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Tuesday, July 26 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Humor Trumps All: How fun improves learning (Tamsen Mitchell)

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Stop slogging through sterile and boring training!
There is a place for humor. There is scientific proof that humor moves information from short term to long term memory - a fact useful in converting training and presentations into engaging, memorable and retainable experiences. With an agile practice, we must constantly learn -- let’s make it fun!
This session won’t turn you into Jerry Seinfield or Amy Schumer, nor is it intended to advocate that your presentations should be a stand up routine. This session will introduce accessible techniques you can use to bring any training or presentation to life. These techniques have a basis in cognitive neuroscience and academic research.
This workshop introduces and reviews the The 6 Trumps ® - six learning principles based on scientific prinicples that can be used in any type of training. It explores how the brain learns and how information converts from short to long term memory. Finally, it synthesizes these foundations and builds a new common thread: Humor Trumps All!
Participants will acquire a strong understanding of the importance of humor and fun in training, and how, even if they don’t think they are funny, they can introduce these attributes to develop improved content and engagement techniques. Ultimately leading the attendees towards making more memorable and impactful agile learning.
“The Human Race only has 1 truly effective weapon, and that is Laughter” - Mark Twain
Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the importance of incorporating fun in training.
  • Demonstrate that learning need not be a chore.
  • List 7 specific ways to make training more effective.
  • Understand some applications of basic modern cognitive science in the context of training and learning.
  • Convey how fun can be used to support these learning outcomes.

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Tamsen Mitchell

Agile Coach, Graphic Language
It all started when... Tamsen found her passion in cognitive neuroscience and humor. No, really. Graphic Language grew out of a passion for visuals, coaching and humor. It was founded by Tamsen Mitchell after years of research into what makes information compelling and memorable... Read More →

Tuesday July 26, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Regency VII