Developing Trainer Skills - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Developing Trainer Skills - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Seven Dimensions
Updated Feb 13, 2019

Cutting Edge intern Dion is keen to develop his skills as a trainer; the first step is to inspire and ensure relevance, no matter what the topic. Serena advocates asking at the outset about participants needs and getting their attention straightaway. Sam feels his talent is listening to participants and tailoring his approach to individuals different learning paces. Dion stresses the importance of an encouraging and positive atmosphere, no shooting down of peoples ideas and input. Carol advocates colorful, succinct speaking that raises peoples energy levels and readiness to hear whats next. Sam cautions against being intolerant and impatient, while Steve recommends the necessity of never condescending to ones audience. Dion demonstrates the importance of respectful interaction and openness to feedback (despite momentarily becoming defensive when Steve challenges him).

Key Learning Points

Be inspiring and memorable. Keep developing your training skills.


  • Don’t ignore audience needs
    INSTEAD: Inspire and ensure relevance
  • Don’t drain energy
    INSTEAD: Introduce session positively
  • Don’t be intolerant
    INSTEAD: Be patient and respectful
  • Don’t be complacent
    INSTEAD: Be open to feedback and grow

Comedy makes learning fun

This course is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown, starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. A powerful training series covering topics every workplace needs to address. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone.

Cutting Edge Communication follows several characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will amaze and enter-train, covering important lessons in human interaction, motivation, leadership, service, unprofessional behavior, apologizing, negotiating, stress, difficult people among many other workplace hot button issues.

Everyone will laugh and learn with these short episodes that highlight dos and don'ts. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.