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Training is Jealous


With COVID-19, many people have been pushed into unfamiliar territory: eLearning. What was once their room to command is now handled virtually and with it comes the challenge of constant distraction and peripheral vision. In the world of phones and Facebook, learners deal with constant competition, trying to pull them away from training. Not that this is done so intentionally, it's just so hard to ignore!


In this episode, I show off two my favorite tips for virtual content:

  1. Employing regular change on the screen. Deviations are things that we instinctively turn back to so doing this regularly on a video is a good way to pull a viewer back, if even for an instant, if their eyes have drifted off. From there, it's up to you to make good use of that newly reacquired attention.

  2. Use audible clues to recapture attention. Simple, subtle, but strong hints in your words that something important is about to occur. Again, if the training is happening in the background, you need to compete to get your viewer back, and a statement such as "Take a look at this" or "Here is an example" might create the kind of curiosity needed to pull your viewer back on screen.

There are so many more things you can do, but I figured I'd keep it simple for now! As always, so much more to come in the future! Thank you for watching! If you like what you see, give me a like on FB at https://www.facebook.com/trainingisblank/ or subscribe to my YouTube channel!

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