Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Calling





Tonight I am rushing a PowerPoint presentation for tomorrow's training. It will be the first time I will use a teaching aid to deliver my discussion.

It's been months since I was assigned to nurture and guide the new agents. Tomorrow it will be the old guards' turn to be retrained. The training will be different this time. First, the attendees are expected to show some reservation to learn the new service. They are already used to their comfort zones. Second, I don't know how high my credibility is to these agents. As far as I know, I still suck up on the floor.

Ten trainees spread across three shifts will show up. It will be the biggest batch I will handle for the account.

They say teaching and nurturing run in the family. It is a craft many relatives practice as their career. My supervisor say that I seem to enjoy the training, when she lets me handle it by myself. The agents under me do well in the service. Data reveals their impressive conversion rates. Tomorrow will be a turning point. Should I succeed in performing my role as a stand-alone trainer; should I be able to control the discussion and not balk at the middle of the presentation.

Should I succeed in getting their attention with my throw-away punchlines and silly examples,

Then perhaps in some other lifetime,

I should open up the possibilities to become an instructor - in a university - for a change.



You maybe wondering why there's a picture of Madam Auring in this entry. Believe it or not, the training revolves around this grand old dame and her apparent "craft" she is known for.






14 comments:

Guyrony said...

I think you would do great as an instructor in a University.

Apply for it, who knows, you could be the girls favorite professor.

Major ewwness...

:)

Von_Draye said...

then it will be easy for you, you can do that with you handcuffed in bed.... and...
oh...
am thinking of a different scene.sorry...
hahah!!

well, all i can say is; university teaching is much much more fulfilling..

gillboard said...

good luck, professor... naks.

SOLTERO said...

or better yet - the guys' fave prof hihihi...lagot madaming hookups sa students aahaha

JR said...

Sabihin mo kung saang university para maka-pag-enroll kami ni Soltero! nyahaha

Sana meron din ako gift of tounge for public speaking kagaya mo Master Galen - sa iba lang kasi magaling ang tounge ko eh ;-).

Ronnie said...

Madame Auring? Haha. Interesting. Anyways, I wish you good luck. ;)

Eternal Wanderer... said...

nakow, are you ready to check papers when you enter in the academe? :P

ʎonqʎʇıɔ said...

yay training! haha

go galen! :D today, the training room, tomorrow the world!

wv: autin (haha madumi langba utak ko or does it sound like..?)

~Carrie~ said...

Nanghula ng samgdamakmak na call center agents si madam Auring? Chos.

If the training proves to be successful, I think you should go for University teaching. All the best!

totoy baliko said...

Haha! Goodluck Sis' Yakang yaka mo yan! : ) Viva Aluring Auring!

Felipe said...

Good luck professor x. Iwasan mo na lang ang university scandals. Wehehehe. :D

Yj said...

i always always enjoy making power point presentations.... it's so much fun...

yun lang nasasayang lagi pag reporting na, kasi nagiging stand up comedian daw ako sa harap ng klase.... hihihihihi...

goodluck sa presentation.... ahmishu!!!

red the mod said...

The role of an educator is one without its own share of trials and tribulations. For the most part, it is the act of sharing your knowledge to another that gratifying, and moreso so when you find the apprentices applying the imparted wisdom with much fervor and acuity. Its not entirely the method that spells the effectiveness of the teaching, but the sincerity in sharing what you know.

As Kuya Trip have mentioned just moments ago, it would be too selfish to not share what you have learned from your experiences. Call it egotism, but being the mentor to another creates a sense of value and meaning to our lives, however we have lived it.

On a different note, I could help in powerpoint. It used to be my thing back in college. Presentations that is. I've done a few theses presentations for friends before, and some for marketing concessions that actually paid. Hehe.

Cio said...

Mas malaki ang challenge sa teaching. PEro mas maliit ang sahod.