Feedback from the MOT Presenters Training workshop: 10 – 12 February 2011

Day 1

Class Session Demonstration: “Get to know yourself and one another” (Bernt):

  • A very interesting way to get to know everyone.
  • Excellent and I got to know everyone.
  • Loved it.
  • Excellent, loved it!
  • Fun, informative, entertaining.
  • Enjoyed it.
  • Good way of introducing others and yourself.
  • Fun, informative and a great ice breaker. Helped us to know each other and understand what makes us “US”.
  • Energising and set my pace for the training workshop as I was motivated to become part of the MOT team.
  • Very important and insightful especially when you meet people for the first time.
  • Excellent, it made me have a true reflection of the “self”.
  • Got the group off to a good start. Broke the ice.
  • Interesting – learnt something about myself and lots about others.
  • Character build was good for me, to get me out of my shell.

Day 2

“This is MOT”, – History, guiding star, areas of focus (Sigrun):

  • Well presented – incredibly passionate.
  • History was well explained and I understood everything.
  • Very well explained, very good ambassador.
  • I loved the way the star was used to show the different values.
  • Encouraging thinking I am joining a family that’s well established.
  • Gives a sense of belongingness. Where MOT comes from and the future.
  • Excellent session.
  • Provided necessary knowledge, I feel it is needed by anyone intending to become affiliated with MOT.
  • Well thought out idea and sets the direction to where MOT is going and wish to accomplish.
  • Very informative.
  • Excellent information – puts it all into perspective.
  • Good, NO excellent! Informative. Excellent communication skills.
  • Very interesting to know the origin of MOT. It’s necessary to know and to understand the passion behind it.

MOT South Africa DVD and information about MOT South Africa (Wanda):

  • Great DVD. Provides full insight and explains milestones.
  • The DVD and Wanda were both very well. She was always very friendly.
  • The way forward.
  • Good information.
  • Motivation to do more.
  • Wonderful.
  • An organisation that’s established on a sound footing.
  • Showed me what MOT has done for SA youth – great presentation.
  • Interesting.
  • Lovely.
  • Get more videos and visit more Colleges outside the Western Cape.
  • Renewed and inspired about my country and the convener for this session is excellent.
  • Informative and has been quite inspirational.
  • True reflection of MOT.
  • Raised my expectations.
  • Surprised about how MOT helped so many young people. It just shows that we can make a difference.
  • Very encouraging. I am glad that Norway recognised the need in SA. I feel honoured to be part of the MOT project!

Class Session Demonstration: “Values” (Bernt):

  • Excellent.
  • “Values” session was very good.
  • Very well demonstration.
  • Fun.
  • Impressive.
  • Fun, Informative
  • Eye opening – values are hidden, but it’s there.
  • Teaches us what is important and how we can learn not to forget who we are.
  • Lovely, wish to have the same presentation skills.
  • Very much needed for our SA youngsters.
  • Good, learned something.
  • Good presentation – strengthens my desire to get involved.
  • Informative – has inspired me to want to get back to the college and to try out the exercises.
  • Learned new values.
  • It was a pleasant exercise, I enjoyed that the most.

Implementation of the MOT programme (Trish):

  • Great, I loved the multimedia.
  • Understood well and explained thoroughly.
  • Very well demonstration.
  • Well presented.
  • Clear and to the point – fully understood
  • Informative and it highlighted the challenges and how they can be overcome.
  • Humorous, yet good presentation.
  • Excellent.
  • Good to have SA ambassadors so we can get reference or advice without having to fly to Norway.
  • Excellent – the zest for it encouraged me. Looking forward to take it to the College.
  • Very informative.
  • I know I can use it in all my classes.
  • I am confident that I will implement the MOT programme effectively and that it will help a lot of young people.
  • I know that there is support from someone who is dedicated and I see the passion in within her.

The products of MOT and the theories behind the programme (Sigrun & Trish):

  • Excellent.
  • Was very well explained.
  • Very, very nice
  • Interesting
  • Good to know
  • Theories are well founded – products are easy to sell and deliver to others.
  • Great presentation. Showed what MOT is all about – the beliefs, values and caring.
  • Good products to promote.
  • Excellent.
  • Looking forward to work with these tools and getting maximum benefit.
  • Very informative, would love to read up on it more!
  • Shows where it all started.
  • Helpful products.
  • Very creative.
  • Highly impressed and admire the dedication and professionalism.

