Overview of Types of Training Media
There are a number of different types of training media that you may use including
handouts, flip charts, overhead projectors, slides, computer presentations and videos.
Handouts are supplementary materials that provide a detailed expansion or reiteration of
one or more aspects of the presentation. When using handouts, remember:
- Handouts can be your worst distraction during a presentation if distributed
while you are speaking. Whenever possible, provide handouts at the end of a
presentation unless the audience will use them during the training. In that case,
provide the handouts before the presentation to avoid distraction and consider
stapling or binding them in such a way that they can not be shuffled around.
- Reduced-size reproductions of charts or slides used during the presentation can
be extremely useful to participants as reference material. Adding brief interpretive
statements can remind participants of your key points at a later date.