Learning on your feet

6 Feb

Oxygen surges to the brain via the simple act of standing up. So it follows that the best way to learn new skills is to do so upright, not slumped over a desk. In our last “Getting Your Message Across” workshop, Rob Geraghty and I didn’t go so far as to banish all tables and chairs, but we did use the vertical-learning principle over and over again. Here’s a youtube clip of some amazing feedback from just some of the participants in our session…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n72I6hFl11k&feature=player_embedded.

There were over thirty people in our masterclass at a Gartner Business Intelligence conference – and within minutes we had everyone up on their feet, putting all our ideas straight into practice. So by the time they left our workshop they were brimming with confidence, buzzing with energy and bent on getting their message across! I can’t wait to do it again.

2 Responses to “Learning on your feet”

  1. Guy Harvey 07. Feb, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    This session showed me how to connect with the people when presenting or interviewing. Small actions that add up to a powerful communication ethos that really works. The session was full of interactions, role play and real life examples. For me, it made the summit a complete success. Thank you.

  2. Dinah 11. Feb, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    In a lifetime of management workshops the only ‘verticle-learning’ moments I recall were getting up to beat the rush for the coffee and biscuits. So this looks way ahead of the game. No wonder there was so much enthusiastic feedback.

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