When I ask people what advice they would give to a new instructor or training officer, I often get this long speech. At times, I've forgotten what I've asked by the time they are done with the answer. So I thought I would pose the question a new way. Twitter allows a 140 character statement, so in a way, we are required to be short, concise, and to the point. So here goes... if you were to Twitter advice to a new instructor... what would it be?
Energy, energy, energy! People will learn more if you can produce enough energy to fill the room...even harder if the class is not giving energy back, but if you have enough; they will start to feed off yours...I recommend "Confessions of a Public Speaker" by Scott Berkun
Know what your talking about, work from your own paper, and be humble... you truly have no idea who is in your audience when talking to larger groups. Dont try to bullshit your way through your presentation.