The intro to my vlogging experiment: three and three.
Three concepts in three minutes. Why? Let me explain.
A few years ago I met this eccentric lady who was prolific in quite a few disciplines. In a conversation one day, she told me she had a PhD. I was a little surprised, honestly, because I never suspected she was also an academic. Turns out, her dissertation subject was focused on processes. Her thesis was that you could simplify any complex task down to three steps. This is how she developed an inordinate number of talents.
A few decades ago, when preachers were taught to construct sermons, the mantra was "three points and a poem." It was intended to help make messages more memorable. After talking to the PhD lady, I wondered if there was something much deeper at work here.
Hence, three points should work out here. Now about the three minutes, that's much easier.
I sometimes struggle for to be succinct. When I talk too long, I lose people. So I needed to impose a time limit. Three minutes seemed just about right.