How long is your concentration span? I bet it’s a lot shorter than it used to be and I bet the same goes for your delegates. Whether you’re delivering a “live” course or a virtual course, there are so many more distractions these days.
No matter how good a trainer you are, no matter how interesting a trainer you are, no matter how much the delegates want to learn, you’re going to be competing for their attention with their email/texts/Twitter/Facebook (tick all that apply).
It’s not just the delegates either. Go on, admit it, as soon as you say “OK let’s take a break”, you’re diving onto your computer or smartphone and checking your email/texts/Twitter/Facebook (tick all that apply)!
When it comes to virtual training, depending on what system is used to deliver the training you might be able to have some degree of interactivity with your delegates but even so, there’s no way that anybody can sit at a computer for a whole day.
So with that in mind, where I work, we’ve decided that all virtual courses must be limited to a maximum of 2 hours in duration with at least one break.
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know!