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5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Presentation Trainer

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By: Megan Ward, Assistant Account Manager

1. How is this training going to make me a better presenter?

By asking this you can set up a conversation about the overall flow and goals of the presentation training. A presentation trainer should be able to provide you with an agenda for the training.

2. What is the difference between a good and a great presenter?

Mastering a skill takes a LONG time; without practice it’s impossible to take any skill from good to great. Further, when you play a sport or are on a team there’s always a coach to give guidance and direction; think of a presentation trainer the same way you think of a sports coach.

3.  Why do I need to hire a presentation trainer, I’ve presented plenty of times before…

There’s no such thing as a perfect presenter, the best public speakers in the world have had numerous training sessions across a long stretching period of time. A presentation trainer will give you the latest tips and techniques that will not only help you with presentations and on the specific content.

4.  Do you only work on technique or can you help on content?

If you need help with messaging on your slides then it’s important to make sure that you ask for help with the content on your slides. You can’t expect a presentation coach to be a subject matter expert on the content.  However, a trainer with experience in your field can help to make the message clearer and audience focused.

5.  What’s your experience, what clients have you worked with, how long have you been in the business, and what methodologies/ techniques do you utilize during training?

These are all important questions to establish credibility and help you to know exactly what kind of trainer you are getting and to make sure that you are receiving your money’s worth.