Crash and Learn: 600+ Road-Tested Tips to Keep Audiences Fired Up and Engaged!
From audience motivation, to honing storytelling skills, to the simple act of setting chairs in a room for maximum impact, this book aims to present hundreds of road tested gems of wisdom that help any presenter, trainer, or facilitator become more polished, powerful, and effective.
Paperback, 129 pages
Published January 22nd 2007 by ASTD
(first published 2007)
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Apr 13, 2012 Erin rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Erin by: Jackie Zimmermann
This book was part of a "book club" of sorts at work. Each team member covered a chapter and walked through the techniques covered in their chapter as part of our lunch and learn series. His training techniques are mostly geared toward academic, large group lectures, or week long conferences but he does have some techniques that can be broken down and used in a smaller classroom setting with a shorter time frame.
There are two reasons I read this book. First and foremost, as a preschool teacher, my audience can get hostile pretty quickly, so having some better tricks up my sleeve for presenting information to them in a more interactive way and keeping their attention is pretty intriguing, even if this may seem like off-label usage. I have just completed my first full year of being a teaching assistant, and I have so much to learn. If I could find the time and money to take more trainings on my own, I'd g...more