I have just completed an orientation day for patient care services staff and I had to fill in for a speaker that has flaked the past two times. There are four days of orientation that are spread out throughout the month.FYI- I was able to review the material of the presenter that flaked b/c I am familiar with the subject but I didn't go into detail over every slide. By the way, the students in the class range for CNA, to srub techs to RNs so what is basic for one can be very complex for another. I then speak on my topic which I am very comfortable with and try to incorporate different teaching modalities. ( I start with power point presentation, do a hands on with the equiptment, and then have a mini simulation lab) I feel that it is good to get the group up and moving and hands on. Unfortunately when I reviewed the evaluation for the day, my reviews are so mixed.
I am finding that the RN are the least favorable giving me a "fair" on the presentation (in this case it was one nurse in particular). Two reviews felt that the presentation for the other speaker was "too rushed", which it was so I am OK with that.
I guess I am posting b/c I don't know what to do to make my presentation more interesting. BTW, the other reviews were all "very good"It seems like that groups in general just want to get out of class and are not really interested in learning.
There are competencies they must complete and so I do want to see the hands on and have some critical thinking (very basic).
Any suggestions? Should I just do what that other speakers to and just speak for an hour? Should I ask the students with the "fair" comments to elaborate (I know who they were) so that I may improve.
What to do???