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This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on becoming a better trainer through Universal Learning Transfer Maximization (ULTM).
- Part 1 – Case Study: #1 Reason For Under-Performing Trainees
- Part 2 – [You Are Here] How To Reach All Four Learning Styles Simultaneously
- Part 3 – Train The Way They Learn
This is the difference…
The difference between the bombing, disconnected trainer and the engaging, rock star trainer is…
Knowing who you are.
The disconnected, un-successful trainers don’t know their style. The flailing trainer isn’t connecting with ALL the styles of their audience.
If this sounds like you… it’s not your fault.
They don’t teach this stuff in training and teaching courses. Heck, they don’t even teach this stuff in graduate education school.
The crazy thing is that it’s SO much easier to teach and be inclusive…
…once you know YOUR style, and embrace the others, you connect with your students and they LEARN from you.
Here’s the BIG concept: You were BORN as one of these styles.
Now that you know WHO you are, here’s how you use it (because knowing is half the battle—GI Joe)…
This is so simple you might miss it, but it is just this simple.
Discover your style. Embrace the others… Succeed.
Let’s take a look at the two groupings of people on this quadrant…the left side of the quadrant and the right.
When you divide the quadrant vertically, the left side of the quadrant is where all the “traditional” learners live…
You know…the ones who love traditional college classes and lecture. (Hint: a lot of professors live in these quadrants). Here are very common things we see all the time with the “lefties”…
The “non-traditional” learners face a whole host of other issues…
These are the very common things we see all the time with the “rightees”…
Either way, you need to be aware.
You need to know your position on LS quadrant so you can supplement and cover the rest of the audiences’ needs.
To teach your content so you get the attention of everyone in the audience, you have to make sure you address each of the four learning styles:
- Step Learners
- Talk Learners
- Research Learners
- Create Learners
This learning style model applies to all adults.
Everyone can learn in all four styles, but not equally well.
Each of the four learning styles is the predominant learning style of approximately one-fourth of the population, and everyone has a secondary learning style as well.
In the Bullseye Learning Style training we’ll show you how to unlock the power of not just your natural learning style, but how to cover all of your audience learning styles and needs to reach every learner every time.
We’ll show you EXACTLY how we taught four sets of learners simultaneously in a classroom (Hint: Get Consistent Evals).
My learning style theory is based on years of experiential research.
When I presented this theory to a group of educators and business leaders, one individual told me this information would have been enormously helpful to him when his daughter was a young student.
When I described what he instantly recognized as her learning style, he realized she’d had problems in school because that wasn’t the style in which she was being taught.
What’s critical for trainers to understand is that we instinctively train in the same style in which we learn…
… which means we are effective in teaching only the 25 percent of the audience that is in our own learning category.
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