When transitioning to creating powerful learning events in the virtual domain, it's important to remember that we still can only retain seven things. As I've been sharing in recent Virtual Facilitation tips here at the blog it's really important in the virtual domain it to have an number of anchor points during calls and reminders of where you have been and where you are going. Some trainers are tempted to provide a long laundry list of ideas during a virtual event but keep in mind people may not be able to retain all that information.
As you go to prepare for your next virtual meeting or presentation, consider the top seven ideas you want to communicate. What’s important about them? How are they connected? What is the order in which they are important? Try to wean that down to three, These three may become the core focus of the call you lead. Consider how you can build in time to share and reinforce these three areas with your group - chunking it down to the three areas - start, middle and end.
There you go! It can be as easy as that to be able to chunk down your next training or call.
Have a great week,
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