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Training in Motion

Book Description

When people are kept from moving—whether they're sitting through a presentation or stuck behind a desk—they become restless and their attention waivers. Yet most training ignores the innate human desire for motion, resulting in participants learning less.

Based on the latest neuroscience research, Training in Motion explains how movement enhances learning and introduces a unique and highly effective way to energize an audience and increase retention through simple body-focused techniques. The book shows readers how to:

Tie lessons to movement to reinforce concepts • Manage learners' physical and emotional states to increase engagement and bolster memory • Use posture, physical gestures, and other movements to command interest • Employ quick physical breaks to efficiently refocus students • Turn lackluster sessions into high-achieving learning environments

Practical, accessible, and packed with activities, this one-of-a-kind book helps readers add a kinesthetic component to their training so that participants stay motivated, and apply what they've learned long after they've left the classroom.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Section 1 The Connection that Moves you
    1. 1 Connecting Movement to a Learning Brain
      1. Making a Connection
      2. Brain Basics
      3. Key Concept
    2. 2 Training with the Brain in Mind
      1. Why Movement Creates Engagement
      2. Eight Brain Principles You Need to Know
      3. Long-Term Memory
      4. The Limits of Memory
      5. Six Long-Term Memory Techniques
      6. The Brain/Body Connection
      7. Implication for Training
      8. Key Concepts
      9. Eight Brain Principles Worksheet
      10. Notes
    3. 3 Applying the Benefits of Movement
      1. Worst of Times
      2. What Trainers Should Do
      3. Learning That Engages
      4. Eight Ways Movement Enhances the Training Process
      5. Attention Span and Training
      6. What Movement Can Accomplish
      7. Four Purposes of Movement in Training
      8. Deciding When to Use Movement
      9. Rest of the Story
      10. Key Concepts
      11. Benefits of Movement Worksheet
      12. Notes
  9. Section 2 Movement Activities for Training
    1. 4 Brain-Break Activities
      1. The Goals of a Brain Break
      2. How Brain Breaks Work
      3. Bridging Engagement Barriers
      4. The Best Time to Use Brain Breaks
      5. 18 Brain-Break Activities
      6. Summary
      7. Key Concepts
      8. 18 Brain-Break Principles Worksheet
      9. Notes
    2. 5 Team-Building Activities
      1. Emotional Connections and Long-Term Memory
      2. 10 Team-Building Activities
      3. Key Concepts
      4. 10 Team-Building Activities Worksheet
      5. Notes
    3. 6 Content-Review Activities
      1. Five Content-Review Activities
      2. Key Concepts
      3. Content-Review Activities Worksheet
  10. Section 3 The Big Picture
    1. 7 The Kinesthetic Presenter
      1. Sensory Experience and Nonverbal Messages
      2. Three Key Kinesthetic Presentation Techniques
      3. Five Hand Habits That Send the Wrong Message
      4. What to Do with Your Hands
      5. How to Be a Confident Kinesthetic Presenter and Trainer
      6. Key Concepts
      7. Kinesthetic Presenter Principles Worksheet
      8. Notes
    2. 8 Why Movement Is a Powerful Learning Tool
      1. The Body Is an Efficient Learning Tool
      2. Education and Training
      3. Other Benefits of Movement: Corporate Wellness
      4. Notes
  11. Appendixes
    1. 1 Glossary
    2. 2 Worksheets and Handouts
    3. 3 Other Resources
  12. Index
  13. About the Author
  14. Free Sample Chapter from Training That Delivers Results by Dick Handshaw