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Management & Leadership
  • Author:
    Margaret Parkin
  • ISBN:
    0749460067
  • ISBN13:
    978-0749460068
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  • Publisher:
    Kogan Page; Revised edition (May 1, 2010)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Management & Leadership
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A concise guide to using stories, anecdotes, metaphors and poety in training and development, Tales for Trainers is packed with ideas to give training more impact.

A concise guide to using stories, anecdotes, metaphors and poety in training and development, Tales for Trainers is packed with ideas to give training more impact. Beginning by setting the use of stories in learning on a sound theoretical footing, the book goes on to include sample stories that trainers can use to read out loud. Proven to work in a variety or training environments, the stories range from ones written specifically by the author.

Tales for Trainers is an introduction to using stories, anecdotes and metaphors to give training programs more impact. Beginning by setting the use of stories in learning on a sound theoretical footing. Beginning by setting the use of stories in learning on a sound theoretical footing, the book goes on to include sample stories that trainers can read aloud to groups. The author provides 50 tales that will immediately help trainers, managers, educators and Tales for Trainers is an introduction to using stories, anecdotes and metaphors to give training programs more impact

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A guide to using stories, anecdotes, metaphors and poetry in training and development, Tales for Trainers offers ideas to give training more impact. Proven to work in a variety or training environments, the stories themselves range from ones written specifically by the author to carefully selected extracts from literature.

By: Parkin, Margaret. Publisher: Kogan Page. You are leaving VitalSource and being redirected to Tales for Trainers: Using Stories and Metaphors to Facilitate Learning. eTextbook Return Policy. Print ISBN: 9780749460068, 0749460067. Tales for Trainers is an introduction to using stories, anecdotes, metaphors and poetry to give training programmes more impact. It includes 50 tales that trainers can use in a variety of training such as communication, leadership, and problem-solving.

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Her first two books, "Tales for Trainers" and "Tales for Coaching" are also both published by Kogan Page. Stories take us back to our childhood-to a time when life was simpler and we all looked forward to "story time.

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Tales for Trainers is an introduction to using stories, anecdotes and metaphors to give training programs more impact. Beginning by setting the use of stories in learning on a sound theoretical footing, the book goes on to include sample stories that trainers can read aloud to groups. The author provides 50 tales that will immediately help trainers, managers, educators and coaches to reinforce key messages and stimulate fresh thinking. Proven to work in a variety of training environments the stories themselves range from ones written specifically by the author to carefully selected extracts from literature (everything from Lewis Carol to James Thurber). The linking factor in all of the stories is that they each work brilliantly as an aid to learning.Complete with a detailed matrix showing which tales can effectively be used to promote particular learning concepts (communication, leadership, problem solving, dealing with change, etc), this radical and ground-breaking book is sure to change the way you help others to learn.


NiceOne
Margaret Parkin believes in the calming and engrossing power of stories. Stories take us back to our childhood--to a time when life was simpler and we all looked forward to "story time." She argues that we all share a willingness to listen to lessons in story form and learn from them easily. Trainers should take advantage of these aspects of stories by using storytelling to help people learn. Her book tells us how to do this.

Parkin begins with an historical discussion of stories, myths and metaphors. She likens trainers to professional storytellers of the past. Both need to develop the language and performance skills of professional instructors and entertainers. She then highlights the strengths of the story format for enhancing learning. Stories make abstract information more concrete, assimilate new knowledge with things already known, and provide a structure to organize new learning. Parking outlines the advantages of stories, metaphors and myths for learning, remembering and understanding.

The final sections of the book provide advice for developing readers' storytelling skills. The book includes fifty sample stories, each accompanied by an introduction, a moral and a suggested "reflection" to aid learning. A chart helps readers find stories that match particular messages they want to reinforce during training.

I recommend the first part of the book as thought-provoking about the value of stories to the learning process. The stockpile of stories and "morals" leaves me a little cold. Trainers would be better advised to tell their own stories with integrity and authenticity.
Voodoogore
Storytelling is an ancient method of communicating vital information/knowledge from person to person, generation to generation. Tales for Trainers is an easily read book that invites the reader to reconsider stories as a tool to facilitate the learning process. Parkin provides an overview of storytelling and its purpose throughout the years in teaching, sharing and documenting knowledge/information with audiences/learners. In addition, the author provides an anthology of 50 tales with references for reflection and use. The book is a useful tool to generate ideas that will capture and engage learners.
Of most significance is the guidance that the author provides the reader in developing, analyzing, practicing and delivering the story towards an effective learning experience. The implications that it has for trainers and educators are significant. Learning styles are varied and developing learning experiences to meet the varied styles can be difficult and time consuming. Stories and storytelling demands activity from both sides of the brain and requires learners and storytellers to use the entire brain to process the story and associated lesson. Educators can also use stories to assist their learners in understanding abstract concepts by linking a story that is relevant to their own life experience. In addition, storytelling utilizes assimilation and structurizing to assist the learner in obtaining a more tangible grasp of abstract concepts.
Relating my reading to brain research, the author points out that listening to a story is a very natural method of reducing our brain activity and thus increasing the receptiveness to learning. This effect on the brain should guide educators to use storytelling as a tool that allows the brain to ready itself for new thoughts and ideas. As an educator, it allows me to "set the stage" for learning experiences and shape the learning environment into an inviting, non-threatening opportunity for learners.
"The power of storytelling lies in the fact that in listening to the content, our conscious mind is occupied, leaving our unconscious mind open to directly receive the underlying message or moral. As storytellers, we must be aware of this power, and ensure that the stories we tell have a positive effect on our listeners."(pg. 33)
I would recommend this book for trainers, secondary and post-secondary educators as a resource tool.
Ishnjurus
Margaret Parkin has provided the Training World a fabulous resource! This book is one of my most prized in my possession. Margaret has organized a matrix to locate relevant tales to topics in training (e.g. leadership). Buy this book!
Dave