50 Creative Training Closers: Innovative Ways to End Your Training with IMPACT! / Edition 1

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They'll Forget You as Soon as They Walk out the Door-unless you make your training memorable. This essential resource is your way to make your mark. Fifty ways to close your training sessions and presentations so they won't forget you-or your training.People forget your training faster than you think. One year after a training event, participants retain and use only 15% of what they learned! Your training might be engaging, but if participants don't transfer their learning to the workplace, your efforts will be wasted.Why is your training so forgettable'and what can you do to fix it? According to training master Bob Pike, two of the most important learning concepts are "primacy" and "recency." People don't remember middles-they remember beginnings (primacy) and Ands (recency). Many trainers already use primacy to their advantage. They start training sessions memorably with a rousing icebreaker, or with a spirited overview of what's to follow.But you're probably letting the Ands slip through your fingers. Some trainers conclude training sessions by looking at their watches and saying, "Oh, time's up! Goodbye!" By trailing off with a whisper, you're missing an opportunity to reinforce your training. You're helping your participants to forget everything you've taught them. And you're ensuring that your participants won't transfer their learning to the workplace.Stop this brain drain by Anding with a bang! This invaluable book is packed with practical closers. Each activity lists the necessary time and equipment, a suggested group size, and an intAnded purpose, so you can choose one that's just right for your needs. Solem and Pike show you all the essentials, and preparation is quick and easy. So little time to invest for such a HUGE payoff! This book is training dynamite: make it your secret weapon today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787939717
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

LYNN SOLEM, an inductee into the United Nations Women's Hall of Fame, is a senior trainer at Creative Training Techniques International (CTTI). BOB PIKE, the founder and president of CTTI, has the most trusted, most recognized name in the area of training-the-trainer.

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Table of Contents


A to Z Review.

Aspirin / Seltzer.

Barrier Ballons I.

Barrier Balloons II.

Barrier Balloons III.

Breaking Barriers I.

Breaking Barriers II.

Candy Bar Paragraphs I.

Candy Bar Paragraphs II.

Colored Dots.

Consulting Envelopes.

Create a Quiz.

Crossword Puzzle.

Crossword Puzzle Race.

CTT Quilt.

Envelopes on the Wall.

Flying Missiles.

Foam Toys.

Gallery Walk.

Geometric Close.


Junk Food Reminder.

Keynote Review.

Laminated Question Cards.

Meis Crumpled Paper.

Multiple Scribes.

Name Tag Close.

Object Lesson.

Partial Mind Map.

Pat on the Back.

Pike's Pop-In's.

Pike's Power Tiles.

Pomp, Circumstance, and Clump.

Reflection Transparencies.



Role Plays.


Secret Support.

See One, Do One, Teach One.

Sixty-Second Commercial.

Skills / Knowledge Grid.

Stump the Participants.

TABB Close.

30 / 60 / 90-Mailback.


Top Ten Reasons to Use This Information.

Transfer Vehicle.

Transparency Teams Present....

Triad Support.

Triad vs. Triad: Hangman.

Window Pane.


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