The Change Principle


We’ve all sat through boring training videos. The 20-minute “talking head” on ethics. The thought leader droning on about a new leadership theory. The screen cast on how to file expense reports with a new computer system.

Do these sound like your videos? If so, your learners might be bored.

An easy solution to making instructional video more interesting is to regularly change the shot.

This is a time-tested technique used by television producers to make boring content look more interesting, and prevent people from turning away from the screen.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this in a post I wrote for ATD’s technology blog

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