Originally Posted by Polwart
Steve - don't invent/reinvent or needlessly use any ackronyms and you will be fine! I am not a PBI but have a fair bit of training experience ackronyms are used to either help a trainer who can't remember the points or to help students memorise facts/lists for exams and NOT to help students understand
Absolute rubbish... note the the words "i am not a PBI..." Says it all.
Steve, glad to hear you got on well.
Just to clarify whilst what I said does apply to unnecessary
ackronyms / jargon - there are certainly some which are necessary. I was actually meaning Mneumonics - which in my opinion are often over used in classroom situations. There are a very small number of mneumonics which are actually add to understanding.
...IMHO so long as you are enjoying yourself training, keep an open mind to advice from people who have sat through your or others courses, or who have expertise from other fields you can only continue to develop...
I sometimes "emm" a lot when delivering pre-prepared presentations. How much depends on the audience and level of practice (bizarely it seems to be more likely if I overrehearse!). It takes a conscious effort to avoid it. Following someone else's advice I practice avoiding your "habits" not just when presenting - so e.g. when you leave a voice mail message etc - it seems to help...