The first time you hear something it has novelty value. You may reject it if it is not favourable to you or you may put it aside.
Exercise is good for you.
The more you hear the same message, the more likely you are to remember it. The better you remember it , the more likely you are to act on it.
If the message is just repeated in the same way it becomes boring.
So, devise ways of repeating your main point when presenting or speaking without becoming boring. A simply way is to offer examples and follow up with the main point again.
Here’s an example of an example.
We know we should call 000 if we suspect that someone in our presence is having a stroke. Call 000 if you think someone is having a stroke. Pretty obvious.
Let’s revisit this same message in four different ways.
Call 000 Fast.
If the person’s Face is lopsided. If one side is paralysed. Call 000 fast
If the person can’t hold both Arms out straight in front of them. If one arm won’t behave. Call 000 fast
If the person’s Speech is garbled. Call 000 fast
If the person can’t poke their Tongue straight out. If it pulls to one side. Call 000 fast
FAST is Face, Arm, Speech & Tongue.
The message is to call 000 fast before more damage is done.
The four examples repeat the same message but add variety and make the message familiar.
So repeat your message if you want people to remember it. Say it once and they will deny hearing it. Say it with interesting examples and they will remember and more likely take action.
Paddy Spruce 03 9808 8990