How to Run Seminars & Workshops: Presentation Skills for Consultants, Trainers, and Teachers

Front Cover
Wiley, 2001 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
0 Reviews
* Planning the Program
* Selling Your Message
* Captivating Your Audience

"Welcome to the world of stand-up delivery . . ."

Most people who become trainers or presenters fall into the same trap. They are taught what to teach, but rarely how to teach it. For almost ten years, Robert Jolles's How to Run Seminars and Workshops has shown thousands of people how to teach-how to stand up and deliver an effective training session in almost any setting.

In this long-awaited Second Edition, the former head of Xerox's world-renowned "Train the Trainer" program shares his proven techniques for winning over your audience, holding their interest, and effectively conveying information. For the seasoned pro, it's an invaluable tool for becoming a world-class seminar and workshop leader. For novices, it's a step-by-step self-teaching guide that gives you the confidence and the techniques you need to go "under fire" in front of any group and thrive in the "pit"-the area between lectern and audience.

This book covers all the bases, including research and preparation, questioning techniques, pacing, visual aids, evaluation and support feedback, and more, such as:
* How to work with adult audiences (and why it's different from teaching children)
* Secrets for getting trainees involved
* How to present your best self
* Hiring and developing staff
* Proven tricks of the trade you won't find elsewhere
* New technologies-LCD projectors, laptops with PowerPoint, electronic white boards, documents cameras, 8mm video players, and distance learning

Mr. Jolles and his associates conduct training programs and motivational seminars internationally.

For more information, please:
Visit: ?
Write: Jolles Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 930, Great Falls, Virginia 22066
Call: 1-888-Jolles8 (565-5378)

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Working with Adult Audiences
Recognizing Trainees Levels of Behavior
Training All Different

8 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

ROBERT L. JOLLES is President of Jolles Associates, Inc., an independent training consulting firm. He is also a Senior Training Consultant for Xerox Corp. Hired to revamp, revitalize, and manage Xerox Corp.’s famed "Train the Trainer" program, Jolles personally trained all Xerox trainers and customers over a five-year period, during which the number of enrollees from both inside and outside the company increased by 1,000%. He lives in Great Falls, Virginia.

Bibliographic information