Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas. Try these out at the next summer wedding reception.
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"Show, don’t tell is about storytelling. The beauty of teaching through storytelling is that a story provides lessons that can be translated and interpreted. Storytelling inspires people because someone is sharing what they have accomplished and the listener learns it is possible and can use her imagination to decide how to apply it."
Via Gregg Morris
Ariana Amorim's insight:
Main ideas here:
Show, don’t tell is about conveying a message so that the lessons learned are personalized, rather than a list of laws.
How can you teach someone something that isn’t teachable?
1. Create An Experience
2. Tell A Story
3. Use A Metaphor
4. Set An Example
5. Reward The Best Examples
... our job is to educate, inspire, talk to and listen to people. We’re often inclined to do this by lecturing but the most effective way is a less direct route that has more impact and better staying power. Show, don’t tell.
"Most people are not good listeners. This is even more pronounced when people get excited about sharing their own views or thoughts and like to express them and share them with others quickly. The problem is that in their excitement they miss what has just been said. Over time this can develop into a bad habit leading to miscommunication and misunderstanding.
This exercise is designed to help delegates practice listening to others and avoid jumping in before they have shown that they have understood what is shared. After a few tries, participants will quickly learn to listen carefully and will significantly improve their communication skills by understanding other people’s positions and avoid repeating what has already been stated."
Feedback for learning is a matter of communication, consistency, and tone, all driven by and for assessment practice.
A teacher has the distinct responsibility to nurture a student’s learning and to provide feedback in such a manner that the student does not leave the classroom feeling defeated. Here you will find 20 ideas and techniques on how to give effective learning feedback that will leave your students with the feeling they can conquer the world.
This is a creative exercise which can be used to explore topics such as communication skills, leadership, problem solving decision making and perspective taking. Effectively, delegates must work together to sort a sequence of images by enquiring from each other and collectively decide on the best outcome.Objective
Collectively sort a sequence of images without being able to see each other’s images.
In his book "Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear", Frank Luntz breaks down the ten main lessons he’s learned from years of crafting political messages; lessons we can all learn from.
The key takeaway from his book is actually part of the title:
It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.