Example Session Notes for Evaluation Workshop

Early in 2015, one of our members conducted a 45 minute workshop on evaluations. Here are the resources for you to use as you like:

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Speakin ain’t trainin’

3 ways to improve your Toastmasters Club educationals


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Training Packages from TBD

As part of our commitment to developing training throughout our District, our club designs, tests and develops session plans for trainers to deliver. Whilst these have been written to support our members to deliver successful educationals to Toastmasters clubs, any Toastmaster is welcome to use them. If you do use them, we would love some feedback on how useful the session plan was and the success of your training! [Read more…]

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VET Regulatory Framework

You might remember that we launched our new Learning Stream addressing the Vocational Education and Training sector with a handy one-page guide to the VET Regulatory Framework. This worksheet has now been licenced under Creative Commons to enable appropriate sharing, as our club wishes to contribute to the greater training brains trust.

Example of completed worksheet
Word Document for editing as per CC licence
A4 Framework in PDF
A3 Framework in PDF

Creative Commons License
VET Regulatory Framework Worksheets by Kathleen O’Rourke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Make a Difference – 6 Times, 6 Ways

Did you learn anything? Well…what did you learn?

Ever been faced with question and suddenly been lost for words, or find yourself opening your mouth but only gobbledy-gook coming out? [Read more…]

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Self Assessments – Accurate or Not?

Have you ever been to a training session where you’ve had so much fun and feel like you’ve learnt so much…until you go to apply it later? [Read more…]

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Let’s Play Training Games

What was your favourite game as a child?

Hide and sick? Hop scotch?

As children we learn through playing.. but what about as adults?

Should we as trainers play games? and if yes why ?

Training should be fun interesting and educational.

There are several different games/activities that a good trainer needs to be aware of and use depending on the type of training and audience.

We discussed and had examples of:

  • Icebreakers
  • Energisers
  • Team Building activities
  • Specific games to teach a concept
  • Revision games

There are many great websites that have example of training games:

By Oksana Valentine

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Methods For Impromptu Speaking

By Eric Pace and Donna Pace

The most challenging aspect of impromptu speaking is in generating and organising your thoughts. Sometimes when asked a question your mind may flood with countless possible answers, other times you may draw a complete blank. The challenge will be greater if your topic is on a subject you know nothing about. Also sometimes your sensitivity to a topic may make it difficult for you to address it adequately. Regardless of what situation you may find yourself in, it can be very useful for you to know that the following methodologies can quickly help formulate and organise your off the cuff responses.

Point, Reason, Example, Point

This method is probably the easiest to use. You open by stating a point. In the body of the topic you outline reasons for stating this point and illustrate with examples. Your conclusion restates the point you first made.

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Training Tips – Training Room Setup

Extract from:

Guide on the Side – Room Setups for Presentations & Training – One Size Does NOT Fit All

By Marie Wallace, Published on January 1, 2002

  • Select a seating arrangement to support the event and presenter’s goals.
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10 Tips for Training Management

In our last meeting Kerry Lambert shared her tips for managing disruptions in the learning environment.

Here are her 10 tips on Classroom Discipline and Management

  • 1.Starting with a poor discipline plan – set the standard from the beginning
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