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50 Creative Training Closers: Innovative Ways to End Your Training with IMPACT! Paperback – February 20, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0787939717 ISBN-10: 0787939714 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Pfeiffer; 1 edition (February 20, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787939714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787939717
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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They'll Forget You as Soon as They Walk out the Door?unless you make your training memorable. This essential resource is your way to make your mark. Fifty ways to close your training sessions and presentations so they won't forget you?or your training.People forget your training faster than you think. One year after a training event, participants retain and use only 15% of what they learned! Your training might be engaging, but if participants don't transfer their learning to the workplace, your efforts will be wasted.Why is your training so forgettable?and what can you do to fix it? According to training master Bob Pike, two of the most important learning concepts are "primacy" and "recency." People don't remember middles?they remember beginnings (primacy) and Ands (recency). Many trainers already use primacy to their advantage. They start training sessions memorably with a rousing icebreaker, or with a spirited overview of what's to follow.But you're probably letting the Ands slip through your fingers. Some trainers conclude training sessions by looking at their watches and saying, "Oh, time's up! Goodbye!" By trailing off with a whisper, you're missing an opportunity to reinforce your training. You're helping your participants to forget everything you've taught them. And you're ensuring that your participants won't transfer their learning to the workplace.Stop this brain drain by Anding with a bang! This invaluable book is packed with practical closers. Each activity lists the necessary time and equipment, a suggested group size, and an intAnded purpose, so you can choose one that's just right for your needs. Solem and Pike show you all the essentials, and preparation is quick and easy. So little time to invest for such a HUGE payoff! This book is training dynamite: make it your secret weapon today.

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They?ll Forget You as Soon as They Walk out the Door?

unless you make your training memorable. This essential resource is your way to make your mark. Fifty ways to close your training sessions and presentations so they won?t forget you?or your training.

People forget your training faster than you think. One year after a training event, participants retain and use only 15% of what they learned! Your training might be engaging, but if participants don?t transfer their learning to the workplace, your efforts will be wasted.

Why is your training so forgettable?and what can you do to fix it? According to training master Bob Pike, two of the most important learning concepts are "primacy" and "recency." People don?t remember middles?they remember beginnings (primacy) and ends (recency). Many trainers already use primacy to their advantage. They start training sessions memorably with a rousing icebreaker, or with a spirited overview of what?s to follow.

But you?re probably letting the ends slip through your fingers. Some trainers conclude training sessions by looking at their watches and saying, "Oh, time?s up! Goodbye!" By trailing off with a whisper, you?re missing an opportunity to reinforce your training. You?re helping your participants to forget everything you?ve taught them. And you?re ensuring that your participants won?t transfer their learning to the workplace.

Stop this brain drain by ending with a bang! This invaluable book is packed with practical closers. Each activity lists the necessary time and equipment, a suggested group size, and an intended purpose, so you can choose one that?s just right for your needs. Solem and Pike show you all the essentials, and preparation is quick and easy. So little time to invest for such a HUGE payoff! This book is training dynamite: make it your secret weapon today.


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Les Lauber on September 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Lynn Solem and Bob Pike teamed up to present 50 of the best closers they found and used in their Creative Training Techniques Workshops. Trainers looking for ways to end their sessions on a high note will find lots of opportunity lurking between the covers of this book.
Each activity is coded for its use in one or more of four categories: Review Content; Action Planning; Celebration; Motivation. The instructions for each activity are clearly laid out, listing the activity's Source, Objective, Class Length, Appropriate Audience, Group Size, Amount of Time to allow for the activity, Equipment required, and the activity Process.
I have used nearly half of these closers at one time or another, and each one has hit its mark--even when I have been afraid the activity was going south for a few minutes! The A to Z review is one of my favourites for coming back to a group after a lunch or evening break. Colored Dots is a splendid technique for giving the participants a chance to commit to using the learning points on the job. Consulting Envelopes works well for both review and real-world problem-solving, and after trying the Geometric Close about four weeks ago I cannot imagine why I did not use it earlier. Trainers looking for creative ways to have participants reviewing material--enthusiastically--will find this book a useful tool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Boensch on August 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is the most valuable book in my training library. It offers memorable and positive closures for any training. I recently used Name Tag Closure for a weekend long training. The participants loved it! As an added bonus, they told me it made a great icebreaker at the beginning of the training. This activity help them remain focused as they helped each other "find" the answer to their questions. It also worked as a great review at the end of a very long training.
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By A Customer on August 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book offers very easy to implement closers that can not only be quick and fun, but of course do what closers should do - reinforce learning. Some are certainly just for fun and when there is brain overload, those also have their benefit. As most of Pike's books, this is certainly a good one to have in your library.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By old time on August 10, 2010
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You would think for the price that this would be a valuable book. DO NOT waste your money. The ideas are just not very good. If you've been doing training for any length of time, you've seen them all.
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