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Stories Trainers Tell

Author : Mary B. Wacker
ISBN : 0787978426
Genre : Business & Economics
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Make challenging concepts more memorable, even unforgettable! "Stories Trainers Tell is full of fun, entertaining, and useful stories that help bring any training alive. Use it and watch people smile and learn!" --Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Whale Done!(TM) Telling stories is a powerful way to make a point, especially when the stories are compelling, well-constructed, and poignant. This book captures thought-provoking stories contributed by trainers, nationally known speakers, consultants, business leaders, educators, and professional storytellers that help make challenging ideas and abstract concepts stick. The stories are organized around major organizational development and training themes, such as leadership, diversity, teamwork, performance and coaching, and customer service. Accompanying each story are tips, debriefing questions, key points, and a follow-up activity to maximize its impact and learning potential. Includes a free CD-ROM with narrative readings of each story! Contributors include: Merrill Anderson, Jean Barbazette, Joe Barnes, Paula Bartholome, Chip Bell, Geoff Bellman, William Austin Boone, Sharon L. Bowman, Karen D. L. Byrson, Chris Clarke-Epstein, Hortencia Delgadillo, Larry English, Marcy Fisher, Suzann Gardner, Joan Gillman, Steve Hanamura, Lunell Haught, Sandra Hoskins, Katherine M. Hudson, David Hutchens, Joan Lloyd, Kate Lutz, Robert McIlree, Maureen G. Mulvaney, Kathy A. Nielsen, Clare Novak, Julie O'Mara, Laura V. Page, Jonathan M. Preston, John Renesch, Shelley R. Robbins, Marcia Ruben, Sheriene Saadati, Edward E. Scannell, L.G. Shanklin-Flowers, Bob Shaver, Doug Stevenson, Ed Tate, Sivasailam 'Thiagi' Thiagarajan, and David Zach.
Category: Business & Economics

Are You Listening

Author : Mary B. Wacker
ISBN : 0787973203
Genre :
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Good communication means understanding that people talk and listen in different ways. Sometimes, to make communication work, you have to ask for what you need, especially when the other person has a different way of talking or listening. This story illustrates the different ways people talk and listen and the obvious effect it has on others. Contributed by Sharon L. Bowman. Important Information to Review Before Making This Download Purchase Before purchasing a Pfeiffer Download, you will need AdobeA(R) AcrobatA(R) ReaderA(R) Software. If you do not already have it installed on your computer, you may download this free software from the Adobe Web site at Adobe.com. All Pfeiffer Downloads that you purchase from this site will come with specific restrictions that allow Pfeiffer to protect the copyrights of its products. Just before completing your purchase, you will be prompted to accept our License Agreement. If you do not accept the parameters of this agreement, your credit card will not be charged and your order will be cancelled.
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Thanks I Ll Do It Myself

Author : Mary B. Wacker
ISBN : 0787973211
Genre : Business & Economics
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A common problem among leaders and managers is the inability to delegate?not being willing to let go of control. Often times these individuals think that other people cannot do it as well as they can themselves. This story highlights how that type of behavior can impact new employees. It also illustrates how a leaders? or managers? blind spots can have a powerful effect on employee behavior. Contributed by Marcia Ruben. Important Information to Review Before Making This Download Purchase Before purchasing a Pfeiffer Download, you will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® Software. If you do not already have it installed on your computer, you may download this free software from the Adobe Web site at Adobe.com. All Pfeiffer Downloads that you purchase from this site will come with specific restrictions that allow Pfeiffer to protect the copyrights of its products. Just before completing your purchase, you will be prompted to accept our License Agreement. If you do not accept the parameters of this agreement, your credit card will not be charged and your order will be cancelled.
Category: Business & Economics

Tell Me A Story

Author : Elaine T. Cullen
ISBN : PSU:000056856682
Genre : Reference
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This Report of Investigations describes the theoretical frameworks that were used, the process that was developed to produce the videos, and the results of the evaluations as to whether or not they were effective in training new and experienced miners.
Category: Reference

Tales For Trainers

Author : Margaret Parkin
ISBN : 9780749460075
Genre : Business & Economics
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A concise guide to using stories, anecdotes, metaphors and poety in training and development, Tales for Trainers is packed with ideas to give training more impact. Beginning by setting the use of stories in learning on a sound theoretical footing, the book goes on to include sample stories that trainers can use to read out loud. The author provides 50 tales that will immediately help trainers, managers, educators and coaches to reinforce key messages or stimulate fresh thinking.Proven to work in a variety or training environments, the stories range from ones written specifically by the author to carefully selected extracts from literature. They both work brilliantly as an aid to learning. The book also includes a detailed matrix to show which tales can be effectively used to promote particular actions or concepts.
Category: Business & Economics

The Ten Minute Trainer

Author : Sharon L. Bowman
ISBN : 9781118046661
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 87.70 MB
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Discover more than one hundred of Sharon Bowman's training-room-proven exercises and activities -- many derived from the high-impact strategies of NLP and Accelerated Learning -- and reduce delivery time, increase retention and improve knowledge and skill transfer. These back-pocket activities are easy, quick, topic-related, and fun, and you can draw on with a minimum of preparation. The Ten-Minute Trainer features a variety of exercises, ranging from one to ten minutes in length, and provides content-specific exercises as well as activities for transitioning between topics and gauging understanding. You'll find a useful answer section that explains the brain research behind the book and a special section on learning styles that ties in with the philosophy of "learn it fast and make it last." Order your copy of this effective resource today!
Category: Business & Economics

The Story Factor

Author : Annette Simmons
ISBN : 9780786736560
Genre : Business & Economics
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This modern classic teaches you to use the art of storytelling to persuade, motivate, and inspire in life and business Anyone seeking to influence others must first know their own story, and how to tell it properly. Whether you're proposing a risky new venture, trying to close a deal, or leading a charge against injustice, you have a story to tell. Tell it well and you will create a shared experience with your listeners that can have profound results. In this modern classic, Annette Simmons reminds us that the oldest tool of influence is also the most powerful. Showcasing over a hundred examples of effective storytelling drawn from the front lines of business and government, as well as myths, fables, and parables form around the world, Simmons illustrates how story can be used to persuade, motivate, and inspire in ways that cold facts, bullets points, and directives can't. These stories, combined with practical storytelling techniques, show anyone how to become a more effective communicator and achieve their goals.
Category: Business & Economics

More Tales For Trainers

Author : Margaret Parkin
ISBN : 9780749460860
Genre : Business & Economics
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In More Tales for Trainers, Margaret Parkin presents a further 50 stories, anecdotes, metaphors and poetry, which any trainer or manager can readily use to encourage and engage learners. Beginning by setting the use of stories in learning on a sound theoretical footing, the book goes on to include sample stories that trainers can use to address a number of learning and development needs. The stories cover all the key areas in organizational training, including: leadership, communication and change.
Category: Business & Economics

Wake Me Up When The Data Is Over

Author : Lori L. Silverman
ISBN : 9780787982706
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 72.93 MB
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This book includes real–life examples from over 70 respected organizations, small and large, representing a multitude of industries using stories to drive results. Leaders from organizations such as Microsoft, Lands’ End, Verizon, U.S. Air Force, and World Vision demonstrate the strong positive influence stories can have. No abstract theories or platitudes are conveyed here. The book spells out how Kevin Roberts, CEO worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, achieved sustained sales growth after several mergers and downsizings caused the organization to fall on hard times. It also shows how Erik Shaw, president and CEO of FivePoint Federal Credit Union, overcame resistance to an organizational name change, resulting in membership growth exceeding the national average.
Category: Business & Economics

Stories Grandparents Tell About Their Grandchildren

Author : Bill Adler
ISBN : 9780062030986
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Stories Grandparents Tell About Their Grandchildren is a touching and humorous collection of anecdotes and memories from grandparents about their grandchildren. From the pranks and charm of small tots to the adventures and achievements of older grandchildren, these stories are sure to strike a familiar chord in anyone who is -- or has -- a grandparent. Both personal and universal, this collection is about real life and the challenges and wonders of the world we live in. Most of all, there are no unhappy endings: grandparents know all about persevering and overcorming, and the common thread throughout their stories is their affirmation of life. Stories Grandparents Tell About Their Grandchildren is a perfect read for every matriarch and patriarch in your family, and for the people who love them.
Category: Family & Relationships

Retreats That Work

Author : Merianne Liteman
ISBN : 9781118429488
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 77.28 MB
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Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded andupdated version contains forty-seven new activities, moreinformation about how to design and lead retreats, and additionalsuggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROMallows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders,duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises. Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the firsttime or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resourceprovides: Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of testedexercises. Insight into establishing effective working relationships withclients. Information on what to include in your retreat designs. Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and playan active role. Tools for managing conflict. Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changingcourse when necessary. Strategies for developing and implementing action plans. Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train ontrack. Order your copy of this practical guide today!
Category: Business & Economics

Living Proof

Author : John Capecci
ISBN : 0983870306
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first comprehensive guide to telling a personal story as an advocate or spokesperson for a cause or organization.
Category: Business & Economics

William Tell And Other Stories

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ISBN : 0194243389
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This series provides reading and learning at four language levels through a range of integrated activities designed to develop reading skills, consolidate vocabulary, and offer personalized project work.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Tell Tales

