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