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Another #IWD2023 blog post, this is by Fran Harrison from QA.

Answer this question: when you’re developing or delivering a new learning experience, what’s the very first thing you normally do? In those first few seconds of your audience’s time?







We have something vitally important to communicate. It’s all too tempting to jump straight in with the learning outcomes; the introduction; the learning.

Now imagine you’re the audience in that scenario. How are you feeling? If it kicked straight off with information, the chances are you’ll have settled back for a relaxing listen or read.

Research on creating first impressions suggests you have as little as 7 seconds. When your learners meet your learning for the first time, how long do you have? Try re-reading this post from below the initial question and “thinking space”. Different?

Use those first seconds wisely.

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