You may have heard the expression “A picture is worth a thousand words” – meaning that it’s easier to explain something using images than words.
Whilst this is often true, it’s not always the case.
There are different ways in which people can learn information:
… and not everyone has the same preference.
While I may learn best by doing, you may prefer to read an instruction manual.
What impact do learning styles and preferences have on video production?
When you’re producing your videos try to incorporate as many of the different learning styles as possible. Your video will be visual/auditory by default; so see if you can also include some images, diagrams and text, and actively ask your viewers to do something in response to help reinforce your message for kinaesthetic learners.
Also, look for opportunities to reinforce your message through another learning style. Here are some ideas:
A top tip to remember
Video is a tool for communication and some people will respond to it better than others – according to their preferences. The more you can think about the different ways people like to discover new information, the more engaging your communications will be.
Your viewers will love you for it! ?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the different learning styles and how they influence your video production. What works best for you?
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