This is a presentation I found on Slideshare:
That’s one heck of an “introduction,” no?
What did you learn… that you’ll retain? Did you ask yourself what happens if you’re both an “accute” observer and also “future oriented”? Did it cross your mind that the fact the test is based on Jung’s work means nothing? (Jung himself disassociated from from the MBTI.)
Or did the information flash too quickly for you to absorb its meaning?
Let’s assume for a moment that this presentation represents the content in a 90 minute program.
By the way, I have no reason to assume this. For all I know, this could be the material for a week-long seminar. If it is, great. But assuming my 90 minute program, it’s too much. So let’s assume the 90 minute program… it’ll make for a better blog post.
When you teach professionals, you’re talking to a group of people who aren’t experts like you and who don’t live and breathe this stuff every day. You have to give them bite-sized information nuggets, in digestible quantities, if you want them to learn anything at all.
You can’t jam pack a course on soft skills to the gills with information. You have to allow time for the information to seep in. As a teaching methodology, cramming soft skills material doesn’t work any more than eating a week’s worth of calories in one sitting.
Say less. Take your time. Your brain will process this information very quickly, but this information isn’t meant for your brain. And that other part of you that this information is designed for? That part digests information much more slowly.
Jason Seiden is CEO of Ajax Workforce Marketing. Ajax amplifies brands by aligning employees' online messaging.