9781560526964

Making Live Training Lively: Proven Techniques for Making Learning More Exciting, Memorable, and Fun

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    9781560526964

  • ISBN10:

    1560526963

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-04
  • Publisher: Crisp Learning
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Summary

Written especially for trainers who want to stay on top of their game, the book is divided into 50 easy-to-read tips that deliver proven advice gathered from the experiences of other trainers who have regularly faced the same challenges.

Table of Contents

Why Live Training Is Worth It ix
The Growing Need to Make Training Lively x
Part 1: Start Off on the Right Foot
Draw the Right People to Your Training
3(1)
Arrange for an Endorsement
4(2)
Tailor Your Training to the Attendees
6(7)
Take Notice of the Group Mix
13(1)
Understand Generational Differences
14(3)
Create a Welcoming Environment
17(3)
Pique Interest in the Topic
20(2)
Begin with a Bang
22(2)
Focus on Results from the Start
24(3)
Establish Your Credibility as a Trainer
27(1)
Connect with Your Participants
28(3)
Show That You Care
31(4)
Part 2: Rev Up Participants with Your Delivery Style
Warm Up the Group for Participation
35(1)
Choose Good Icebreakers
36(3)
Enliven Your Delivery
39(1)
Include an Element of Surprise
40(1)
Inject Some Theatrics
41(1)
Appeal to the Senses
42(1)
Vary the Format and Use of Your Handouts
43(2)
Avoid Competing with Your Visual Aids
45(1)
Use a Mix of Activities
46(1)
Keep Time on Your Side
47(4)
Part 3: Promote Interactive Learning
Engage Participants in the Training
51(1)
Make It Easy for People to Interact
52(1)
Make It Safe for People to Participate
53(1)
Help Participants Team Up
54(1)
Get People Started with Structured Interaction
55(1)
Cultivate Discussion
56(1)
Ask the Right Questions
57(3)
Apply Active Learning Techniques
60(1)
Invite Participants to Take the Lead
61(1)
Have Trainees Summarize Learning Points
62(5)
Part 4: Facilitate Achievement Through Your Leadership
Keep Participants on the Right Track
67(1)
Give Clear Instructions
68(2)
Ensure Success
70(1)
Maintain a Supportive Environment
71(1)
Use Course Content to Reinforce Learning
72(1)
Reinforce Participant Involvement
73(2)
Catch Trainees Doing Things Right
75(1)
Reinforce Involvement by Recording Contributions
76(1)
Encourage Responses with List-Building Techniques
77(1)
Avoid Pitfalls in Recording
78(1)
Get Participants Writing
79(1)
Build Rewards into the Training Session
80(5)
Part 5: Demonstrate Respect for Participants
Treat Participants as Colleagues
85(1)
Speak Respectfully
86(1)
Use the Fogging Technique to Mitigate Tension
87(1)
Avoid Triggering Defensiveness
88(1)
Maintain High Expectations
89(1)
Celebrate Accomplishments
90
Appendix
Stay Relevant by Being Effective
93
Author's Suggested Responses to Exercises
96
Recommended Reading
100

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