Ever get frustrated leading a group who don't follow the instructions you just gave them 5 minutes ago?....yea, me too.
So here's tip that works whether you're talking one-to-one with a staff member, facilitating a board meeting or presenting in a training seminar. When giving your audience instructions, stand still....don't be handing out papers, pointing to your PowerPoint slides, walking around or writing on the wall.....just stand still. By doing so you help your audience focus upon you...and your instructions.
It works....try it.