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A must have for trainers.

Telling Ain't Training is an essential book for all learning and development professionals. When the first edition of Telling Ain't Training was published in 2002, its practical, learner-focused approach quickly became a favorite with learning and development professionals, as well as school teachers, parents, professors, and anyone else who trains, educates, or instructs. Chock-full of myth-busting research and ready-to-use tools, always delivered in a lighthearted and entertaining style, Telling Ain't Training set new standards for the training industry.

That's a tough act to follow, but the long-awaited new edition of Telling Ain't Training does not disappoint. While it has been updated, expanded and enhanced to reflect almost a decade of progress, fans of the original Telling Ain't Training will be relieved to find that its lively, user-friendly tone has been carefully preserved. In fact, this is a book that faithfully practices what it preaches, engaging the reader from page one and immediately involving them in the first of many try-it-yourself exercises that teach trainers how to avoid telling in favor of more interactive training.

This substantially heftier edition covers everything you must know to be a better trainer, plus:

  • Extensive new chapters covering technology and e-learning
  • More methods for creating terrific learner-centered training sessions
  • Expanded evidence and research to support its approach to adult learning
  • Ways to retrofit your existing training programs and materials
  • Even more in-depth explanations of how the basic principles of adult learning apply
  • An extensive index to make the book more referenceable
  • Additional tools, charts, exercises, illustrations, quizzes, and activities to involve learners.


Notice to customers who have purchased the Beyond Telling Ain't Training Fieldbook: this book, written as a companion to the first edition of Telling Ain't Training, contains references to specific chapters and page numbers in the original edition. If you purchase the second edition of Telling Ain't Training and would like to use your copy of the Beyond Telling Ain't Training Fieldbook as a companion to this new edition, please download the errata sheet, which contains a list of corrected page numbers and chapters corresponding to the new Telling Ain't Training.

Book Details
ISBN: 9781562867010
Pages: 312
Publication Date:
Formats: Paperback, PDF
Product Code: 111109

See ATD Press titles by Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps.

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Praise for This Book
Resident Mad Scientist, The Thiagi Group
Bestselling Author
The first edition of Telling Ain't Training was a terrific contribution to trainers and educators. The new edition adds even more exciting elements. This amazing volume makes learning research so accessible, it is fun to read. A must-have for anyone who cares about building learning and performance effectively.
Vice President, Client Services, Capital Analytics
A brilliantly accessible guide to developing training that works! This book brings the best of current academic thought to the practitioner in a conversational, practical and usable format. The end notes are a phenomenal resource for anyone who wants to dig deeper. Simply superb.
Instructor Development Manager, National Center for Biomedical Research and Training
It is hard to improve on their original, wonderful, training guide, but Stolovitch and Keeps have managed to do just that. This edition of Telling Ain't Training identifies changes organizations must make to meet modern workplace skill and knowledge improvement challenges. The end notes are exceptional. What a treasure trove of scientific and professional resources for additional research and reading! Telling Ain't Training is an essential resource for trainers.
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