The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills

Little Book of Talent videos help your kid develop skills in everything

We recently posted a review of Daniel Coyle’s Little book of Talent. To quote Sara Smeaton, who reviewed the book, “[This book] is for parents, teachers, coaches, and anyone who has something new to learn; in other words, everyone”.

Coyle has brought a few of his tips to life by posting bite-size videos on YouTube that are complete with illustrations. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the book yet these videos are a great taste of the what the The Little Book of Talent has to offer. And even if the book is currently on your bedside table these video tips are a helpful reminder of simple changes you can make today.

Just a few of the 52 tips in the book are available as videos. Each one takes less than two minutes to watch and will help you reframe the way you think about developing your child’s talents. How will you use these tips in your daily life?

  • Tip #14: Take off your watch – Coyle explains that it’s not the amount of time you spend practicing that counts but the number of quality repetitions that matter. A must-see for parents.
  • Tip #21: Think in vivid images – Coyle shows that people learn better when they are given vivid images to explain an action rather than a vague image.
  • Tip #42: Coach with vivid information – Coyle debunks the myth that great coaches inspire large groups of people by delivering epic speeches. The truth is that great coaching is done by connecting with people by providing short and vivid pieces of information.

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