Become a Sponge – Why you Should attend Many Training Events

j0422149Years ago I heard a statement that there is nothing as practical as a good theory!

There is also another angle that everyone should consider in their learning curve. To use an analogy the river runs deep in place, wide in others and shallow in some areas.

Thus some speakers or trainers will use different approaches, styles and techniques. This is all welcome.

A Few years ago there was a study conducted amongst the top 25 salesmen in the world. To what did they signify their success – CPD. Continuous Professional Development. When they asked one of the old timers why he attends the ABC of Selling courses once a year , his reply was – Athletes go back to basics, I sharpen my saw and who knows, the instructor, may just say something that will provide me with a breakthrough with my next client.

The point I am making is that the cycle of learning moves from unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence (normally depicted as 4 stages). However there is a fifth stage and that is the one called Unlearning. If you are prepared to unlearn and understand that the mother of skill is repetition , then you will attend as many workshops, seminars and conferences as possible.

You will read as many books as possible. If you want to learn the art and science of making love, don’t just read sex magazines and books but also read about the Kama Sutra and tantric sex.

That way you will become like a sponge and be someone that can call on many ideas, theories and street smart skills.