Laugh and Learn: 95 Ways to Use Humor for More Effective by Doni Tamblyn

By Doni Tamblyn

I want i may simply placed this quantity below my pillow and soak up its knowledge. it's a nice source for concepts approximately making schooling easy and enjoyable (at least for these at the receiving finish if the academics can placed it into practice). someone focused on educating or education should still at the least learn it, yet ideally grasp the approach.

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Next thing you know, you’re threading needles for a living.

He found that they generally managed their astonishing feats by making information colorful in some way—bizarre, exotic, surprising, frightening . . or funny. Colorful information is memorable because it measurably increases both emotional arousal and attention in the brain. But wait, there’s more! This increased arousal tends to heighten recall of both the colorful information, and that which comes just before and just after it. The pattern of recall is shown in Figure 2-3. Besides accomplishing other brain-based objectives, every technique in this book exploits the Von Restorff Effect by presenting information in colorful (read: humorous) ways.

Your breathing? Well, guess what? Other people around the world physically express these states the same way you do! In other words, your learners are constantly and clearly conveying to you which states they are in at any given moment. Cool, huh? 25 26 L A U G H A N D L E A R N This means you can take moment-to-moment “readings” of your listeners’ states, and adjust your delivery to maintain maximum effect. It is the job of any good communicator not just to be able to read but to manage listener states.

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