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Just because I said it doesn’t mean they heard it

Jeff Raymond on October 25, 2011 Comments (0)


Those words echoed loud and clear within the walls of the ABWE Training Center today as I listened to Dave Arch teach a group of missionaries and ministry leaders.  Dave is one of the nation’s leading experts in creative training techniques.  “Moving Beyond Lecture” is a course I’ve taken twice in past years, but this year was asked to create PR photographs during the class.  So, I’ve been working…and listening.  This class has revolutionized the way I teach. 

People do not learn by listening, they learn by active involvement and by having time to process and store information into long-term memory.  Anyone who has children knows this.  I never thought I’d find myself sounding like my father, “How many times do I have to tell you…!”  Well, tell me all day long and I’ll probably still miss the point.  Show me and we can get there a bit quicker.  Let me try it, maybe failing a couple of times along the way, but I’ll get it.  And when I do, I won’t forget it.

 

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