Last week I had an opportunity to accompany my daughter on a field trip to listen to a National Geographic photographer speak about the rainforest.
As we settled into our seats, I could hear students all over the auditorium shouting seemingly random letters.
At first it was: “A! A! A!”
And then “C! No, B! It’s B! B! B!”
Then I looked at the huge screen hovering above the stage and realized they were shouting out answers to trivia questions. There was a buzz in the air even before the speaker took the stage. I loved it. And I immediately began thinking of ways that trainers and presenters could imitate this idea.
I created a short slide deck of trivia questions and fun facts around basic adult learning and training skills.
Walking into a training room can be awkward, especially if participants don’t know one another. Those minutes prior to a presentation can also be golden minutes to “prime” the participants even before the presentation begins.
Why not have a slide deck that is set to advance automatically every 20 seconds with a series of fun facts and trivia questions about the content you’re going to cover? It might break the ice and get your learners curious about your content.
If you want to try this out, feel free to download the slide deck here. And don’t forget to drop me a line and let me know how it went.
Digital interaction not enough? Want to grab a cup of coffee and chat?
If you’re in the Seattle-area, drop me a line any time (brian @ endurancelearning.com).
I’ll be leading several sessions in the DC-area May 1-3 and would love to chat with like-minded folks in our nation’s capital during that stretch.
I’ll be in Austin, TX, for a conference June 6-10.
Want to get more people at your organization training like a champion? Drop me a line and I’d be happy to work with you (brian @ endurancelearning.com)!