning that works best for the individual
    B.    Preferences based on the learning style
    C.    Observable behaviors relevant to the style
    D.    Adjusting trainer style

III.    Platform Skills

    A.    Personal presentation capability
    B.    Body language that commands attention
    C.    Powerful, yet natural gestures
    D.    Simple, yet engaging movement
    E.    Voice that resonates with the audience

IV.    Presenter Skills

    A.    Preparing for and organizing the presentation
    B.    Getting attention and keeping interest
    C.    Building group rapport and engagement
    D.    Starting and closing sessions with a bang
    E.    Using questions and visualization

V.    Understanding Your Presenter Impact

    A.    Slaying speaking demons
    B.    Fixing mannerisms and bad habits
    C.    Handling distractions
    D.    Working with visuals and hand-outs
    E.    Maintaining presence of mind

VI.    Putting It All Together

    A.    Video-tape recording of individual presentations
    B.    Critiquing

MARIA SOCORRO (BABY) P. JAMIAS is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, a learning and development facilitator, and a capability-building consultant. She works with the academe, government, various businesses, and diverse private organizations. Her expertise includes start-ups, people-skills development, performance improvement, talent management, leadership and managerial centering.
Ms. Jamias was a faculty member of Far Eastern University, University of Sto. Tomas, Maryknoll (now Miriam) College, St. Joseph's College, and Ateneo de Manila.
She has a Certificate in Organization Development from the Ateneo Human Resources Center. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Linguistics at the Ateneo de Manila University. She likewise took graduate studies in Education, Drama, and Speech at the University of the Philippines, University of Sto. Tomas, and Ateneo de Manila University respectively.
Currently, she is Program Director of the Happiness at Work Series and the Communication Excellence Series of the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education.


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