When it comes to safety training, are you the kind of instructor your students can have confidence in? When you look at them, do you feel they understand what you are telling them? If the answer to these questions is â€œnoâ€ â€” or youâ€™re not sure â€” here are seven suggestions that will help make you a more confident, effective speaker when called upon to give a training presentation.
1) Know your audience â€” Before speaking, get to know who your audience will be. Will it be all plant workers? Will there be families in the audience? Age variations? All men or all women or a mixed group? What, if any, are their common interests? Are they all members of the same organization or do they come from all over? Will it be a small group of about ten people or a larger gathering of several hundred? Knowing this information will help you customize your presentation for that group.