Energize Your Training: Creative Techniques to Engage Your Learners

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Well, now you can. You'll find yourself energized by the variety of ingenious methods you can use to improve your delivery and create an invigorating, memorable, results-focused training program. With Energize Your Training at your fingertips, you can help learners succeed and earn yourself a reputation for effective teaching with "never a dull moment."

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Overview

Well, now you can. You'll find yourself energized by the variety of ingenious methods you can use to improve your delivery and create an invigorating, memorable, results-focused training program. With Energize Your Training at your fingertips, you can help learners succeed and earn yourself a reputation for effective teaching with "never a dull moment."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562866938
  • Publisher: American Society for Training & Development
  • Publication date: 6/16/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 642,247
  • Product dimensions: 8.19 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Assessing and Addressing Learners' Needs 9

5 Suggestions for Identifying Learner Needs 9

13 Methods for Giving Learners What They Want or Need 13

10 Ways to Address Learner Expectations 17

Chapter 2 Creating Memorable Events 23

9 Approaches to Building Powerful Learning Events 23

6 Important Scheduling Considerations 27

14 Creative Ideas for Saving Classroom Time 31

Chapter 3 Developing Powerful Learning Aids 35

6 Techniques for Using Low-Tech Training Aids 35

14 Creative Ways to Work with Flip Charts 38

7 Tips for Designing Stimulating Handouts 43

6 Ideas for Boosting the Power of Slides 49

9 Suggestions for Training with Video Clips 53

Chapter 4 Creating a Stimulating Environment 59

4 Ways to Organize Your Room for Maximum Effectiveness 59

12 Tips for Adding Color to a Room 63

9 Approaches to Using Music in Training 67

8 Creative Ways to Enhance the Learning Environment 70

Chapter 5 Starting with a Bang! 75

4 Tricks for Using Novelty to Introduce Yourself and Your Topic 75

7 Tips for Facilitating Learner Interaction 80

8 Tactics for Gaining and Holding Learner's Attention 85

Chapter 6 Connecting with Learners 89

8 Strategies for Building Trust with Learners 89

9 Tactics for Effective Verbal Communication 93

10 Techniques for Harnessing Powerful Nonverbal Cues 96

16 Means of Using Questioning Effectively 100

11 Strategies for Providing Feedback to Learners 105

Chapter 7 Getting Learners' Brains in Gear 111

12 Ways to Aid Information Processing 111

22 Strategies for Tapping into Learning Modalities 116

8 Strategies for Tapping Various Intelligences 126

Chapter 8 Engaging Your Learners 133

7 Ways to Get Learners Involved in the Action 133

12 Tips for Using Energizers to Stimulate Learners 136

13 Strategies for Adding Props to Your Presentation 139

Chapter 9 Keeping It Positive 145

8 Strategies for Making a Positive First Impression 145

7 Approaches for Demonstrating a Positive Attitude 149

6 Ways to Create a Positive Atmosphere 152

6 Means of Closing Sessions on a Positive Note 155

Chapter 10 Managing Unique Groups and Individuals 159

5 Strategies for Dealing with New Generations of Learners 160

9 Strategies for Communicating with Cross-Cultural Learners 162

5 Ways to Assist Learners with Special Needs 165

6 Techniques to Engage Quiet Learners 167

5 Means of Restraining Class Clowns 170

6 Tips for Quieting Chatty Learners 171

7 Tactics for Handling Experts or Know-It-Alls 174

5 Methods of Handling Inconsiderate Learners 177

7 Procedures for Dealing with Domineering Learners 178

5 Strategies for Working with Mature Learners 181

Chapter 11 Reinforcing Learning Through Review and Repetition 185

4 Ideas for Reviewing Key Learning Concepts 186

8 Activities That Use Props for Content Review 188

4 Ways to Validate Learning and Close the Session 191

Chapter 12 Transferring Learning to the Job 195

12 Strategies That Lead to Learning Transfer 195

10 Methods for Enhancing Learning Transfer 200

12 Ways to Involve Supervisors in the Learning Transfer Process 204

9 Techniques That Reinforce Learning on the Job 208

Chapter 13 Evaluating Training Results 211

8 Ways to Monitor Learners' Feelings During Training 211

5 Options for Tracking Learners' Progress 216

Appendix A Applying Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Theory of Motivation to Training 219

Appendix B Creative Strategies for Selecting Volunteers 223

Appendix C Creatively Grouping Participants 227

Resources 233

About the Author 237

Index 239

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