Whether over Skype, or in person, giving demo lessons can be one of the most intimidating parts of applying for a new job. It may be the first time you try to put your newly learned teaching skills into practice, and you’ll also have to contend with nerves of performing in front of people.

However, if you put the preparation in beforehand, and roll with any mistakes you make, then it’s really not such a challenge once you dive into it.

Exercise: To truly practice before the real thing, try placing a camera on your desk, setting a 15-minute timer, and then hosting a mock-demo class on your own. Once you’ve loosened up, you could then move on to practicing with friends or family members.


If you’re looking for some ideas on what to include or how to act within your demo class, some of these examples could be helpful:

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