Telling Ain’t Training Book Review

Why You Should Read This Book

Telling Ain't TrainingIs the purpose of your training to change the behavior of your trainees and to improve workplace performance?  If so, this is the book for you. 

Is your mantra “learner-centered” and “performance-based”?  If not, it should be!  After reading this book I guarantee it will be! 

This learner-centered book is a must-read for anyone designing and delivering training whether a novice or experienced trainer or developer.  I plan to reread it over and over again as a refresher and will definitely use it as a reference. 

The authors, Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps, practice what they preach.  Telling Ain’t Training is fun, engaging, easy to read, and written in plain English.  All terminology and concepts are explained very well.  The book is interactive and keeps the reader engaged by interspersing activities throughout the book.  In addition, there are charts, illustrations, quizzes, worksheets, checklists, planning sheets, scripting sheets, and summaries.

What it Contains

Telling Ain’t Training contains practical information on adult learning principles based on current research in order to improve workplace performance.   This book doesn’t just explain how to train.  It tells what works and why.  Included in the book:

  • Training and learning terminology
  • Adult Learning Principles
  • Types of knowledge
  • How to motivate learners
  • How to improve learner retention
  • How to develop effective training activities
  • How to retrofit current training sessions using the Five-Step Model
  • Brain research
  • Types of Training
  • 25 effective training activities
  • How to assess learners

Where to Order

Order from or the ASTD store.

Publisher: ASTD Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200 pages
Publication Date: 2002
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1-56286-328-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-56286-328-9
SKU: 110211


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