Power of Facilitation

Power of Facilitation
I talked about Professor Michael Sandel before here.  See the post ‘What’s the Right to do?’   I am drawn to his works again recently given what is going on in Hong Kong around the ‘Occupy-Central’ initiative. Putting the content aside, I am amazed again how his facilitation has helped the debate. As mentioned by him ...

Presentation by Generation Y

Presentation by Generation Y
I conducted a presentation class for 9 newly-joined management trainees in our firm.   They are mostly fresh undergraduates i.e. they are all at their early 20s.   It means that they were born at around 1989!!  At the time of Tianamen incident!!  They are really young! Most of them presents well.  Above all, they are very ...

My ideal slides 我的理想幻灯片 2

My ideal slides 我的理想幻灯片
I made a casual lunch presentation last week in the office to share my personal view on time management.   Unlike the slides common in our bank, I made mine picture-driven.   Though I did not have much time to prepare, I still like them quite a lot.   Let me share a few with you here. As ...

Business Cartoons

Business Cartoons
A picture speaks a thousand words.  I think the same applies to cartoon.   Cartoon can be helpful in presentation to bring potentially boring subject to live. I find a good source of cartoons on www.glasbergen.com.   Oh, and there are chinese versions on www.hroot.com/businesscartoon/

6 levels of questions

Following my learning from the William Rothwell’s session, I now incorporate a course-end quiz into most of my new courses.   There are all different test formats – essay, demonstration, fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice…   Amongall, I prefer the multiple-choice question since it takes minimal time to check the answers. I am drafting questions for a Train-The-Trainer course.   I ...

Creative Visual Aid

I got a new iPod nano (Gen 4) and was fascinated by the high resolution when I played video on it.    It is great to watch it on the iPod nano whenever I have nothing else better to do e.g. in a traffic jam.   Among all the video, I subscribe to the TED conference video ...

RAC – Different experience

Course: A presentation class Date: 20 Sep 08 Location: Beijing # of Learners: 8 I am feeling: Excited though tired I delivered a presentation class to a local airport design and construction company.  This was my first experience to deliver class outside the financial services industry.   I like such experience as different learners offer me ...

RAC – Customizing

Course: A presentation skills workshop Date: 18-19 Aug 08 Location: Shanghai, China # of Learners: 10 I am feeling: Good It is the first time I customized a presentation skills workshop for a specific business line in our bank.   Unlike an open course, I had a specific business sponsor who ‘ordered’ this class.  Since I ...