Ever wonder why boredom strikes when people talk at you? Wasting time at meetings or lectures? You’ll be interested in research from the National Training Laboratories in Bethel, Maine – and quoted in Geoff Petty’s Teaching Today shows that people retain far more when they when actively involved.
Lectures are the best way to get information from a teacher’s notebook to a student’s notebook without touching the student’s mind, according to G. Leonard. Has it happened to you?
MITA tactics engage participants for higher motivation and achievement in 5 basic ways?
1. Ask 2-footed questions so that one foot steps into people’s interests and one stirs curiosity for new topics. For example when I teach brain facts I ask participants – How could you prosper more with the brain in mind?
2. Target outcomes such as ethical conduct – that you expect participants to achieve. When you have a clear target in mind, others will be more willing to engage new ideas to reach it.
3. Expect quality responses by specifying criteria that adds quality to people’s takeaways. For instance I often show how tone allows for different ideas to emerge and illuminate new angles of a topic.
4. Move people’s talents into action as multiple intelligence tools for lasting changes from newly applied facts or practices. For instance, demonstrate how different approaches often offer superior solutions.
5. Reflect for shared ways to mobilize rejuvenation. Without ongoing reflection the human brain defaults back to ruts. Can you see why we leave so many meetings and rarely change what we do following that session?
Using brain based tactics – how can you engage others with added zip for change today?