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781784623432
Genre : Fiction
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Every person has a tale to tell, a short story in them, a glimpse into someone else’s life and the things that have happened to them. Everyone has a voice, but not everyone has the courage to use it, to tell their tales with honesty and conviction. We found our voices over coffee and treats at Libby’s in Marple Bridge one dismal Wednesday morning in January. An idea was formed when a group of like-minded women friends decided to try to write some of these stories down to raise money for The Christie Hospital in Manchester. None of us has made any money from the writing of these stories. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? The first part, perhaps the most difficult part, was finding what to write about, experimenting with rhythm, style, tone and words to express our stories in a way we hoped would be of interest to someone else. But as our confidence increased and we bounced stories and ideas around between each other, writing and rewriting, we discovered that we liked the sound of our own voices! So, here are our offerings. We hope you will enjoy them, read them and hopefully, return to them occasionally. We hope to entertain you and to make you reflect on your own lives and experiences as you share ours. Sally Clegg & Sharon Goddard (Joint Editors) "Fiction is the art of the possible, of making imaginary words real, of being able, if only in a limited word-count, to put this world to rights. The best fiction is challenging and yet familiar, complex and yet sure of itself, able to disrupt or ruffle, but able also to smooth out differences, to restore, to heal. The stories in Tell Tales know a thing or two about the challenges of living and how they are to be overcome by generosity, attention and good faith. The stories, presented here anonymously in a spirit of inclusiveness all too rarely encountered, speak to lives that are knotty and difficult and at times impossible, as all our lives frequently are. They are sharp and clever, funny and kind. So is the project. All proceeds from the sale of this anthology go to the Christie Hospital which does such excellent work in caring for those who most need our care. I am happy to support this book, and I urge you to buy it for yourself and for everyone you know, to take heart from its big heart, and to enjoy it as I have done." Vona Groarke Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing University of Manchester
Category: Fiction

Lead With A Story

Author : Paul Smith
ISBN : 9780814420317
Genre : Business & Economics
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Storytelling has come of age in the business world. Today, many of the most successful companies use storytelling as a leadership tool. At Nike, all senior executives are designated "corporate storytellers." 3M banned bullet points years ago and replaced them with a process of writing "strategic narratives." Procter Gamble hired Hollywood directors to teach its executives storytelling techniques. Some forward-thinking business schools have even added storytelling courses to their management curriculum. The reason for this is simple: Stories have the ability to engage an audience the way logic and bullet points alone never could. Whether you are trying to communicate a vision, sell an idea, or inspire commitment, storytelling is a powerful business tool that can mean the difference between mediocre results and phenomenal success. Lead with a Story contains both ready-to-use stories and how-to guidance for readers looking to craft their own. Designed for a wide variety of business challenges, the book shows how narrative can help: * Define culture and values * Engender creativity and innovation * Foster collaboration and build relationships * Provide coaching and feedback * Lead change * And more Whether in a speech or a memo, communicated to one person or a thousand, storytelling is an essential skill for success. Complete with examples from companies like Kellogg's, Merrill-Lynch, Procter Gamble, National Car Rental, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, and more, this practical resource gives readers the guidance they need to deliver stories to stunning effect.
Category: Business & Economics

We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live

Author : Joan Didion
ISBN : UOM:39015066742670
Genre : Literary Collections
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A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.
Category: Literary Collections

Year 4 Short Stories Teacher S Notes Book 3

Author : Pearson Education
ISBN : 0602308240
Genre :
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Lightning provides: 32 books with 3 levels of differentiation per book; whole texts that provide NLS genre coverage; linked themes across fiction, non-fiction and the wider curriculum; focussed teaching support for each book including comprehension and writing activities; and a teaching and practice CD that provides opportunities for ICT.
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Tell Me A Story

Author : Clare Beswick
ISBN : 9781408112434
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 26.33 MB
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Tell Me a Story helps practitioners to build progression into a favourite part of the day for all children. Matched to the stages of the EYFS. Each page features 'activity boxes' labelled for each age group showing how each area can be approached by children at different stages of development. The format makes it easy to select the level of activity appropriate for each child making these books ideal for groups of mixed ages. When returning to the same areas later the user can choose another activity to support progression and extend learning.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Storytelling And Story Reading In Early Years

Author : Mary Medlicott
ISBN : 9781784506049
Genre : Education
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When a practitioner can tell and read stories well, it is proven to significantly improve young children's early communication and literacy. In this easy-to-read and essential guide, storytelling trainer Mary Medlicott gives professionals the tools to get the best out of oral storytelling and story-reading sessions, with management, performance and language techniques. Included are examples of stories and post-story activities that are most successful with children of ages 2 to 5. Medlicott shows how to prepare for the session, spark children's imagination with props, voices and facial expressions, and encourage empathy with thoughtful use of language and variety. Importantly, she gives practical advice on how to cater for all learning needs, such as children with hearing impairment or learning difficulties, and children who are learning English as a second language.
Category: Education