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Opening the Training

When starting your training, it is important to introduce yourself and have the audience participate in some warm-up activities.

Introducing Yourself

The first contact a trainer has with training participants makes a lasting impression and sets the tone for the entire experience. To make this first impression a positive one:

  • Be sure to smile. Write your name down, if possible, and include a business card with participants’ handouts.
  • Pronounce your name slowly and clearly. If your name is unusual or difficult to pronounce, you may want to talk about the origin of your name.
  • Talk about your professional background. Be creative.
  • Communicate your expectations. You are there to teach, but you are also there to learn.