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How we learn and our strategies to achieve learning
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Get Their Attention and Create Connection with Story

Get Their Attention and Create Connection with Story | Education and Training |

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has estimated that the human attention span dropped from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to just 8.25 seconds in the year 2015. Speaking from personal experience, I’m sure there are plenty of things that have held my attention for far longer than that.


But absent anything else that really interests me at any given moment, 8.25 seconds actually sounds about right. Assuming this is what we have to work with, it's unlikely that anyone is going to pay more attention to us simply because we ask them to. Instead, we’ll probably need to give them something more compelling to pay attention to.


One way to capture people’s attention is to engage them in the fine art of storytelling.


Via The Learning Factor, Lianne Picot, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Suvi Salo
Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 7, 2015 4:19 PM

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Lianne Picot's curator insight, October 8, 2015 10:50 AM

You have 8.25 seconds. Tell a brief GOOD story to get attention. This article is a good reminder of how distracted people are these days. Use story and they are more likely to look up from their laptops.

This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at You can find Lianne talking story at

Stefano Manca's curator insight, October 9, 2015 5:57 AM

If we have only 8.25 seconds of attention from out listenere there is the right way of being interesting or is better to change the approach and become relevant to the listener before even starting the conversation ?

Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age!

'Salinger' and the Future of Multi-Platform Storytelling

'Salinger' and the Future of Multi-Platform Storytelling | Education and Training |

Filmmakers are increasingly employing apps, graphic novels, games and books to immerse audiences in their narratives (and, of course, to market their films). This digital age asks filmmakers to develop their stories across channels, screens and communities. Let's take a look at some of the ways storytellers are using - and will use - newer platforms to engage audiences.

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 14, 2013 2:42 PM

Ron Mwangaguhunga:  "With the success of the "Salinger" synergistic multiplatform strategy, we take a look at the ways filmmakers are telling stories with games, apps, books, and graphic novels."

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:49 AM

No going back. Multiple platforms all the way ...

Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from 21st Century skills of critical and creative thinking!

What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating

What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating | Education and Training |

Challenging our assumptions is what Malcolm Gladwell does best. To see how he does it, let’s take a look at what Davis called The Index of the Interesting. Davis classified 12 different ways of challenging conventional wisdom, and Gladwell’s key ideas map beautifully onto at least five of them.

Via Sharrock, Lynnette Van Dyke
Sharrock's curator insight, October 7, 2013 9:44 AM

These five key ideas are helpful when exploring concepts and research. The author's analysis also helps me consider ways to improve my wriring.