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Telling Ain't Training, 2nd Edition

Updated, Expanded, Enhanced

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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: June 2011

  • Formats: Paperback, PDF

  • Product Code: 111109

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Errata Sheet


About the Authors
Erica J. Keeps

Erica J. Keeps, CPT, holds a master's degree in educational psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, where she later became a faculty member in the Graduate Business School Executive Education Center.

Harold D. Stolovitch

Harold D. Stolovitch, CPT, is a graduate of both McGill University in Canada and Indiana University in the United States where he completed a doctorate and postdoctoral work in instructional systems technology. With one foot solidly grounded in the academic world and the other in the workplace, he has conducted a large number of research studies and practical projects always aimed at achieving high learning and performance results.

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