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How to present training material? bound manual? power point


what is the best way to present your training material to the learners?

Any ideas please. I have been asked to look at different ways of presenting training material to the learner. At the moment, the client gives the learners a bound training manual for each module, and take the learner through page by page. However, with the current economic climate, clients are asking for mix and match of things from different manuals. It is proving to be time consuming at costly to cut and paste from manuals to create new training manual for each and every new client. It also costly when it comes to updating each manual for each module especially if there has been a legal change. I have been asked to see if there is another way. One suggestion is to use a lever arch folder, with handouts, but given the price charged for the course, am not sure if it will look cheap. Another suggestion is powerpoint.  I really need suggestions please, any help is appreciated.

4 Responses

  1. it has to be hard copy material

     Thanks for the suggestions, will look into it.

    They want me to focus more on how to put the materials together more efficiently rather than how it is stored e.g. flash. dvd etc). They want the most efficient way of putting together written training material, so it can be cut and paste, spliced etc in case we get a last minute client request for training.  So with a lever arch you just pull out pre written modules and put it in a lever arch folder, send it off and you go, rather than a binding a bespoke manual. I can only think of a lever arch folder method, i cant think of anything else.

  2. Inserts

    Hi kemistry

    I sometimes use card folders with an inside pocket where you can keep handouts. very good for storing short session material. I have one course where there are about 20 sessions so I have 20 folders I colour code them so they are categorised and easy to locate when you need them.

    This is not the best search on google images I have ever done but will give you an idea. As long as a bit of time and efort is put in to the folder cover it can still look professional.

  3. Of Course It Depends

    I say it depends because you may want to vary this depending on what topics you are actually training and of course your audience, but I have come to despise the idea of a paper manual or hand out Power Points. If you have an audience that has access to internet I would highly recommend revising the material in the manual so it can be accessed through the web (there are several easy design tools that could be used like RoboHelp or Flare). If you are presenting it and they don’t have access immediately, but they will later (at their workplace or at home), certain key pages can be projected for the presentation. I would give them access to the site (by password or simply address) as a takeaway.

    I hope that is helpful.



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