Until the beginning of 2020, I gave face-to-face training sessions.
With name plates and flipcharts. With coffee pots and cheese sandwiches for lunch.
I can hardly imagine it anymore.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, I mainly see training participants on Zoom and Teams.
That has its drawbacks, but not only…
In online sessions, I started to discuss one communication technique much more often. And that worked out so well that I thought, why haven’t I done this before?
The technique is called ‘stringing’.
When you string, you connect a term you introduce to a term you’ve already used.
- As you grow older, your working memory deteriorates.
- This working memory deteriorates when certain brain circuits become less well connected.
- The decreased connectivity in these brain circuits is the result of problems with two so-called theta interactions.
A has to do with B, B with C, C with D. Etcetera.
On a shared screen, I use colors to analyze a text or a bullet list in this way. You usually don’t have a whole piece of text ready on a flipchart, do you?
Stringing is a simple technique, but it often greatly improves the flow and comprehensibility of a story.
PS Want to know more about stringing? I wrote this article about it.