What is the difference between presenting, training and facilitating?

There are three main ways of standing in front of a group: presenting, coaching and facilitating. There is certainly an overlap in skills – such as B. dynamic presentation skills, good stage presence, high level of sympathy, ability to “read” the audience. Although they are similar skills, they are not interchangeable. It is valuable to examine the differences between the three processes so that the trainer or presenter or facilitator knows how to respond to the different situations.

Present: The aim is to present information in a dynamic and interesting way

education: The aim is to increase the knowledge or skill level of the participants through an appealing presentation

relief: The goal is to control the structure and focus of a team’s decision-making process

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Present: The audience can be any size

education: The number of participants varies but usually averages 10 to 30

relief: Team size is usually smaller, usually under ten

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Present: The audience is there to get information

education: The participants are there to learn

relief: Participants are team members who have a common goal

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Present: The speech structure creates a logical flow of presentation

education: Course structure creates the learning structure

relief: Agenda structures the course of the meeting

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Present: Presenter is a provider of information

education: The trainer is a catalyst for learning

relief: The moderator manages the dynamics of the information generated by the group

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Present: The moderator mainly answers instead of asking questions

education: The trainer asks questions to stimulate and assess learning

relief: The moderator uses questions to encourage individual participation

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Present: Visuals are used to present or clarify information

education: Visual aids are used to illustrate learning points

relief: Flipchart is used to record the group’s ideas and contributions.

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Present: The presenter communicates largely in one direction from the presenter to the audience

education: The trainer uses participation to allow participants to learn from others and retain interest

relief: The moderator manages the communication process that takes place between team members