So you’re doing a workshop. And you explain a concept.
Then you ask the audience if they get it.
And the answer is usually in the affirmative.
Audience members get it—if you’ve done a good job of explaining the concept.
But they’ve only got it intellectually.
Because all you have to do is get them to do an exercise.
Get them to implement what you’ve just taught them.
And all hell will break loose.
They’ll make mistakes. They’ll do silly things that you just don’t expect.
And you’ll wonder…
Did they really get it?
No they didn’t.
Because one of the element of consumption is not just getting it, but implementing the concept.
And the best way to get someone to implement a concept is to isolate some of the components and then highlight them.
So the old becomes the new.
As this video below aptly (and very accurately) demonstrates.
Let the irony of this video not be lost on you.