I’m presenting the brainstorming I did over years of presenting both types of teaching and what I learned from both. First- the pros/cons of a LIVE CONFERENCE But even w/o my “life-experience” evidence, T answer of this question rapidly became obvious…Live conferences with true interactivity always wins because I bring a set of skills that constant reinforce & motivate you and that is lost when you study and periodically call me. I’m managing you in real time at T Live Conference. I train you and educate you…and it is never painful nor embarrassing in My Live Conferences. You will learn how to learn better from T training. I can give you all a consistent answer that participants confirm is factually correct; how? They look up what I say on day one and gain immediate confidence in me. They realize I really do know what I promised when I interviewed each of them a year before they arrived. I supplied materials in advance of T Live Conference and it is T same for T distance learners. More Live participants follow my instructions. Few distance learners ever do that…because in a Live Conference they know I will ask them questions more than they will ask me [I know T answer…that is a basic description of interactive “Socratic Teaching”. Call it the new Socratic Method…it’s not T name that matters…it’s T result!
1. I am a Live Mentor…Having a Live Mentor: Those attending see I have methods I can use [in part] because I’m in the room with you: I keep people awake by talking with you…[not at you]..giving you a utilitarian space that is constant and safe. You are not required to answer. If I sense you don’t wish to participate on morning of Day 1 I ask T same question of T next person to your right or left. Yet most answer and my questions are preplanned…my screens are preplanned. Even what I wear is preplanned. I don’t dress in a suit: that is too stressful for participants in a program that has to impart a massive amount of data/concepts over an 8-Day block. I talk to every participant by moving throughout T room. I sometimes ask a person to play the “role of T patient” -at others I ask you to “play T role of T questions [or T role of someone you interact w/in real life. People rapidly adapt to my method: show an image or a question with an image and ask T group a question. SOMETIMES I show why comparing T answers BEFORE even revealing T image or T question [Q] is better…than Q -> A -> patho &/or discussion.
2. I learned that clients rapidly adapt to full immersion live learning: I don’t use a podium; I maintain a pace for the group & I slow it for T difficult patho & I speed up for T more straightforward answers [As].
3. Imconstantly adjust timing of T presentation in T Live Conference & yet we hv ALWAYS FINISHED ON TIME.
I can instantly see when “teaching” in a teleconference is really not capable as a Live Conference because I can’t keep a constant “TOTAL ASSESSMENT” of any audience…even with an audience of one. I can’t assess my audience in real time.
4. People want to have all their [Qs] questions answered quickly…I do that Live using 3 methods…immediate responses, written responses [answers w/in 3-–24 hrs]. Answers of detailed patho requires a detailed response [I create new text & SMS or email those to you [& the group]…yet people tend not to ask Qs [nor as many Qs] w/distance learning because they are not as engaged. If it is a FaceTime type of interaction you still can’t see a multimedia-multiscreen presentation. That technology is improving but it’s a nightmare when a connection fails. 5 G will help this. For now a Live Conference is better… I have taught them in a hurricane; T hotel has a backup generator! Its a hurricane-proof hotel;our room has has no windows! [My home is in T hotel for sometimes months at a time]. I may teach 4 programs over 5 weeks. I love it. I don’t get fatigued nor laryngitis because I use methods to prevent those. I have a speaker [so Imcan hear what you hear/can keep my volume constant. I don’t tell jokes. Participants think I’m wearing a leg bag [no I’m not] ..an ear pierce…no it’s just me. I have my interactivity tools in one hand and a microphone in T other…those tools have a way of attracting interest…I drain batteries twice a day; you see me change them in real time…while I ask you to study an image I do that quickly & participants notice that I’m more capable than any technology. And they say they felt “entertained”.
5. Clients are fully engaged in my meetings. T boards are so important that participants stay in T meeting room until excused…they will even wait for a critical discussion to be completed for a coffee or restroom break. With distance learning they tend to waste more time…because they don’t control their surroundings to optimize them for maximal interaction. Their families interrupt us -I advise you – don’t bring them because I require your attention all week & I remind you that you pay me for 8 – Days [~72 h of Intense, rigorous preparation!
6. I keep T room SECURE During A Live Conference: no one comes in unless they are registered; there are no distractions. There is a multi screen multimedia presentation I can modify it instantly to manage Qs or response I see will benefit everyone. Each group takes on a “group personality”
I’m able to show participants [by example] how to interact on both their exam vs what is live clinical practice: these are not always T same
Audience participation actually affords more chances for reinforcement because it is a Live Spontaneous interactivity event. Distance learning is “on your own until you decide to contact me. I have learned that participants dot use my service because some “personal events” a call from your colleague, family events interfer with & prevent total immersion.
Distance Learning: you, T client set a much lower pace than I do…It doesn’t work when I say study for 10 h a day for 7 days and 8 on the last day…they have never done it.
So despite a desire to move through all the material the vast majority can’t do it. They take many more breaks, fall asleep, say they feel exhausted…these are common events that don’t occur in a Live Conference, I’m,part, because studying alone is not as fun as with an engaging mentor…so I am sort of “entertaining you, and definitely in reading your study time and you, as a participant, realize that there is a calm safe place in T group…and you realize we are “all T same”…everyone sets 8pm their space; they vary but they choose one spot in T meeting room and it never changes T whole week.
At home their location of study tends to vary and is full of theoretical an REAL unpredictable distractions…that does NOT happen in T Live Conference. It has “interactive in T title because it is really interactive.
People ask me if I have a tiny ear-piece that allows me to be fed all that I teach while answering question. T answer is “No” and seeing one person manage a small or lrg group day-after day makes them desire to learn my methods and I reveal it in T Live Conference…those methods are learned in a progressive sequence. This just didn’t’t happen in a distance learning environment.
Learning alone isn’t‘ true fun; it is definitely not engaging. No one completes T curriculum alone. They are surprised when they realize in my Live Conference I am like a catalyst. When you study alone you set limits that are far lower_.
People naturally do things more slowly when they are alone; I leaned by doing this once that I need to read the program questions. This proved to me that at home people add or remove content if they study alone. They fragment their studies more. I do push you but I’m polite
People don’t enjoy setting up distance learning…most have limited computer experience. All you need in a Live Conference is your own space + plenty of writing materials which creates a record of all T additional “Pearls” each Live group creates through interactivity.
Distance learning: participants are NOT always on time; so I can’t control their pace & this is a waste…an unnecessary waste. It is Just T “Narure of Mankind” My time has to b protect’d: this is because my schedule is planned two or more years in advance. I treat you like adults; I won’t say you missed a day; you know you missed it & I can’t always get you that lost time back. I have to keep my rules strict because I am on a clock not to go play but to keep my promises to ALL of my clients. Peple do have a tendency to do better when they fly to a site that keeps them [I will write: like a captive…but no one really is truly captive. Sometimes [rarely[ I get a phone call. It is bad news and it’s always for one client. I have chosen to make sure I handle that; if you have a family crisis pan act of God]…then I will reschedule anyone. T board does not care about you that way. If you miss an exam [arrive late] you fail. I
n a “Live Conference I have people every year attending for the first time who provide valuable [short] stories of why they are attending and this helps EVERYONE. I ask them [in advance] to share their experience of why they failed…A direct witness is always better than a story that comes from me…even though I’m honest with my clients a real person tells their real-life experience story with emotion…so you don’t make T same mistake. All were preventable issues except unexpected family deaths!
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