Published on March 5, 2014
6 Tips to Power Through a Numbered List Article 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:skyman/freedigitalphotos.net
Ah yes, the numbered list article. Some share useful information, common sense reminders, or inspire a genuine mid-day LOL moment. So how do YOU power through numbered list articles in the middle of a busy day? Speed-read on, my friends… 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:stockimages/freedigitalphotos.net
1 Read only the text in bold. If you are still reading tip number one then you are not following this tip. Move on, time is a wastin’. 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:stockimages/freedigitalphotos.net
2 Read only even number tips. This would mean you would now move to number four on this list and get through the list in half the time of everyone else. But not as fast as readers that followed tip number 1. 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:ambro/freedigitalphotos.net
3 Just read the first & last numbers The objective of the first tip is that it is so awesomely engaging that it leads you to the next tip. The purpose of the last tip is to leave a lasting impression which makes it very important. 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:imagerymajestic/freedigitalphotos.net
4 Read only odd numbered tips. If you follow tip two then it is too late to follow this tip, however, you may still be able to power through a numbered list article if the list has more even numbers than odd numbers. 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:imagerymajestic/freedigitalphotos.net
5 Only read the opening and closing summaries. The first will tell you why you need to read the list. The last paragraph will summarize the entire piece. 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:phaitoon/freedigitalphotos.net
6 Read the title & don’t click the link! Take a moment to read why you “should” read the list. How many tips can you think of without even clicking? If you truly feel you must have more information, by all means, click. If the title alone inspires you to be the best you can be then maybe that’s enough. Get back to work. 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:stocckimages/freedigitalphotos.net
And In Conclusion… Numbered lists may focus on how to improve your performance or industry knowledge – a good thing. Just be sure that the result is an increase productivity and not wasted time. 2014 ©The Gija Group, LLC. All Right Reserved. Image:ambro/freedigitalphotos.net
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