August 3, 2020
What type of communicator are you? This is always a fun topic to return to to refresh our skills on the best way to communicate with those around us. From Crown Council:
1) Auditory: learn more readily when they hear information as opposed to reading it. Pick up detail when they listen and retain it with greater accuracy... easy to communicate with in a classroom setting.
2) Visual: While listening to a speech, are usually found taking copious notes to record on paper what they hear... Maximize use of blackboard, posters, or PowerPoint presentations... A card is more likely appreciated than a phone call.
3) Kinesthetic: Understand better if they get their hands on things. If you are expressing friendship or appreciation..., it is helpful to remember that they respond to what they can feel - a hand shake or a pat on the back.
Who's up for trying some play-dough at our next meeting? I've heard this helps to keep people's attention and increase retention of the subject shared while they played. Hmm...