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Dealing with difficult participants : 127 practical strategies for minimizing resistance and maximizing results in your presentations
Pike, Robert W.
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer ; Minneapolis : Creative Training Techniques Press, [1997]

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ix, 114 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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If you deal with difficult participants in your training sessions, you know the destructive effect they can have on their own learning, as well as on the group's learning process. This helpful guide book provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to deal with almost any difficult participant.

You'll learn first how to identify the types of difficult participants, and then how to decide which technique (127 in all) is best suited for dealing with that individual. Finally, you'll learn the steps of each technique and how to achieve maximum results.

Learn to deal with "difficult participant" types such as:
* The Latecomer
* The Preoccupied
* The Introvert
* The Domineering . . . and more!

Don't let difficult participants get the best of you. Maximize the learning potential in all your training sessions with Dealing with Difficult Participants!

Author Notes

BOB PIKE, has developed and implemented training programs for business, industry, government and the professions since 1969. As president of Creative Training Techniques International, Inc., and publisher of Creative Training Techniques Press, Bob leads sessions over 150 days per year covering topics of leadership, attitudes, motivation, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, personal and organizational effectiveness, conflict managemtent, team-building, and managerial productivity. More than 60,000 trainers have attAnded the Creative Training Techniques workshop. As a consultant, Bob has worked with such organizations as Pfizer, UpJohn, Caesar Boardwalk Regency, Exhibitor Magazine, Hallmark Cards, and IBM.Over the years Bob has contributed to magazines like Training, The Personal Administrator and The Self-Development Journal. He is editor of the Creative Training Techniques Newsletter and is author of The Creative Training Techniques Handbook and Improving Managerial Productivity. DAVE ARCH is a senior trainer for Bob Pike's Creative Training Techniques International, Inc. He has authored all three books in the Tricks for Trainers Resource Library including Tricks for Trainers, Volume I & II as well as First Impressions/Lasting Impressions. In addition, Dave travels for Creative Training Techniques to over twenty cities in the United States each year presenting the seminar, Techniques and Tricks. For two days he leads trainers through an experience of 119 attention management techniques as found in his books.Dave has literally pioneered the use of magic in training. Since 1982, magic has proven itself an effective communication tool for groups as diverse as hospital CEOs to sales representatives to banking administrators. Combining a ten-year background in personal and family counseling with a professional expertise in magic, Dave travels from his home in Omaha, Nebraska, to present his unique presentations before some 25,000 people each year in both corporate and conference settings.

Table of Contents

Research Writing
Writing a Training Map
Writing the Detailed Design
Writing Learning Activities
Writing Handouts and Training Materials
Writing Videoscripts
Writing Evaluations and Measurements
Supervising Writers of Training Materials