Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Appeal to all of the Senses!

Now how does a trainer do that? Think about it for a minute, think back to your memories as a kid when your mom took a fresh baked pie out of the oven. I bet your mouth is already watering and you can smell the freshly baked apple pie now in your mind's eye.

When you are training someone try to engage as many of the senses as possible, this will help make the learning more significant to the trainee. Even in a lecture you can paint a story with descriptive language that the trainee can use to imagine. Look in any fashion magazine and you will find a scratch and sniff ad where you can smell their product; you can find scratch and sniff smells for almost anything now.

Sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing and imaging are all senses that you should try to envoke during your training, the more the better. How do you go about using the senses in your training and teaching?

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