What Great Trainers Do

The Ultimate Guide to Delivering Engaging and Effective Learning

 What Great Trainers Do

Authors: Robert Bolton, Dorothy Grover Bolton
Pub Date: December 2015
Print Edition: $45.00
Print ISBN: 9780814420065
Page Count: 304
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814420072

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Learning magic starts with this definitive book.

Corporate trainers are tasked with an awesome responsibility—helping individuals develop the skills they need to advance their careers and boost their organizations’ bottom lines. It’s a challenging job, but What Great Trainers Do is here to help—providing a proven structure for dynamic workshops along with surefire strategies for blending course content with fluid interaction. Readers will learn how to:

Organize presentations for maximum impact • Use activities to connect participants to the content and each other • Create visual aids that reinforce key points • Fine-tune their delivery • Listen actively and read the group • Address questions and concerns • Make presentations interactive—involving learners early and often • Manage the tough moments • Handle resistance • Use debriefs, demonstrations, and deliberate practice to solidify performance, improve applicability, and make training stick • Adapt the course to fit the participants • Promote positive group process • And much more

Great training doesn’t happen by accident. Accessible and practical, What Great Trainers Do is a one-stop resource for reliable, repeatable learning results.

About the Authors

ROBERT BOLTON, PH.D., AND DOROTHY GROVER BOLTON, ED.M., are known for their expertise in training trainers. They are cofounders of Ridge Associates, a training and consulting firm that serves many Fortune 500 companies, and the authors of several books including the perennially popular People Styles at Work . . . And Beyond.

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