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Tales for Trainers

Tales for Trainers

Using Stories and Metaphors to Facilitate Learning

Margaret Parkin

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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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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. The author provides 50 tales that will immediately help trainers, managers, educators and coaches to reinforce key messages or stimulate fresh thinking.Proven to work in a variety or training environments, the stories range from ones written specifically by the author to carefully selected extracts from literature. They both work brilliantly as an aid to learning. The book also includes a detailed matrix to show which tales can be effectively used to promote particular actions or concepts. Online supporting resources include audio clips of stories illustrating the benefits of using storytelling in a business context.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 18: Setting the World on Fire;
    • Chapter - 19: The Sun and the Wind;
    • Chapter - 20: Autobiography in Five Short Chapters;
    • Chapter - 21: ‘Did I Tell You the One About…?’;
    • Chapter - 22: The Ball of Wool;
    • Chapter - 23: The Project;
    • Chapter - 24: The Prince and the Magician;
    • Chapter - 25: Giant Steps;
    • Chapter - 26: The Prophet;
    • Chapter - 27: The Professionals;
    • Chapter - 28: The Miller, His Son and Their Donkey;
    • Chapter - 29: Leave Well Alone;
    • Chapter - 30: The Horse on the Road;
    • Chapter - 31: The Wedgwood China Shop;
    • Chapter - 32: The Pirate Ship;
    • Chapter - 33: Lessons from the Geese;
    • Chapter - 34: The ‘Correct’ Procedure;
    • Chapter - 35: John’s Tale;
    • Chapter - 36: Role Play;
    • Chapter - 37: How the Waters Changed;
    • Chapter - 38: Rodney’s Tale;
    • Chapter - 39: A Leader’s Prayer;
    • Chapter - 40: ‘Just a Bod’;
    • Chapter - 41: Fitness for the Purpose;
    • Chapter - 42: All Those Buns!;
    • Chapter - 43: Six Honest Serving-Men;
    • Chapter - 44: Houdini and the Locked Door;
    • Chapter - 45: Revolution in Your Mind;
    • Chapter - 46: The Tortoise and the Hare Revisited;
    • Chapter - 47: ‘Thank You for the Smile’;
    • Chapter - 48: The Parable of the Sower and the Seed;
    • Chapter - 49: Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say;
    • Chapter - 50: Atlas’ Tale
    • Chapter - 17: Alice Meets the Cheshire Cat;
    • Chapter - 16: ‘There Is No Such Thing as a“Difficult Delegate”’;
    • Chapter - 15: Keeping Body and Soul Together;
    • Chapter - 14: Waste Paper;
    • Chapter - 13: The Moth and the Star;
    • Chapter - 12: Mother and the Knife Grinder;
    • Chapter - 11: Memorandum;
    • Chapter - 10: The Enormous Turnip;
    • Chapter - 09: Our Deepest Fear;
    • Chapter - 08: If in Doubt – Delegate!;
    • Chapter - 07: The Cookery Book Game;
    • Chapter - 06: Sophie Learns a Lesson;
    • Chapter - 05: Percy the Pot;
    • Chapter - 04: The Meaning of My Communication;
    • Chapter - 03: What the Sleeping Beauty Would Have Given Her Right Arm for;
    • Chapter - 02: The Tube of Toothpaste;
    • Chapter - 01: ‘…And I’m Not Joking’;
  • Section - TWO: Now Read On…;
    • Chapter - 04: It’s the Way You Tell Them;
    • Chapter - 03: The Right Time and Place;
    • Chapter - 02: Stories for Learning;
    • Chapter - 01: Once Upon a Time…;
  • Section - ONE: The Story So Far …;
    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;


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A well-written, concise book that shows the relevance and power of storytelling in supporting learning, even in a modern business setting.
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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749460068
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd April 2010
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 208 pages

About the Author

Margaret Parkin is Founder and Principal of Success Stories. She has worked with individuals, groups and major organizations for over 20 years, helping them with her innovative and refreshing approach to training.


Margaret Parkin