Praise for Training the Active Training Way
"Wow! What a delightful, fun, easy–to–read–and–use book Training the Active Training Way is. I learned, I enjoyed, and have already put into practice several of Mel Silberman′s tips. If you want to be a great and successful trainer, dive right into this volume...now!
Harold D. Stolovitch, emeritus professor, Université de Montréal and author of Telling Ain′t Training
"I thought I would read this book just long enough to write a witty endorsement. An hour later I found myself in the middle of a remarkable torrent of brilliant ideas, all delivered in a practical and inspiring way. At some point I had changed and was reading because I was convinced the book held great personal value to me it could help me be a better trainer. Mel′s zest for life and training comes through in this delightful, valuable book. This compendium of ideas will inspire you to be a better trainer. It inspired me!"
Elaine Biech, president and managing principal, ebb associates inc, author, Training for Dummies
STRATEGY 1: ENGAGE YOUR PARTICIPANTS FROM THE START.
Tip 1: Give Participants Something to Do Before the Session Formally Begins.
Tip 2: Structure the Initial Social Interactions Among Participants.
Tip 3: Create Icebreakers That Focus Solely on Immediate Learning Involvement.
Tip 4: Enlarge the Pool of Participation at the Very Beginning.
STRATEGY 2: BE A BRAIN–FRIENDLY PRESENTER.
Tip 5: Build Brain Interest in What Is Being Presented.
Tip 6: Help Your Participants Brains to Get It .
Tip 7: Involve Participants Throughout Your Presentation.
Tip 8: Help Participants Save the Presentation in Their Brains.
STRATEGY 3: ENCOURAGE LIVELY AND FOCUSED DISCUSSION.
Tip 9: Engage Participants Before Plunging into the Discussion.
Tip 10: State Effective Questions for Discussion.
Tip 11: Improve the Quality of Discussion Through Participant Preparation.
Tip 12: Alter the Discussion Format.
Tip 13: Facilitate the Flow of Conversation.
STRATEGY 4: URGE PARTICIPANTS TO ASK QUESTIONS.
Tip 14: Help Participants Get Started.
Tip 15: Create the Need for Questions.
Tip 16: Let Participants Know You Expect Questions.
STRATEGY 5: LET YOUR PARTICIPANTS LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.
Tip 17: Choose How You Compose Learning Teams.
Tip 18: Build Learning Teams Before Giving Them Work.
Tip 19: Gradually Immerse Participants in Team Learning.
Tip 20: Use a Variety of Team Learning Activities.
Tip 21: Invite Participants to Teach Each Other.
STRATEGY 6: ENHANCE LEARNING BY EXPERIENCING AND DOING.
Tip 22: Create Experiences That Simulate or Match Reality.
Tip 23: Ask Participants to Reflect on the Experience.
Tip 24: Avoid Monkey See, Monkey Do .
Tip 25: Use Role Play to Develop Verbal Skills.
STRATEGY 7: BLEND IN TECHNOLOGY WISELY.
Tip 26: Transform Active Classroom Strategies into e–Learning.
Tip 27: Use e–Learning to Supplement Classroom Learning.
Tip 28: Use Classroom Sessions to Supplement e–Learning Activities.
STRATEGY 8: MAKE THE END UNFORGETTABLE.
Tip 29: Get Participants to Review What s Been Learned.
Tip 30: Ask Participants to Evaluate Their Accomplishments.
Tip 31: Have Participants Plan for the Future.
Tip 32: Let Participants Celebrate the End.
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