If learners are not distracted while they are in your training session, they are said to be paying Attention.
Educators blame the Learner for not paying attention, and the Learner blames the educator for not being worthy of attention.
If learners remember/use what they learn in your training session, they are said to have some Retention.
Educators blame the Learner for not making notes and not revising, and the Learner blames the educator for not saying anything memorable.
To use a crude/cliché example: You need to know how to take the horse to water, but the horse needs to be thirsty and willing to drink too.
Do the best you can, but don’t blame yourself all the time if there is no Intention on the other side.
On a two-way street,