1Effective Teaching, Training, and Facilitating

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

—William B. Yeats


Whether you fit into the category of teacher, trainer, or facilitator (or any other title, such as group leader, manager, educator, presenter, or dozens of other choices), the suggestions in this first chapter will help you improve the presentation of your subject matter, increase the participation of your group, provide a format that is active and engaging, and become the best presenter you can be. Best of all, the activities featured in this book will help you present a wide variety of topics to your audience, using engaging methods that will help you meet your training needs, all at minimal cost.

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