Demonstrator Training

Objective

To give competent turners the opportunity to learn the basic skills in presentation so that they may effectively demonstrate their turning experience to other turners.

The one day course has been developed by our development and training officer to help would be demonstrators to understand what is required of a good demonstrator. Each course will cater for four members and will be held at various locations throughout the country. We hope some of our branches will be prepared to host these courses at their normal venue.

The table below shows both firm dates and tentative courses which will be run if there is sufficient demand in that location. Please apply to register your interest using this page or download the application form to email or post.

For more information contact: John Montgomery at johnmontgomery@awgb.co.uk

Or telephone 01752 894 083

Date Topic Tutor Venue
 TBA Presentation and Demonstrator Skills  TBA  Huddersfield
 TBA  Presentation and Demonstrator Skills  TBA Bracknell

Typical Timetable for the day

8.30 Coffee reception
Introduction to the candidates and the tutors.
9.00 Introduction
Icebreaker activity to establish the background of the candidates.
9.30 Preparing and planning a Five Minute Talk
Work through the guidelines on giving a talk including communication and presentation skills.
10.15 Coffee Break A short break to enable the candidates to give some thought to their talk.
10.30 Presentation of the Five Minute Talk
Each candidate to give a five minute talk/presentation followed by tutor feedback and group discussion
11.30 Preparing and planning a Twenty Minute demonstration
Work through the guidelines on giving a twenty minute demonstration using the lathe.
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Presentation of a Twenty Minute Demonstration
Two candidates to give a twenty minute demonstration at the lathe followed by tutor feedback and group discussion
15.00 Coffee Break
15.15 Presentation of a Twenty Minute Demonstration
Two candidates to give a twenty minute demonstration at the lathe followed by tutor feedback and group discussion
17.00 Summary and end of the course