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The Ten-Minute Trainer: 150 Ways to Teach it Quick and Make it Stick! [Paperback]

Sharon L. Bowman
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Sept. 15 2005 0787974420 978-0787974428 1
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."

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"The Ten-Minute Trainer is an awesome guide for anyone who wants to spark engagement and learning. Its nuggets of wisdom, creative suggestions, and reader-friendly format make it a perfect resource for promoting effective training. Thank you Sharon!"
--Mel Silberman, author, 101 Ways to Make Training Active and Training the Active Training Way

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The Ten-Minute Trainer

Do you want to create a lot of training in a little time? Do you wonder how to involve your learners without wasting their time, or yours? Do you want to use your training time wisely and well?

The Ten-Minute Trainer is just what you need. Written for the busy training professional, this practical, grab-it-and-go book will show you how to design and deliver effective training programs in less time and with increased learner retention. Based on two major concepts—shorter segments of instruction are better than longer ones, and learners remember more when they are involved in the learning—this book provides 150 quick, high-energy ways to involve your learners without sacrificing content. This timely resource will also help you organize your training time so that your learners get the most from your instruction. With The Ten-Minute Trainer as your guide, you will be able to:

  • Choose from 140 "Got a Minute?" activities proven to help learners review, repeat, and remember important information
  • Use 10 short "Take Five!" games to RAP up the learning—Reinforce, Apply, and Practice—so that learning is moved rapidly into long-term memory
  • Soak up ordinarily wasted instructional minutes with 30 Time Sponges such as Quick Starts, Take a Break, and Early to Finish activities
  • Apply 2 powerful instructional tools—the Learning Compass and Training Map—to shorten your training design and delivery time
  • Include 4 "Get a CLUE!" elements to increase motivation and memory
  • Use 5 Power-Hour Training Templates to create a custom training session on any topic, for any size group, and any age learner
  • Change your concept of training time as you use small but mighty seconds and minutes in creative, interesting, and memorable ways
  • Become a more time-efficient training professional and be able to explain the what, why, and how of it all to your training colleagues

Sharon Bowman, a thirty-year veteran teacher and trainer and author of seven popular training and motivation books, welcomes you into her world of fast-paced, shorter-is-better, high-energy, "teach it quick and make it stick" training!

"The Ten-Minute Trainer is an awesome guide for anyone who wants to spark engagement and learning. Its nuggets of wisdom, creative suggestions, and reader-friendly format make it a perfect resource for promoting effective training. Thank you Sharon!"
—Mel Silberman, author, 101 Ways to Make Training Active and Training the Active Training Way


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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book - used for college students May 20 2013
By M Brown
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This is a great method for college students/adult learners. Not sure how you would build an entire year's worth of classes with this methodology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trainer from the middle of the room Nov. 20 2011
By oaeris
Format:Paperback
This book is a very good source of inspiration if you want to create interesting and fun learning experiences. A reference book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The end of boredom as we know it! Aug. 2 2006
By Monica A. Wiant - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you're wondering why your students have that glazed-over look, buy this book!

The book is chock full of ways to make training interactive, engaging, and appeal to all the senses and learning styles. There is just enough neuroscience sprinkled in to offer credibility, but ultimately it is a book about practice and not a dense theoretical tome.

True to its title, The Ten-Minute Trainer is broken into easily readable pieces, which is perfect for readers with a tight schedule or ADD tendencies.

I summarized the thesis of the book into a 30-minute class for my Training department (using 7 of Bowman's presentation techniques) and my colleagues are still talking about my presentation 6 weeks later. Usually, these types of presentations go in one ear and out the other. This time, I actually found a topic - and presentation method - and made it stick!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the trainer's "Bible"! April 1 2007
By A. Perry - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Regardless of your time in the training position, this book is a MUST HAVE. If you are new to the position, there are quick tips and tricks to get you started on the path to active learning for your audience. If you are an experienced trainer, soak in the chapters on the "why" behind the activities. Sharon's approach is not only easy for the facilitator, but, more importantly, rewarding for the learners. Pay close attention to the variations on each of the techniques, and you will never run out of material. As a corporate trainer with an education degree, this book showed me exactly what I didn't know, as well as what my learners were missing out on! Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and Easy Ways to Break Up a Lecture! Sept. 28 2005
By Deborah Laurel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Dave Meier, the director of the Center for Creative Learning, and Sharon Bowman's mentor, must be very proud. The Ten-Minute Trainer is chock full of quick wonderfully imaginative ways to engage learners that work beautifully in all types of training sessions. Need to break up a lecture with limited time to spare? Sharon offers 1-minute, 5-minute, and 10-minute accelerated learning techniques that also address the needs of the kinesthetic learner, who is often the most difficult to satisfy in a classroom. I've used learner-centered experiential training techniques for over thirty years and cannot believe how easy it is to incorporate her techniques! My personal favorites include the time sponge, pop-up, grab the spoon, mark up, and the walkabout. I've already used them and my participants love them! Every lecturer and trainer should keep this book handy!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She preaches what she practices Dec 16 2005
By Bob Swackhamer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Anyone lucky enough to participate in a Sharon Bowman training session has witnessed a gracious, high energy, interactive and highly effective discussion leader. She explains to you how she trains, and then demonstrates. Her new book, "The Ten Minute Trainer" is a deja vous experience, plus more. It also serves as a well organized reference book to provide new ideas each time you need a spark for your training. Her approach to training is at the other end of the "death by Power Point" spectrum. This book is highly recommended if you want to light a fire under your training classes.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, helpful and usable Aug. 17 2006
By S. Parkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As owner of PICKS Training & Consulting, I'm always looking for effective materials to help me train - and to teach others to train. This book actually transformed the way I develop my training programs and gave me numerous new training concepts to improve the product I deliver to my clients. If you are a trainer, a teacher, a coach or a supervisor of people to whom you give instruction, get this book now.
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