Tip #368: How to Make a Boring Topic Interesting

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“Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.”
Helen Gurley Brown

“Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.”
Hilaire Belloc

There are no boring topics, there are only boring training methods. Topics that are highly technical and very dry are typically considered boring. However, the topic is really not the problem. The problem is the training method, which is almost always a lecture. There are many ways to enliven a highly technical or dry topic:

1. Approach the topic from a different perspective.

Instead of citing rules and regulations, put the participants in the role of individuals who need to work within or apply those … Read the rest