Member Since: 3rd Oct 2019
Symonds Training & Research was founded by Dr Valeria Lo Iacono Symonds in order to provide high-quality and well designed and researched training course materials for corporate and independent trainers and teachers.
Valeria has taught in the University of Bath (England), University of Wales and Seoul National University (Korea), and worked as a researcher with the University of Exeter.
Valeria and her team pay a high-level of attention to making the training programs include activities and interactions that aid the various learning styles we individually have. We care very much about the learner's experience and helping trainers to provide quality, worthwhile and enjoyable training.
The main focus of the training programs provides is Business management, Soft Skills, Marketing, and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training courses.
The latest courses provided by Symonds Training are:
- Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace
- Introduction to Mindfulness
- Digital Marketing Training materials
- Time Management
- Conflict Management
We welcome individual requests for training programs given that we have a team of qualified researchers and trainers.
Corporate Training CEO Symonds Training & Research
My discussion replies
31st Oct 2019
I did a talk about this recently and there are many ways to improve one's presentation skills and the key ones that I always tell people are:
i) Keep training simple - by this, I mean that we can easily start using a discourse (way of speaking and terminology) that is too complex for the audience. So keeping it simple is the first thing.
ii) Understanding and learning how to use silence and pauses can also greatly help you as a presenter. As a rookie, a pause or silence can feel very awkward but moments of silence such as for a moment of reflection or to give people time to think of answers to questions can be a useful tool for a good presentation.
iii) Practice and work out the timings - it continues to astound me how many presenters fail to practice their presentations. How many times have I seen a 10-minute presentation last 20 and so on. Practice really does make it more perfect as a presenter.
iv) Learning objectives - making the learning objectives clear from the start is always a great idea. The audience will buy into what you are teaching and how you present it if they can understand why you are teaching specific points (i.e. how they fit into the training).
I have listed some other key tips (15 in all ) in a piece on classroom trainer tips.