How to Write & Prepare Training Materials

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2002 - Business & Economics - 181 pages
Packed with highly practical advice, this handbook will help managers, coaches and trainers ensure that their training materials are as effective as possible. Clearly explaining the essential techniques to employ when preparing all types of training materials for workshops, courses and seminars, whether handouts, reports, structured courses or material for use online, the book gives proven tips for improvement in the effectiveness of your training materials. Fully revised to take account of the differences in how and what we write and read in the digital age, this book considers all the possible materials that trainers and coaches may write, including: manuals; forms and questionnaires; course notes and handouts; course visuals; self-learning texts; reports; minutes of meetings; tables and charts; and Web pages. It also has helpful information on copyright issues, data protection, editing and punctuation. With step-by-step information and good and bad examples of material, this is the ideal handbook to help you write more effective training materials.
 

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Contents

Presenting your Material
23
Job Descriptions Performance Standards Performance
37
Forms and Questionnaires
53
Course Notes
61
Course Visuals
67
Course Handouts
75
Selflearning Texts
89
Web Sites
101
Source Material
119
Legalities
125
Grammar Punctuation and Spelling
131
Tables and Charts
151
Using Technology
161
Further Reading
169
Index 115
175
Copyright

Reports Letters Mernos Emails and Minutes
109

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About the author (2002)

Nancy Stimson is an experienced training and HR professional who has worked both as a freelance consultant and as a training and HR manager for various blue-chip organizations. Other books she has written include Coaching Your Employees (also published by Kogan Page).

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