Most professional trainers nowadays have some understanding of Neuro Linguistic Programming. They probably know that people take in information about the world through a 'preferred representational channel' and that we communicate better with people if we use their preferred channel - visual, auditory or kinaesthetic. Sally Dimmick’s book goes further. It shows how NLP principles can be applied to every aspect of training and which particular aids and methods are the most suitable for each channel. The first part of the text outlines the main concepts of NLP and explains how to identify a person’s preferred channel. It also looks briefly at the significance of learning styles. Part II examines each representational channel in turn and relates it to the corresponding training methods and materials. The final chapter provides ways of combining the channels so as to maximize the transfer of learning. The text is enlivened throughout by anecdotes, examples and illustrations. For teachers, trainers, managers and indeed anyone faced with the need to communicate in a professional way, Sally Dimmick’s guide will prove invaluable. It will be particularly welcomed by trainers looking for practical advice on how to use NLP.
Table of Contents
Part I Representational Systems: Neuro Linguistic Programming; Identifying the representational systems; The nature of communication; Verbal communication; Non-verbal communication; Learning styles. Part II Using Representational Systems in Training: Introduction to Part II; The visual representational system - I; The visual representational system - II; The auditory representational system - I; The auditory representational system - II; The kinaesthetic representational system - I; The kinaesthetic representational system - II; Combining the representational systems; References; Index.
Sally Dimmick is an independent consultant in training and education. She has more than fifteen years' experience of teaching and training with both children and adults. She is the author of Spotlight on Learning, a train-the-teacher package.
'I can strongly recommend this extremely interesting and useful text.' The British Journal of Adminstrative Management