Presentations may be offered for participants at different levels of experience with regard to the topic or skill set to be addressed. It is very important to correctly identify the difficulty level targeted by your presentation.
( T ) — Threshold: Requires little or no previous knowledge of the topic area and should emphasize the definition of terms and description of key concepts. The focus should be on "What is it?" "How does it work?" and "Why do we use it?"
( I ) — Intermediate: Requires a basic knowledge and some experience in the topic area. The focus should be on "How does it work?" and "Benefits of using it" and should include detailed examples. Some evaluation of alternative methods would be appropriate at this level. Key words in the learning objectives could include: execute, perform, apply, and accomplish.
( A ) — Advanced: Requires a working knowledge and considerable experience in the topic area. The session may require basic or working knowledge in one or more areas related to the specific session topic. The focus should be on "Can I use this in my store/company?" "How do I implement it?" "How do I evaluate it?" Key words in the learning objectives could include: integrate, conceptualize, analyze, evaluate, and implement.