Mini-Lesson Mondays for Young Entrepreneurs – Are they the wave of the future?
You may have heard that the focus of a human being has been compared to that of a goldfish.
In a recent article by a colleague of mine, Jenna Atkinson, in our local business magazine (In Business Magazine) quoted that Time magazine published an article called, “You Now Have a Shorter Attention Span Than a Goldfish.” It reported on how an increasingly digital lifestyle has reduced the average person’s attention span from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to eight seconds in 2015.
The average attention span of a goldfish? Nine seconds. Scary right?!
Then a few months ago, I read an article in HR magazine about how micro-learning is becoming more popular. The article discusses a company that uses 4 minute videos to teach concepts and the employees can come back and view them as needed.
And then I began to think about my own attention span – I am currently taking an Internet Marketing course that is broken down into small segments of reading and video. Each lesson’s content is no longer than a few minutes. In addition to short quizzes, they give you an assignment based on the content you just learned so you can apply it. I really like this type of learning, I can fit it in when I have a few minutes and can come back to it when I need it.
That is why I decided to create Mini-Lessons for Young Entrepreneurs. Each Monday, I post a short video on my YouTube channel with a new mini-lesson that will help young entrepreneurs come up with a business idea, business name and help them get it up and running. The videos are short with the majority of them being less than 3 minutes long and each one gives a short assignment to write in their ‘entrepreneur notebook’. If you haven’t checked it out yet, Click HERE for the Mini-Lesson Monday for Young Entrepreneurs Playlist.
I would love to hear what topics you are interested in for Mini-Lesson Monday so please share your ideas by commenting below or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org