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The Learning and Development Book: Change the Way You Think About L & D by Mary Stewart, Tricia Emerson

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An Inconvenient Truth: Powerpoint is Not Training

PowerPoint is not training, my friend…

Wait a minute…Al Gore did it. Why can’t I?

In his PowerPoint presentation in An Inconvenient Truth, Gore shows the gruesome realities facing our planet in hopes we will change our behavior. Al Gore raised awareness about a global crisis. But what he did was not training.

PowerPoint is a great tool for delivering information, especially if we have a stellar speaker. PowerPoint alone, however, is information without action.

If you rely on information alone, don’t expect learners to act on what they’ve heard. Don’t expect performance. They need behavior ...

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