Games Trainers Play

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Get any training session off the ground fast or jumpstart one whenever it lags with the more than 400 proven activities in the bestselling Games Trainers Play series. Their names may range from ''Tombstone Planning'' to ''The 'Nobel' Prize Winner,'' but these brilliant offbeat, unexpected, disarming, fully reproducible games have one serious mission: to coax even the most reluctant groups to talk, laugh, think, and work together. Page after page of fun, easy-to-plant tearout exercises help you: break ...

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Overview

Get any training session off the ground fast or jumpstart one whenever it lags with the more than 400 proven activities in the bestselling Games Trainers Play series. Their names may range from ''Tombstone Planning'' to ''The 'Nobel' Prize Winner,'' but these brilliant offbeat, unexpected, disarming, fully reproducible games have one serious mission: to coax even the most reluctant groups to talk, laugh, think, and work together. Page after page of fun, easy-to-plant tearout exercises help you: break the ice and get particpants acquainted; shake up outworn habits and perceptions; challenge with thought-provoking brainteasers; test learning and retention; develop communication and listening skills; bring out and involve particpant-leaders; win back lethargic, distracted, low-energy groups; encourage creative problem-solving; boost or reinforce a group's self-image; forge cohesive work teams that value group effort; facilitate transfer of training to the job.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070464087
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/1980
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Training Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 237,051
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Table of Contents

Publisher's Note ..... x
Preface ..... x
Introduction ..... x
Section I. Conference Leadership
The Advance Letter ..... 3
Roles of a Trainer ..... 5
Thought Page ..... 9
Graffiti Feedback Boards ..... 13
Group Movement ..... 15
The Art of Seeking Good Questions ..... 17
Instructional Objectives ..... 19
Swap Shop ..... 23
Goal Setting/Action Planning ..... 25
Pick Your Boss/Subordinate ..... 27
Playing Detective ..... 29
Knowing vs. Doing ..... 31
Idea Exchange ..... 35
Section II. Climate Setting and Icebreakers
Getting Acquainted ..... 39
Getting Acquainted ..... 41
Camouflage for a Departure ..... 43
The Mystery Person ..... 45
Bingo Game ..... 47
Scavenger Hunt ..... 51
Trainee Pictures ..... 53
Introduction by Association ..... 55
Who Are You? ..... 59
Preconceived Ideas and Fears ..... 59
Roles of a Good Trainee ..... 61
ESP Ice-Breaker ..... 65
The National Trainers' Test ..... 67
The Dollar Exchange/Idea Exchange ..... 69
The Pike (Hot Stove) Syndrome ..... 71
The Zen Koan (A Cup of Tea) ..... 73
Brainteasers ..... 75
The Argument of Obviousness ..... 79
Section III. Presentation
Overcoming Trainer Fears ..... 83
Waiting to Get Started ..... 89
The Dumb Joke ..... 91
The Torn Shirt ..... 93
Five Easy Questions ..... 95
Table Topics ..... 97
Handling Objections in Sales Training ..... 99
Thinking on Your Feet ..... 101
Section IV. Methods
The "66" Technique ..... 105
Nominal Group Technique ..... 107
Brainstorming ..... 109
Delphi Decision Making ..... 111
Section V. Motivation
Motivation Exercise ..... 115
Positive Reinforcement for the Trainees ..... 117
Competing for Dollars ..... 119
Who Do People Want from Their Jobs? ..... 121
Section VI. Self-Concept
Accentuate the Positive ..... 127
Positive Self-Concept ..... 129
Providing Positive Feedback ..... 131
Time to Share ..... 133
Section VII. Learning
Patterns of Learning ..... 137
Consciousness and Competence ..... 141
The Trainer's Mirror ..... 145
The Power of Positive Suggestion ..... 149
The Little Boy ..... 151
The Number Game ..... 153
Learning Curve ..... 157
Hand Clasp ..... 161
Arm Folding Exercise ..... 163
Recall: Retention of the Brain ..... 165
Memory Exercise: Learning Numbers ..... 167
Memory Exercise: Key Words ..... 169
Film Recaps ..... 171
Section VIII. Communication
"Let's Talk" ..... 175
A Nonverbal Introduction ..... 177
Hand to Chin Exercise ..... 179
Preconceived Notion ..... 181
The Coat ..... 185
One- and Two-Way Communication ..... 187
The Aardvark ..... 191
Reading Exercise ..... 195
Arithmetic Test ..... 199
Section IX. Listening
Listening and Following Directions ..... 205
Listening Exercise ..... 209
Following Oral Directions ..... 213
Transmitting Information ..... 217
Listening Test: Riddles ..... 219
Section X. Perception
Mismatched Job Perceptions ..... 225
I'm OK, but Are They? ..... 229
How Observant Are We? ..... 231
Count the F's ..... 233
The Misplaced Dot ..... 237
The Lemon Exchange ..... 241
Old Woman/Young Woman ..... 243
Mind Over Matter ..... 247
Section XI. Problem Solving and Creativity
Golf Ball in the Bag ..... 251
A Piece of Cake ..... 253
The "IX" Exercise ..... 255
The Unseen Square ..... 259
The Farmer's Land Bequest ..... 263
A Person Bought a House ..... 267
The Nine Dots ..... 269
The Sixteen Dots ..... 273
Hidden Squares ..... 277
Section XII. Evaluation
Pretesting Trainees ..... 283
Instant Evaluation Forms ...
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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Great material for trainers and facilitators

    Great ideas for icebreakers, teambuilding exercises and other thought provoking meeting enhancers.

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