Do you want your audience to hear your presentation or learn it? If you only want them to hear it, then do what you’ve always done. If you want them to learn it, you have to change your presentation. The depth of your audience’s learning is directly related to the depth of their engagement. We need to transition from expert-centered models to participant-centered models that increase their engagement. In the end, telling doesn't equal learning. Nor does covering content mean content is learned. Thinking, doing and participating reign.
- Compare and contrast pedagogy, andragogy, expert-centered and participant-centered education.
- Define engagement and why it’s necessary for learning to occur.
- Identify several strategies to increase audience engagement and decrease resistance.
Jeff Hurt, Executive Vice President, Education & Engagement, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
Jeff Hurt joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting in January 2010 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Education and Engagement. In 2012, he was recognized as the PCMA 2011 Educator of the Year. Jeff has worked in leadership roles with five associations, five government organizations and several companies in the education, events and meetings departments, including Meetings Professionals International and Promotional Products Association International, one of the top 50 shows in the industry.