Hello Everyone and here we go. Before getting into the main course of My Top Ten Secrets to Presenting to a Large Group, I wanted to share a short bio of how I got started into the training industry and share with you some of the secrets I have learned along the way.
Long story short, I started out as a phone rep for Discover Financial Services back in the 1990’s, but I just couldn’t stand the old ball and chain, meaning the phone cord attached to the desk. I needed to move and couldn’t sit any longer. I transferred to maintenance solely for the reason so I can walk around and get away from the desk. Little did I know, helping people opened many doors for different opportunities. As I was hanging a picture for an office executive one day and she noticed my outgoing personality and said, “you should try training.” Little did this person know, I was an introvert, very shy on the inside and I had a learning disability preventing me from speaking well. I still have trouble with my “R’s,” but I’m RESOLUTE and RESILIENT!
I knew the training team pretty well and thought, why not? So I went for it and got the job as a Training Specialist for Discover Financial Services. The problem was, I knew nothing about training, let alone getting up in front of people and delivering a facilitated course of instruction. I didn’t know how to deal with the nerves, present well or even design a message. It was surely baptism by fire.
I stuck with it. My boss and mentor gave me the patience and training I needed and overtime, I began to figure things out. Now, I am not saying I didn’t bomb every once in a while, or felt stupid because I didn’t know what I was doing, but it was because of those lessons learned I became better and eventually mastered the art of training. I truly feel, I went through the pain of failure, so that I can learn and help you become successful.
Now I have taken those thirty years of experience at Discover, Morgan Stanley, eBay, PayPal and many others and I have consolidated everything I have learned into the Full Time Corporate Trainer course. My Top Ten Secrets to Presenting to a Large Group is just one of the tools in the trainer’s toolkit.
By the time your done with this training, you will become a certified Public Speaker ready to take on the world. Now, let’s go make it happen, together.