Dec 28th 2010 6:09PM As a part time martial arts instructor, I have learned how to effectively train someone, especially children; and it is often effective in instances as well.
The process I use is called P-C-P (Praise-Correct-Praise).
Start off by commenting on something good, for example, let's say you have a cat druid who is properly behind the target, but is doing crappy dps because he or she is spamming Mangle. You could start off by saying, "It's really cool that you are dpsing behind the target because I don't know how many feral druids I have seen that don't."
Then go into corrective actions. "But, I think you could do more dps if you start using your bleed effects" and then go on to explain a BASIC way to do that. You never want to correct more than one or two things or you will confuse the person. Even if they are the crappiest player in the world, correcting one thing may make a world of difference.
Then, later on, if you check the dps meters and said druid is doing much better, you tell them and praise them for it. Then, you might follow up with more advice to help them out.
By using PCP you get the person on friendly terms before they can become defensive. They are more likely to take action and think of you as a mentor. By praising afterwards you reinforce their new behaviors so that they will continue to do them into the future.
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