The Posner and Petersen Model

The brain has no off switch.  The people trying to pay attention to you, or to your material, simply cannot switch off all the scanning systems which are likely to distract them. But delving a bit deeper: what is going on in those brains, and can we use it to our own advantage? Michael I... Continue Reading →

Lights On, Nobody Home

Seven Ways to Preach a Lousy Sermon is an article by Pastor Ken Collins.  He talks about the attention span of a congregation.  He puts it like this: “You don’t need to put your watch on the pulpit to see if your sermon is too long—just watch the congregation. How many people are looking at... Continue Reading →

Waving at Concorde

When you stand up in front of a room of twenty people – to give a lunchtime talk, or a seminar – to give opening remarks, an informal speech, the fire safety instructions or a quick session on Buddhist philosophy – you might feel like you’re being watched closely by 20 pairs of eyes.  But... Continue Reading →

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