Type of learners: How They Impact your Presentation Design

Type of Learners

There isn’t a single way for all to learn. Fortunately, science has compensated over the years all those memories of inadequacy when we just wouldn’t learn the way a teacher wanted in our middle or elementary school years. Maybe it wasn’t us struggling to do the math or read all the literature, but we certainly can all relate to the struggles someone in our class faced in trying to learn with presentations where the point was just not coming across.

Type of learners, man giving a presentation

THE AMOUNT OF LEARNING STYLES

Let’s start by getting it out of the way that you can find diverse labelings of learning styles depending on the model and methodology you look up, and on which currents of thought those are based.

LEARNING METHODS AND INTELLIGENCE

Before we move on any further, however, we need to stress out just how important it is to comprehend that the type of learning someone exercises best has nothing to do with intelligence. Thus, grasping certain pieces of information that have been presented one way quicker than another is no reflection of the receiver’s IQ, but of their ideal learning methods. Keep that into account; it will be crucial for how you approach presentations.

THE VARK MODEL

Most commonly, the theory will coincide in at least 4 basic learning styles, which are casually those pertaining to what is named the VARK model. Better conceived as an inventory, the title is truly an acronym that stands for the following styles:

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Reading/Writing
  • Kinesthetic

WHAT THERE IS TO GAIN

Before we move further, it is best we comprehend just what we actually gain by looking into learning modality preferences for presentations. In that sense and quite simply, better awareness of people’s learning styles can help presenters enhance an audience’s levels of comprehension, metacognition, and motivation. The more your audience can follow you, the better rapport you are able to create not only with you but your brand, business, product, idea and/or service. It’s an overall win-win.

FOR VISUAL GRASPERS

All the time spent creating charts and diagrams is aimed at keeping your visual learners attuned. With Slidebean, the factor of time spent creating just about any slide is significantly reduced with our Artificial Intelligence, but we know maps, diagrams, charts, graphs, arrows and all these visual resources for referencing information are the ones helping people understand in ways that deviate from words.

AUDITORY GAIN THROUGH PRESENTATIONS

Fortunately, this one is almost a given when you consider how you deliver presentations for auditory people all the time!

THE POWER OF OLD-FASHIONED READING

And writing! Though reading and writing go hand in hand in this learning method, for the sake of presentations, this category refers best to the text you display in slides. Following up with a report or essay might be what reading fellows need best to fully comprehend what you were trying to present. We know manuals to be useful in this category, as well, yet always also consider the practicality of the content you are delivering.

MAXIMIZING KINESTHETIC LEARNING

If you ever wondered what kind of learners are typically in an audience, the good news here is that the majority of the people in the seats as you present are likely to be kinesthetic learners.

CONCLUSIONS TO TYPES OF LEARNING

Though other methods beyond the VARK Model deal with linguistic, naturalist, musical, logical/mathematical and intra/interpersonal learning, our focus today with the VARK method has to do with the most common types of learners in presentation audiences, and how to maximize what we know about their preferred style of learning to crank our presentations up to include the most diverse amount of resources through which to sell our products, idea or business to diverse types of people. From investors to potential buyers, everyone you see on that seat in an auditorium or small office falls into a category of the diverse methods of learning. Take it into account as you put your presentations together and remember to spare up on time with our formatting AI tool! It just makes sense.

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