BN.com Gift Guide

Show Biz Training: Fun and Effective Business Training Techniques from the Worlds of Stage, Screen and Song / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $12.79   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$12.79
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(2779)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2003 Paperback New We cannot ship to prisons.

Ships from: east moriches, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$15.45
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(57)

Condition: New
LARGE BOOK IS NEW AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. NO MARKINGS AND LIGHT SHELF WEAR. WILL SEND OUT QUICKLY.

Ships from: Altoona, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$28.62
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(2373)

Condition: New
0814471579 This item is brand new. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!

Ships from: ACWORTH, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$28.62
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(2373)

Condition: New
0814471579 This item is brand new. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!

Ships from: ACWORTH, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

"Entertainers and trainers have a lot in common. Both require an audience. Both require a polished, professional delivery. And both must attract -- and keep -- attention. Or else the show is over.

Unlike the audience at a show, training participants are often disinterested and easily distracted. In order to keep them tuned in and help them retain information, trainers are constantly in search of new ways to engage learners. Grounded in the latest adult learning and training theories, Show Biz Training provides creative techniques that use comedy, props, magic, theater, and music, giving readers all the tools they need to perform the many activities found inside. The book uses specific examples and provides step-by-step instructions, resource lists, and worksheets to help trainers support and further learning by engaging emotion, building rapport, creating the proper atmosphere, and crafting lessons out of a host of entertainment-inspired ideas. Packed with fun, original concepts for serious educators, Show Biz Trainingis a highly informative way to set the stage for exciting, effective learning."

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814471579
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Lenn Millbower (Davenport, FL) is an in-demand speaker for professional conferences and the author of Training with a Beat and Cartoons for Trainers. He spent years as an instruction designer for a world-famous entertainment organization located in Orlando, Florida.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

"Overture

Act I -- The Info Fog

Chapter 1. The Distracted Learner

Chapter 2. The World is a Stage

Chapter 3. Let Me Entertain You

Chapter 4. Learnertainment

Act Two -- Lessons from Entertainment

Chapter 5. Lessons from Comedy

Chapter 6. Lessons from Music

Chapter 7. Lessons from Magic

Act Three -- Stageraft

Chapter 8. The Stage

Chapter 9. Props

Chapter 10. The Script

Chapter 11.Rehearsal

Chapter 12. The Performer

Finale"

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2005

    Company Asset

    I bought this book and I must say that it is money well spent. I was given the daunting task of conducting the orientations and meetings at our company. I was challenged to keep people interested on what could very well be boring subject matter, so I bought this book. It has taught me so many techniques on how to keep the new employees interested at the meetings. When I first took the job, I thought that teaching was just another thing, that it really didn¿t matter how it was done. This book proved me wrong, it showed me what teaching was about and I appreciate it for that. I would have to recommend it to anyone. This book has been highly effective and is now an asset to the training program at our company.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2004

    Show Biz and Training = Learning and Fun

    Lenn Millbower will explain show biz techniques to you and how to use them in training. What this means is that you can become a more effective trainer while your participants actually enjoy being trained. By learning the techniques you will be able to develop trainings that are fun and enjoyable for you and your trainees but most importantly that will be remembered by the participants. It is a comprehensive book that covers all aspects of a training session. Filled with examples and resources this is a book that should be in every trainer's library.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2003

    A Great new resource for trainers and educators

    I liked this book! Mr. Millbower does a very competent job of giving trainers many anecdotes and real-world examples of how the human brain functions and processes information. All of which can be directly extrapolated and used in making any trainer's programs more effective. While many of the ideas are akin to training tips I have written about in my own books, I learned quite a few things about how comedy, props, music and many other tools can be integrated to stimulate learners. There are literally hundreds of examples of tools that can be used (e.g. lists of songs that can be tied to training topics)included in the book. In looking at the author's background of entertainment, magic, music and being a long-time Disney employee, I can see where he gets his wealth of knowledge on the subject. This book is helpful to any trainer, especially newer ones. A definite source for any bookshelf!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2003

    An excellent comprehensive guide to make training more enjoyable for all.

    This book is an outstanding resource for all trainers, rookies and veterans alike. The reader is given numerous tips for improving training sessions, yet also learns about the underlying theories for why the techniques work. The concept of learnertainment brings a new perspective on the emerging expectations of workshop participants. I especially liked the product resources, including examples of how to use them in a meaningful way.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)