Train Both Sides Of The Brain With Meeting Games
What did one side of the brain say to the other side?
Nothing, they don’t communicate.
Ok, it’s a bad joke, but it demonstrates the fact that our brain has two hemispheres that work in different ways.
The most effective direct sales training should take into account both sides of the brain by stimulating both “right-brained” and “left-brained” people to think with their opposite side.
Train Both Sides Of The Brain
When you apply the game mentality to your team meeting planning the training impact will be greater because you will be able to train both sides of the brain.
Direct sales businesses are rarely associated with game mentality which is why using games makes learning so effective.
- Concerned with the parts of the whole
The right side of the brain is:
- Concerned with the whole
Effective sales team training should utilize exercises and games that stimulate, challenge, and exercise both sides of the brain. Your team’s growth and profitability will be accelerated by using a variety of different exercises.
Train Left Side Thinkers
Left brain thinkers are more analytical so it is important to stimulate their right brain activities. For members of your sales team who are left-brained, it is important to train with exercises and games that avoid using logic only.
The exercises should also use images and visualization techniques that stimulate creativity. Getting team members to listen to music or draw will stimulate their right-side thinking and encourage them to be more creative.
Training Right Side Thinkers
Right side thinkers usually detest details; training exercises should attempt to get team members to think about the small details of a situation or a problem.
Get them to look at the components of something instead of just looking at the big picture.
Other exercises should teach how to make schedules, set goals, record the progress toward these goals, and take a sequential approach to problem solving. Working with numbers will also help to stimulate the left brain.
Successful Consultant Training
Using both sides of your brain in training will create a more successful direct sales consultant.
To be the most successful that you can be, it is essential that the two sides of your brain work together.
The right side of your brain wants to push limits and boundaries, while the left side wants to put everything in a box, count it, and categorize it.
By working together, the right side of your brain will design a creative promotional campaign while the left side of your brain will take what has been created, break it into sequential components, quantify it, and count the money it makes.
The Game Leverages Leadership Efforts
Good leaders use games or gaming as a leadership training tool. You can develop creativity in left-brain thinkers and to encourage right-brain thinkers to work successfully with details.
Give your sales team the tools they need to succeed by training with exercises and simulated situations that work both sides of the brain.
Though the two hemispheres of the brain sometimes act like opposing forces, it is possible to have them working together. When the two sides communicate, your team sales will go up.
Early Bird Meeting Game Idea
Be creative when thinking about your team training and I am sure you will come up with lots of game ideas. Icebreakers for team training or themes also engage both sides of the brain.
One game idea is the “Early Bird” game.
- Great for a group from 8-30 consultants.
- Form 2 teams.
- Take a saying or quote that can have multiple meanings: “The early bird may get the worm but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese!”
- Give each team 5-12 minutes to develop a 60 second presentation on what it means as it relates to business.
- After each team presents their theory then a discussion takes place.
This game provides training in strategies, team work, presentation and decision making. Be creative. This is fun, engaging and educational!
What did one side of the brain say to the other side? “Hey, let’s work together and we can make more money!”