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When it was first published in 1995, Mel Silberman's 101 Ways to Make Training Active became an instant bestseller. Now this revised and updated second edition offers the same dynamic approach and 101 completely new case examples. The examples support each exercise and highlight real-time uses of the highly successful Active Training method. In addition, the book includes 200 training tips that form the nuts-and-bolts of successful active training. These tips incorporated in the book's top ten lists show how to build quality, activity, variety, and direction into your training programs.
For the first time 101 Ways to Make Training Active features a CD-ROM containing all the original "Top Ten Trainers Tips and Techniques" lists for easy reproduction and distribution.
Praise for 101 Ways to Make Training Active
"If you want to shift from lecture-based learning (or lack of it) to participant-centered (with plenty of transfer), then 101 Ways to Make Training Active belongs in your library. Mel never fails to provide practical tools and strategies for making training come alive."
—Bob Pike, chairman and CEO, The Bob Pike Group and author, The Creative Training Techniques Handbook
"I can now retire my beat-up copy of Mel's original 101 Ways to Make Training Active that I have been using the last ten years. The second edition is even more practical. It retains the original brilliance and adds new and powerful activities. I am planning to buy two copies and keep one of them under lock and key."
—Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, resident mad scientist, The Thiagi Group and author, Design Your Own Games and Activities
"Wow! 101 Ways to Make Training Active has just gotten better! What a great new collection of creative and useful ways to make training active and improve learner retention. I can't wait to try them out."
—Jean Barbazette, president, The Training Clinic and author, Instant Case Studies
"Mel Silberman has done it again! With this second edition, he has polished to perfection his fabulous 101 Ways to Make Training Active. Sparkling with easy-to-read and easy-to-use ideas, this gem of a resource is a must-read for anyone in the training profession. You will use the wealth of material found in this book until its pages are flagged, dog-eared, and worn out."
—Sharon Bowman, author, The Ten-Minute Trainer: 150 Ways to Teach It Quick and Make It Stick
"We all know that learning by doing beats every other instructional method hands down. That's why this book is so important. It's packed with ideas for greatly improving learning effectiveness. A must resource for all trainers."
—Dave Meier, director, The Center for Accelerated Learning and author, The Accelerated Learning Handbook
Bestselling author and internationally known trainer Mel Silberman offers over 100 suggestions on how to organize and conduct lively, active training sessions. Each of the 101 techniques is described and illustrated by a goal, a statement of purpose, a procedure, step-by-step instructions, and variations, suggestions for alternative ways to use the technique. This title carries a short discount.
Posted April 16, 2009
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This is the best collection of meaningful activities I've come across. All the activities are designed to achieve a purpose and are right on target. The pages are designed so that you can easily follow and understand the activities that are grouped into application area or need.
The book covers active training techniques for team building, stimulating discussion, on-the-spot assessments, prompting questions, and reviewing strategies. There are quite a few more, as well a section in the beginning with 'tips' for the trainer, like learning names, timesavers, role-playing, setting-up the training room, etc.
You will hardly ever conduct a training that will not benefit from a quick peek into this book and the ideas and suggestions included. I honestly believe that no training bookshelf should be without this book: The activities are targeted, relevant to the subject matter and guranteed to produce the desired results.
You will not find any 'wishy-washy' activities and games here nor will you catch yourself yawning as you turn the pages. It's quite the opposite in fact; this book is so well written and well presented, that you just might find yourself going through all the 101 activities! And while you're at it, why don't you check 'Active Training' by Mel Silberman as well - it's a gem of a book...
Don't hesitate, this is one purchase you will never regret.
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