In–house lawyers—How to prepare and deliver a training course
Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd
In–house lawyers—How to prepare and deliver a training course

The following In-House Advisor guidance note Produced in partnership with Beth Pipe of Bellis Learning Solutions Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • In–house lawyers—How to prepare and deliver a training course
  • The difference between training courses and training presentations
  • Clarity of purpose
  • Pitching a training presentation or course
  • Pre-course/presentation information
  • Managing nerves
  • Avoiding death by PowerPoint
  • Engaging with delegates
  • Dealing with difficult delegates
  • Getting and using feedback

This Practice Note covers how to prepare and deliver a training course or presentation. It contains information about:

  1. the difference between a training course and a training presentation

  2. clarifying the purpose of the presentation or course

  3. pitching your presentation or course correctly

  4. pre-course or presentation information

  5. managing nerves

  6. avoiding death by PowerPoint

  7. engaging with delegates

  8. dealing with tricky delegates, and

  9. getting and using feedback

The difference between training courses and training presentations

Though on the surface it may appear to be little more than semantics, there is in fact a difference between a training course and a training presentation.

A training presentation is essentially a one-way communication. A message that needs to be imparted with little audience participation. A training course is a two-way activity, where a trainer will actively engage with delegates, and learning will occur through relevant activities and discussions as well as through the presentation itself.

There is some overlap between the two formats in the early stages and this is reflected in this Practice Note.

Clarity of purpose

Any learning event needs to have a clear purpose. Before beginning to write a training presentation or course you need to consider:

  1. what is its aim

  2. the needs of the audience, and

  3. the best way to get your message across