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Traning Using Drama

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Traning Using Drama

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Training Using Drama

by Kat Kopett

Published by Kat Kogan Page

Hardback, by Koran pages

ISBN: 0 7494 3704 9

L 18.99

The use of training techniques, originally developed for theatre and improvisation within the workplace, has increased enormously in recent years, and the proven effectiveness of the approach is finding many enthusiastic followers. Sometimes actual actors are brought into an organisation to act as catalysts within a training/role-play setting, but, increasingly, trainers themselves are using the techniques.

Kat Koppett is an expert in the field, and calling on her wide business, training and acting experience, she shows clearly how anyone can make use of these techniques easily and effectively. With information on the background theories and principles of using drama in training, the book also includes 5o detailed activities and shows how to use a range of diverse techniques to improve creativity, leadership, teamwork and personal development. Subjects covered include:

* storytelling

* role-plays

* coaching

* non-verbal communication

* spontaneity

* trust and awareness

'I remember vividly the moment I knew theatre techniques had value in business. …

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