Train the Trainer Training by Arthur Carmazzi - Associating Emotion
The biggest questions trainers ask at our Train the Trainer certification is: “How can we get my participants more engaged?”
one of the factors that will help you to get more engagement is the attachment of emotion to whatever it is that you are learning. In other words, your participants must feel that whatever it is they’re learning is going to help them be more valuable, more successful, or just plain happier. Your job, as a trainer, is to make sure that your participants don’t feel—and I mean feel—that they’re not there just because the company wants to force them to be a certain way. Your job is to make them feel that they are going to be better people and achieve more of their personal objectives and success, in whatever aspects of work and personal life they want to get.
To do that, we have some cool Class Engagement tricks I will share with you on this platform. We’re going to talk about the power of reflection, different strategies to really bring out that effects of that reflection so that people make realizations that change their perspective. We’ll also be talking about the power of stories and how you can use psychology in your stories in order to literally get into somebody’s subconscious and help them make realizations about how they need to be to achieve more success. I’ll also talk about how you can stack different exercises to reinforce each other, so that not only do they get just one learning, but they get learning on top of learning on top of learning, which basically creates a lot more retention and eventually more implementation. And I’ll go through how to hypnotize your people using your voice and some music, in order to help them retain what they’ve learned, and feel like they want to implement it. Not because you’re manipulating them in some way, but because literally, you are helping them to be more of who they want to be.
The Power of Reflection
One of 7 reflection strategies for connecting emotion and getting people engaged is the concept of reflection. Anyone who has attended the DC Psychology Train the Trainer Certification can attest to how powerful these strategies affect training results.
Now reflection in itself is pretty basic. The idea, you ask a question; people think about it, reflect on it, and then basically they may make some realization pertaining to the objective that will change their perception or at least affect their future actions towards that idea.
But, how effectively are you doing reflection? If you’re just asking the question and getting people to maybe write some stuff down, well, unfortunately, that just doesn’t work so well. Why? Because people’s brains have got so much other stuff working around on them, they just write basic stuff. Stuff that is off the top of their head, Literally. They write generic things, which doesn’t really help much because there’s no depth. So in order to really get strong, deep reflection, you need some tools.
In our case, we used the Colored Brain Communication Cards. These cards get more depth and more clarity in the reflection process.
The CBC Cards have specifically chosen images that literally get people to go inside their subconscious, find lost knowledge, stuff that they forgot that they knew, find emotions, values, all this stuff that was down there that they didn’t even realize. The process gives them much greater clarity, much greater and fuller perspective on the answer to the question that you were asking. And, when they share this with other people at their table, that’s going to give them even more clarity, and greater perspectives of what can be done and were.
Maybe, they’ve been going wrong in their current jobs. Maybe that’s going to give them some clarity on why they’re not really achieving the kind of results and the kind of success that they really wanted to get. So by creating reflective sessions based on “Directive Questions” that help people to really go inside, look at themselves, and make realizations about why they are not succeeding… and attaching it to how your training program, and the stuff that they’re learning from you is going to give them the answers to solve those problems… you will create an emotional connection to get your people engaged.