Corporate Training Development: Engage Without Lecturing

Help others understand new ideas the best way: not through lecturing but facilitation.
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

    "Good introductory course or facilitation or how to me a more effective speaker. Quality, actionable concepts and materials. I appreciate the opportunity to add a badge to LinkedIn profile to demonstrate that you have this marketable skill."
    -Mi Tay

    Learn how to earn more money by using skills you already have!

    How? Public Speaking? Assertiveness training? Negotiation skill?

    Even simpler: Facilitation.

    I have facilitated mid-to-large group events for well over 15 years, and have learned the secrets that pros use to communicate without fear, as well as persuade their audiences to change their beliefs and behaviors. I used these secrets to leverage the skills I already had and become a professional facilitator full time.

    When I began almost 2 decades ago I thought that speech and debate would be a good way to start with this line of work- I WAS SO WRONG. I learned that debate and public speaking are an OK START- but not enough to change my audience's behavior. ONLY FACILITATION engages an audience's attention in such a way that they change belief & behavior.

    In this course I will share with you the skills and principles that professional facilitators use. These tools will help YOU overcome hurdles at work, and get YOUR CAREER on track, potentially opening doors to you that were previously closed, and help YOU to communicate at work with confidence.

    This course contains over 30 lessons and TWO HOURS of video, worksheets, section review exams, activities, and challenges.

    There are 3 main sections, so that the course can be broken up and watched easily over the course of two days during an average commute to work and back, or continuously while on a flight. The activities, quizzes, and essays still require outside time- but should not take more than a total of one hour.

    AT THE END OF THE COURSE YOU will receive an official Udemy certificate of completion to prove to your peers, managers, and recruiters that you are bettering yourself professionally, and prepared to help with the task of team/behavior building. In essence, this is a sign that your professional arrow is pointing UP.

    To know if this course is right for you, ask yourself:
  1. Do you struggle with confidence in front of groups, even though you are an expert in your field?
  2. Do you wish you knew a way to help peers listen to and understand your good ideas?
  3. Do you sometimes fear the spotlight- even at times when your leadership is critical to your project's success?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

JOIN US and change your abilities- and potentially your job/career/life- for the better.

What are the requirements?

  • Pen and paper.
  • Print out study guides or use a tablet to write directly onto the PDF.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Facilitate productive business meetings and effective training events.
  • Engage mid-to-large audiences interactively.
  • Win mindshare of large groups quickly.

Who is the target audience?

  • New business owners
  • Entry level to mid-career managers.
  • Trainers & coaches
  • Community leaders
  • Highly analytical professionals [STEM]

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start of Course

How to get the most out of this course:

  1. Finish each lesson.
  2. Take notes.
  3. Ask questions.
  4. Record yourself doing the presentation exercises.
  5. Take the final exam.

Why facilitation, why now?

  1. Are you a STEM professional?
  2. Are you a first-time manager?
  3. Are you a woman in business?

What this course is designed to teach

  1. Before we begin…
  2. You will learn a few beginner techniques and hacks improving interpersonal communication- but that is not the main focus of this course.
  3. You will learn much more about several key skills and philosophies for facilitating productive meetings and training events, especially when working with mid-size to large groups:
    1. Hacks for getting started with Public Speaking.
    2. You will learn the 3 essential of effective facilitation.
    3. You will learn how to change attitudes and beliefs.
  4. Case studies of the 3 essentials of effective facilitation.

What this course will not teach

  1. Hard skills:
    1. Learning Management Systems, Spiral Structure design, specialized software, and creating corporate training plans.
    2. These are important- BUT THEY ARE NOT THE MOST VISIBLE.
    3. It would take another complete course to train about each one of these subtopics.
  2. How to become a master facilitator overnight:
6 questions

It all goes by pretty quickly. Did you take notes?

Here's a fast quiz to drill the key learning points from the section!

Section 2: Groundwork

Hacks for instant rapport/interpersonal communication

  1. Break the ice.
    1. The biggest hurdle for most conversations is just getting started.
  2. Mind the gap.
    1. There is usually one person taking the lead, whether you are this person or not, be sure there is not too much conceptual distance between this person and the other person.
  3. Leave them wanting more…
    1. Make sure this person is happy to see you next time!

What makes live facilitating different from public speaking?

  1. Effective Live Facilitation begins with Public Speaking.
  2. It is brought to the next level by using the 3 essential components I mentioned earlier, which I’ve used personally to build up my career from scratch.
  3. It ends with the audience sharing a memorable experience that leads to changing attitudes and beliefs.

6 steps to being a fearless Public Speaker

  1. Know your audience & prepare for them.
  2. Clear your mind of negativity.
  3. Break the ice.
  4. Take a leap of faith.
  5. Seek honest feedback.
  6. Rinse, repeat.

This exercise is designed to get you off the couch, and in front of a camera, as a baby step toward getting in front of groups of people- WITHOUT FEAR.

3 questions

Make an effort to pass this section quiz, as the groundwork will help you in later assignments.


The 3 essential components of effective Live facilitating

  1. Presenting yourself professionally.
  2. Presenting your core material faithfully.
  3. Engaging your audience memorably.

Presenting yourself professionally.

  1. Know your audience
  2. Be Punctual
  3. Be legit
Know your stuff

Presenting your core material faithfully.

  1. Know your stuff.
  2. Deliver training material within allotted times.
  3. Use the time wisely.
  4. Train at a high level.

Engaging your audience memorably.

  1. Train at a high level
  2. Stay on point
Train At A High Level & Stay On Point
5 questions

Be sure you know this section like the back of your hand before moving on to section 4.

Section 4: MAKE. IT. STICK.


  1. Make a bold promise
  2. Involve participants
  3. Use humor for engagement
  4. Use storytelling for emphasis
  5. Think WIIFM, but communicate FAB
  6. Facilitate, don’t lecture
Make a Bold Promise
Involve Participants
Use Humor for Engagement, Storytelling for Emphasis
Think "WIIFM", But Communicate "FAB"
Facilitate, Don't Lecture
6 questions

The big one.


Why you would want a LinkedIn badge demonstrating your completion of this course:

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Instructor Biography

Seth Estrada, Training Facilitator, Entertainer, & Media Production Guru

Seth is a professional human engagement and training facilitator. What does that mean?

It means that he can create experiences that keep an audience entertained and focused on a learning objective for DAYS ON END- EITHER LIVE OR ON VIDEO.

His client list includes Microsoft, DreamWorks Animation, Google, Samsung, Dell, AT&T, Soft Card, and SONY.

Seth also has a much-varied body of professional expertise including video production, professional animation, consumer technology, business development, team building/management, and adult learning for coaching excellence.

You can find numerous courses on the 'hard skills' involved in these pursuits anywhere- but, as they say, the devil is in the details:

Let Seth show you the secrets and hacks he has used personally to find success in these fields. If you're a beginner, you'll get up to speed quickly. If you're already a pro at making content, you'll learn how to...


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