Doing things differently gets attention

I’m all about creating a sumptuous banquet of learning opportunities that participants can’t help themselves but dive into.  One way to do that is to do things differently.

Doing things differently gets our brain’s attention.  “Hey you gray matter – pay attention – something unusual is happening.” Synapses fire, eyes sparkle and our participant’s attention is in the bag.

Here’s one way to do things differently as a corporate trainer – put your learning on a map or a graph.

How would you diagram the line between power and compensation?  Try this.

What about how creative destruction can be fun or awful?  See this graph.

All graphs are from This is indexed – originally “a little project that allows Jessica Hagy, the author, to make fun of some things and sense of others without resorting to doing actual math.” You can even buy a book of postcards with the graphs and venn diagrams.

Apparently doing things differently gets attention as the site’s not so little anymore.

What can you do differently in your training?


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