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50 Creative Training Openers and Energizers: Innovative Ways to Start Your Training with a Bang! / Edition 1

50 Creative Training Openers and Energizers: Innovative Ways to Start Your Training with a Bang! / Edition 1

by Bob Pike, Lynn Solem


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Open your next training session with a BANG!

One of the hardest tasks you'll face as a trainer is pullingparticipants' thoughts away their daily duties long enough toengage them in your training. According to training master BobPike, two of the most important learning concepts are "primacy" and"recency." People don't remember middles; they remember beginnings("primacy") and ends ("recency"). That's why, if you want yourtraining to be a success, you have to gain their attention as soonas they walk in the door.

Following up on the success of 50 Creative Training Closers, themost trusted and recognized names in training bring you 50 CreativeTraining Openers and Energizers. These lively, interactive sessionopeners, ice breakers, and attention grabbers are what you need toinspire continued application, learning, and skill development. Andyou don't have to be a professional trainer to use thiscollection—business presenters and educators of all kinds canimmediately incorporate these creative designs into their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787953034
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

BOB PIKE, CSP, CPAE, has been a pioneer in the HRD industry since 1969. Pike has well earned his reputation as the "trainer's trainer." He is founder and president of Creative Training Techniques International, Inc. A prolific author, Pike has written or edited over 20 books, seminars, and training videos. He is the editor of the popular Creative Training Techniques Newsletter. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. LYNN SOLEM was a senior trainer at Creative Training Techniques International, Inc. and an inductee into the United Nations Women's Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Matrix of Activities.



Banana Split.

Business Card Introduction.

Choose Five.


Customized License Plates.

Couble Circles.

Dreams and Nightmares.

Excess Baggage.

Eye Opener.

Five People.

Five Trails.* Four C's.

Four-Quadrant Name Tent.

Gift Opener.

Group Mulling.

Hail to the Chief.

Hands Full.

Human Scavenger Hunt.

Interview the Trainer.

The "Intro" You Deserve.

Key Questions.* Let's Get Acquainted.

Let's Share.


M & M's.

Metaphor Opener.

Musical Teams.

My Hopes.

My Life As a TV Show.

Name Tent Anchor.* Name Tent for Class "Ownership."* Name Tent Interview.* Name Tent Spoof.* Name Tent Visual.


Other Half Interview.* Personalized Coat of Arms.

Playing Card Introduction.

Ragged Start.

Random Numbers.

Silly Hats.

Silly Sentences.

Six "H" Name Tent.* Striptease.* Things You Carry.

To Be a Success.

"Tomorrow I'm Going to...."

Toothpicks Confessions.

Twenty Questions.

Two, Three, and Four Things.

Uniqueness and Commonalities.

Unusual Props.

Unusual Request.

Vote Your Priorities.

What Can You Do with It?

What Would Your Best Friend Say?

What's Your Line?

What's Your Role?

Worst Day Ever.

Write a Commercial.

About the Author.

*Bonus openers.

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