Sometimes showing is much more effective than telling. Almost every teacher or trainer has at some time thought a particular scene would make a great learning point in a program. Over the years, I ve used a number of movie clips in a variety of training programs. Why? Because Hollywood has more money to spend on movies and usually has better actors than we can afford in corporate training videos. When I was doing a program for the Defense Security Institute, I used a clip from Beverly Hills Cop where Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) climbs the fence of a bonded warehouse. When accosted, Axel turns the situation around and soon has everyone opening doors, files, and just about everything else. It was a perfect five-minute clip to have the defense contractors divided into two groups one looking for protocols that were violated and the other looking for the procedures that were violated. Participants watched with a different focus, and the ensuing discussion drove home a variety of learning points much more quickly than any other method I could have chosen. In her book 101 Movie Clips that Teach and Train, Becky Pluth has located poignant and relevant clips, suggested different content areas, and provided discussion questions to insure there is transfer from simple entertainment value to practical learning points that reinforce your training topics. --Bob Pike CSP, CPAE
Utilizing poignant movie scenes that cover content quickly, Becky helps trainers grab classroom interest immediately. She then follows it up with questions that garner solid discussion and ably teach topics in a memorable way. The only thing missing from this great selection of movie clips to liven up your training sessions is the popcorn! --Kevin Condrin, Director of Professional Education Sales & Marketing Karl Storz Endoscopy America
All teachers face a daily battle between the desire to create and facilitate innovative lessons and lack of time. This book provides them with a powerful weapon. With it, teachers can provide students with aha moments while foregoing burdensome prep time. The 101 clips and accompanying questions provide ready-made creative, multimedia lessons. --Sara K. Davis, PhD Manager, Education Resource Development USA TODAY
About the Author
Becky is a training professional with a decade of cross-functional design and delivery impact in training, project management and business operations. A trained educator, she expanded into corporate training after completing her masters degree in teaching and learning. Responsible for overseeing the training department for Event Think, a multi-million dollar event management and communications company, she served Fortune 500 companies. With 15 years exposure to Bob Pike s Creative Training Techniques (CTT), she easily employs a participant-centered approach to classroom training, one-on-one training and blended e-learning. Becky infused CTT into all of her design and development while working as a corporate trainer for Target Corporation. Programs she has particularly enjoyed designing and delivering include strategic planning, organizational-change management, sales training, train-the-trainer programs, new hire enculturation, systems training, and leadership and team development. Becky s charismatic personality and facilitation style place participants at ease, and she empowers each learner to leave their training setting and immediately put their insights into action. Sustainable, practical change and strong adult learning principles in practice are her focus. Her participants appreciate her fun spirit and ability to create a sense of belonging. Her methods are transferable, immediately applicable and highly effective. A partial list of her clients include: Intel North America, Intel South America, NEC, Hewlett Packard, Kimberly Clark, Marshall Field s, Club Med, Target Corporation, Microsoft, Sepracor, Tampa Electric, Uline, Cisco Systems, T-Mobile, Kellogg s, and AAA.