Some agency IT staffs arrange for a different reminder message to appear each time employees log into their computers. These messages usually deal with IT issues or management priorities. Some ethics officers get their messages into the rotation. Here’s an example on the theme of personal use of government resources.
Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell are leading lawyers who have shared their knowledge for a number of years with the Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast on the Legal Talk Network. Their newest project? A series of three podcasts on presentation skills for lawyers:
- Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals
- Panel Presentation Pointers for Legal Professionals
- Webinar Presentation Pointers for Legal Professionals
Of course, this type of instruction is just as relevant to ethics trainers. Check it out.
Lifehacker is a website devoted to providing practical advice on real-life problems. Their article How Can I Save Un-downloadable Online Video Content to Watch Offline? addresses an issue relevant to ethics training:
There are many videos from YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, etc. that would be excellent additions to training programs. However, many training rooms do not have the Internet connections needed to show streaming videos. The article discusses ways to save such content to a laptop, so you can show it to audiences without an Internet connection.
Love your iPad? Want to use it for ethics training? The excellent Attorney at Work website has some great tips on Presenting With Your iPad.
Presentations Magazine is a great source of information on presentation techniques. Its primary focus is on commercial presenters, like salesmen, but most of the advice applies just as well to federal ethics trainers.
- Limit class size to 50-75% of the class size you would teach in a classroom
- Maximum effective class size is near 20
- Common error: Creating huge classes because the Web conferencing platform allows it