Most people have had the experience of either presenting to or being part of a group where half the attendees didn’t want to be there and the other half weren’t quite sure why they were there. This of course presents a major dilemma to the poor person who is delivering the training. The following 6 keys strategies are important to turn such a potential tough situation into a powerful learning experience.
1. Anticipate this Challenge – work off the assumption that your prospective audience might be like this and prepare them in advance. Send them an article about what you do, have them do an assessment or some other type of pre-work. If nothing else get them curious.