I am always humbled every time I see a thousand and more people attend my public seminars. I am likewise humbled to have my speaker friends who trust me enough to join me in my quest to inspire people towards excellence.
August 13 turned out to be a very bright and sunny day for us. I prayed for good weather. As early as 8AM people lined up the registration table and entered the halls of the SMX Convention Center.
We started the conference 15 minutes after 9. The speakers were awesome. Jowee and Mon of Team Manila wowed the audience with their presentation of designs and challenged the young people to pursue arts and cause social change in this country. Alex Lacson talked about loving and serving the country. Humble and gentlemanly as usual Lacson inspired the audience with his passion for changing the negative mindset of Filipinos on themselves and challenged the audience to become more positive and responsive to the call for progress in the country. Famous TV personality Dyan Castillejo is a natural. She got the entire audience laughing and moving and she led the one thousand plus people to a short workout. And Dr. Josette Biyo, the Iloilo educator with a planet named after her – made the audience laugh, made them cry but on its entirety made the audience inspired and proud of what Filipinos can achieve worldwide.
The entire activity went overtime but I did not have the heart to stop them while they were on the roll and the audience was savoring it in.
I left a huge chunk of my material unsaid and untaught. Perhaps these are meant for the next event.
But not wanting to shortchange my clients, I will present certain portions of the seminar that were not presented such as these. And if you want to take down notes this would be a good time.
THERE ARE 4 AREAS OF COMPETENCE:
CONSCIOUS COMPETENCE – You know that you know.
CONSCIOUS INCOMPETENCE – You know that you do not know.
UNCONSICOUS INCOMPETENCE – You don’t know that you don’t know.
UNCONSCIOUS COMPETENCE – You don’t need to know you know because you already know it.
But there is the most dangerous one:
UNCONSCIOUS INCOMPETENCE PLUS – You don’t know that you don’t know but everybody knows you don’t know – DUH!
THERE ARE 4 TYPES OF LEARNERS:
1. AN ACTIVITISTS – Prefers to learn by doing.
The person most likely to set up the computer out of the box and begin playing with it.
2. A REFLECTOR – Someone who likes to think about and learn from experience.
Before turning on the new PC, she thinks about how she used computers before.
3. A THEORIST – Someone who prefers to understand the theory of how something works by reading and researching. So he pores over the companion instruction manual first.
4. A PRAGMATIST – Someone who wants to know what something can do for you – it’s practical application. And so he or she will review the table of contents and go to the sections that apply most directly to what she wants to use the computer for.
AND THEN THERE ARE DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS:
- Visual People – Some people learn best by visuals. They have to see how it is done.
- Auditory People – Some people learn best by hearing and listening to instructions.
- Kinesthetic People – Some people learn best by touching, handling.
The most effective learning involves a combination of all three.
Not only do learners have preferred learning styles but teachers and trainers also have their own preferred teaching styles. And their styles tend to use the same style they have for learning.
LEARNING HAS NOT TAKEN PLACE UNTIL BEHAVIOR CHANGES.
LEARNING IS A PROCESS. TRAINING IS A PROCESS.
If I talk to my children only once a year about being good, I won’t get a good response. But constant communication and feedback ensure that my children can and probably will do better.
This is why the Bible says we are to constantly teach God’s Word to our children. It doesn’t stop.
That’s enough for today. Tired yet fulfilled. Body sore but happy.
This is always the feeling of someone who knows a day has been well spent.