Death by PowerPoint. We’ve all been there. Bored trainees will retain little to none of the materials you’re presenting. One of the best ways to jazz up your training sessions is to insert familiar images from your facility – especially if you have good shots of your team members. It will help to keep people engaged in the material.
When you’re out doing your inspections, keep your eyes open for those situations or images that you can capture that will help you in your efforts to get across key learnings. For example, I took this picture of a control panel located directly over a product zone. I don’t remember what the Failure light was supposed to indicate – but it will certainly be a major FAILURE if this loose plastic ring falls into the product. The picture tells the whole story. Don’t minimize the image or muddy up the message with a bunch of text. Let your picture take up the whole screen.