Consider the occasional New Yorker cartoon. For $20 each, you can insert a witty and apropos cartoon into your deck and keep your group's attention. Plus that, you'll look urbane and well-read.

The Ten-Minute Window

DR. JOHN J. MEDINA is a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders.

Stay with me.

He also runs a site and authored a book entitled  “Brain Rules” in which he expounds upon “12 rules for surviving and thriving at work, home and school.”

Medina’s Rule #4 says “We don’t pay attention to boring things.”

Today’s blog focus, presentations.

Thousands of cartoons
Thousands of cartoons

Since presentations (and their presenters) are too often boring, we don’t pay attention to them — sometimes to our detriment.  Medina shows that every ten minutes or so our attention flags and we need a little shot of something to continue paying attention. He says this little shot should be ” emotionally relevant.”

Consider the occasional New Yorker cartoon.  For $20 each, you can insert a witty and apropos cartoon into your deck and keep your group’s attention.  Plus that, you’ll look urbane and well-read.

About Tamela M. Rich

From Charlotte, NC, Tamela writes books, articles, speeches and presentations for business professionals. From "the road" she writes about the people, places and experiences she discovers and the life lessons she learns from them. Invite her to share some of her lessons from the road at your next event!

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