Don’t forget you can always have a separate handout that covers material such as in-training scenarios or exercises, recommended resources, or a study guide to prepare for testing. I often do.
Before and After version of Heroic Cynicism – Life in the Arena accompany this article. Even just those simple screen shots show the differences that exist and it’s easy to see why the After version is so much more eye-catching.
No Idiot’s Guide for Dummies.
The process I’ve suggested here is no Idiot’s Guide to PowerPointing. It takes exponentially more time. A picture can be worth a thousand words but it can take a long time to find that kind of picture and then more time to crop it and work it into a slide with just the right dramatic effect.
And because you’re not reading your training presentation from your PowerPoint slides you really have to master your material and put in the memorization and rehearsal time that demands.
Like most things in life – you have to care enough about what you’re doing and want to do it the best you can to put in the extra time and effort. Do our recruits and officers deserve anything less?
Described by Calibre Press as "the indisputable master of enter-train-ment," Val Van Brocklin is an internationally sought speaker, trainer and noted author. She combines a dynamic presentation style with over 10 years experience as a prosecutor where her trial work received national media attention on ABC's Primetime Live, the Discovery Channel's Justice Files, in USA Today, The National Enquirer and REDBOOK. In addition to her personal appearances, she appears on television, radio, and webcasts, in newspapers, journal articles and books. Visit her website: www.valvanbrocklin.com