Presentation techniques (Sigrun):

  • A very different take with regards to presentation skills – funny and informative.
  • Excellent, great techniques. Audience was captivated throughout.
  • Loved it. Helped me a lot – showing me that I still have areas where I can improve at College.
  • Good ideas and will definitely implement in class.
  • Informative, easy to implement.
  • Brilliant!!
  • Very enjoyable.
  • Informative and fun.
  • Good and smart.
  • Excellent.
  • Very much alive and full of fuel.
  • Great, enjoyable – made me more courageous than ever.
  • Confidently comfortable.
  • Highly entertaining. I enjoyed this calm, collective approach.

The MOT postulates

(Trish & Sigrun):

  • Excellent – loved the role-play.
  • Well prepared.
  • This was really a “Wow Moment”.
  • Fun, humorous presentation, informative.
  • Interesting – enjoyed the role plays.
  • Precise and clear.
  • Fun, Fun, Fun. It taught me how to turn a lesson into educational fun.
  • Well explained.
  • Hope to live them daily and inculcate them to every person I come across with.
  • Informative and could not have been better – I enjoyed the PowerPoint.
  • Interesting.
  • I will live by it.
  • Very informative.
  • Deepened my understanding of MOT.

Day 3

MOT’s Tool Box (Bernt):

  • Great.
  • Good, very inspiring and left me motivated.
  • Well prepared.
  • Loved it.
  • Well presented.
  • Great session. Learned about tools I could implement in daily lessons.
  • Good to learn this, as a “worker” for MOT cannot be a success without the right tools.
  • Some new and insightful techniques provided.
  • Great tools – it will definitely help students to understand MOT.
  • Very detailed.
  • Doing the whole Tool Box impact on the/my human intellect.
  • We will use it effectively.
  • I’ve really learned techniques that I would like to implement.
  • I will carry it with me everywhere.
  • Widened my experience and gave me a practical approach.
  • Very excited because it gave me an insight.

Building the MOT Brand (Sigrun & Wanda):

  • I am completely in awe of Sigrun’s passion and Wanda’s dedication to the brand and its continued success. I am incredibly excited to see a partnership between Metropolitan and MOT.
  • Excellent, understood the brand trademark and how to keep it alive.
  • Well prepared.
  • Made me think how I portray myself outside the classroom.
  • Excellent.
  • A definite must know.
  • Interesting
  • Learnt a lot.
  • Great.
  • Well done Wanda and Sigrun. Potential MOT Ambassador of SA, that’s me.
  • Excellent.
  • Inspirational.
  • Interesting.
  • Made me aware of my commitment to MOT and the role I’m going to play to build the brand.
  • I will continue for the rest of my life.
  • I regard this as sacred.

How pleased are you with:

The social (outside the programme)

  • Good.
  • Excellent, great venue and facility.
  • Very.
  • Enjoyed it.
  • People friendly.
  • Very pleased.
  • It was exciting and enjoyable meeting new people in a fun way.
  • Interesting group of people.
  • Made me emotional – everyone is so nice.
  • I like, like, like!!!
  • Extremely pleased to have met some really interesting people.
  • Warm and involving.

Other comments

  • It was exceptional.
  • Everything was 100 %.
  • I am very excited to get started.
  • This was an incredibly inspiring three days. I am so excited at the prospects of rolling this out to the youth that we are so eager to develop.
  • Thank you to the organizers and presenters, great job.
  • Keep up the good work.
  • Can’t wait to start making a difference.
  • This training has empowered me and installed in me the necessary tools to start with MOT. MOT IS EXTREMELY, TOTALLY AWSOME!!
  • I am thankful for the enjoyable and enriching experience and the fact that 50 other presenters will help impact our youth as we build our new nation.
  • MOT is a way of life. Thank you for your Courage, Caring, Joy, and Sincerity.
  • The warm personalities and caring features made a huge impact on an individual like me. Everyone engaged with at the MOT training, also those who were responsible for the hospitality was just great and most friendly.
  • MOT actually ties with my personal vision for the youth of South Africa.
  • Great eye opener to see the passion of the presenters for the youth.
  • I am really pleased that I could attend.
  • Thanks I really learned a lot.
  • I am looking forward to having MOT in Zimbabwe. I think it will work well there.
  • I didn’t make a mistake by coming to this workshop.
  • Thank you for an excellent training initiative.

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