SEVEN LEARNING STYLES

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People learn in different ways, and any audience will include members that have different learning styles. A presenter should accommodate all of these styles. Experts typically recognize seven learning styles:

  1. Visual
  2. Auditory
  3. Verbal
  4. Kinesthetic
  5. Mathematical
  6. Social
  7. Solitary

Visual aids serve the visual learner best. Including time for group discussions and providing a recording of the presentation will help auditory learners. Verbal learners understand things not only by reading them but also by writing their own notes. Similarly, talking things through in a breakout session will help them retain information.

Kinesthetic learners do best with physical activity. They do well with props and appreciate the chance to role play. Anything that gets them on their feet and participating will help them learn from a presentation. Games and problem solving work well with mathematical learners. They also do well with lists, clear organization, and diagrams.

Along with these five learning types comes a preference for either social or solitary learning. Speakers need to give social learners time to work together with other members of the audience. Again, role playing and discussion sessions work well here. To accommodate the solitary learner in such situations, the host can ask people to prepare individually before moving into groups. The solitary learner will want to make a list of arguments or solutions to a problem on his or her own before sharing with others.

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About anubhamauryawalia

Anubha,a Trainer, Facilitator & OD&L Professional, drive to make things happen. A prolific Human Process Interventionist, created PRISM Philosophy, ( Prepare. Respect. Implement. Share. Maintain) carries 16 years of rich experience have worked with top of the line blue chip organizations like Honeywell, ICICI Bank, Moody ICL Certification were she was heading ODL, Trainings & Quality verticals. Her areas of expertise include human process intervention, Organisation Development, Change engagement Learning, Team building, POSH and Quality implementation. She is Consultant as Change Engagement & Learning for OD and delivers corporate training programs at national and international platform and First lady from India doing research on FOLLOWERSHIP. She is the Self-Discipline Strategist who relates profound truths coupled with humorous anecdotes empowering professionals to conquer their apprehension. Her work involves direct observation, real time feedback, experiential learning and coaching following Andragogy principles. Self-directed and self-motivated, Charismatic and persuasive, with the ability to rely on logic and facts to support her positions. In times of pressure, tend to be objective in her approach and direct in her communication. Naturally, optimistic, you seek out the possibilities in life. Her creativity and ability to solve problems are some of her greatest strengths. This paired with drive, vision, and methodical approach allows her to create new opportunities, keeping her experiences fresh and exciting. Preferring to develop new ideas rather than maintaining systems already in place. Bold person, whose character is marked by originality, expressiveness, generosity, determination, and a keen eye for details Natural born communicator and an adept social navigator, often others will sit by, engage new people or invite others in to make them feel at home. With a talent for creative reasoning and big picture thinking, she is a great innovator and are typically seen this way by others. Her energy and forward thinking can generate a team-oriented environment, helping to accomplish goals by motivating others, while creating an atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

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