How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
Presentation and Learning Style
Different people have different learning styles, which means they take in information and make sense of it in different ways. For example:
This is a problem for presenters who need to get through to everyone. In practice, the best approach is often to vary your style to cover all bases.
A useful system to help focus your presentational style is Kolb's Learning Styles. Methods for addressing each of the four dimensions are given below.
Here are suggested methods you can use to address learning styles, based on the Kolb model.
For those who have a sensory approach to life, give them something 'solid' to consider, for example you can:
Other people are more reflective, spending more time in fitting what they see and hear into internal models. Things you can do for these 'watchers' include:
Beyond fitting the world to existing internal models, some enjoy dreaming up new models that fit even more closely with their discoveries. You can hook in these thinkers in these ways:
Finally, some people see themselves as the 'doers' of life, who like to get their hands on and try things for themselves. Things you can do with them include: