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Skills Converged > 5 Useful Methods to Increase Attention and Focus

Skills Converged > 5 Useful Methods to Increase Attention and Focus | Serious Play | Scoop.it

To remain focused it is essential to practice paying attention and consciously reverse the filtering process. Several methods are presented here that allow you as a trainer to increase the attention of your delegates especially if they are attending a multi-day course where they are returning to the same training environment.

 

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Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You

Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You | Serious Play | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to solve problems in life is to use the mental model of inversion. Read this article to learn how to become a better thinker today.
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Caterpillar Traverse | Skills Converged

Caterpillar Traverse | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This is an entertaining team building activity where delegates get to practice working together towards a common objective while following certai
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31 Team Building Activities Your Team Will Actually Love

31 Team Building Activities Your Team Will Actually Love | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Looking for a team building activity for your next team retreat? Choose from these 31 team building activities and bring your team closer than ever!
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Coaching, Facilitação e Treinamento - As Diferenças - Aprendix

Coaching, Facilitação e Treinamento - As Diferenças - Aprendix | Serious Play | Scoop.it

“Facilitação, Coaching e Treinamento não são a mesma coisa?” Esta é uma das questões mais comuns que ouço ao interagir com clientes. E eu adoro esta pergunta, porque ela me permite ir mais fundo e descrever os valores distintos que cada uma dessas profissões agrega para um indivíduo e uma organização. …

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For Fun and Creativity, Try a Digital Sign Generator - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

For Fun and Creativity, Try a Digital Sign Generator - TechNotes Blog - TCEA | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Looking to add a little flair to student words and presentations? Try a digital sign generator. It will make your titles and headings pop!
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Ask These 9 Questions Before Every Meeting To Avoid Wasting Time

Ask These 9 Questions Before Every Meeting To Avoid Wasting Time | Serious Play | Scoop.it

A lot of meetings are pointless. But they don’t have to be. 

Before you get your team together for another pointless meeting, ask the following questions to ensure that it’ll be the most productive use of everyone’s time.


1. DO I REALLY NEED TO HOLD THIS MEETING?

2. WHAT IS THE GOAL?

3. HOW CAN I MAKE THIS MEETING MEMORABLE?

5. WHO REALLY NEEDS TO BE AT THE MEETING?

6.HOW CAN I TURN THE AGENDA ITEMS INTO ACTIONS?

7. HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS INCLUDED?

8. WHO IS THE BEST PERSON TO SPEAK ON EACH AGENDA ITEM?

9. HOW CAN I ENSURE THAT THIS MEETING IS THE BEST USE OF EVERYONE’S TIME?

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Facilitation Tools – Do's and Don'ts! | North Star Facilitators

Facilitation Tools – Do's and Don'ts! | North Star Facilitators | Serious Play | Scoop.it
10 categories of facilitation tools you should self assess regularly to ensure you are serving your groups needs best.
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15 Techniques to Implement Decisions – Ava S. Butler

15 Techniques to Implement Decisions – Ava S. Butler | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The 15 Techniques for Implementing Decisions demonstrate how to efficiently move a meeting group toward action. These techniques ensure agreement on actions, clarify roles and responsibilities, and formulate plans for review and follow-up. 

Techniques include: 

1. Chart Actions 
2. SMART Goals 
3. Test for Support 
4. Individual Action Planning 
5. Force Field Analysis 
6. Goal Plan Go 
7. Transformation Maps 
8. Project Charters 
9. Project Teams 
10. Project Plans 
11. Executive Steering Group 
12. Progress Reviews 
13. Roles and Responsibility Charting: RACI 
14. Stakeholder Identification and Planning 
15. Sustainability Analysis
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7 Techniques to Boost Creativity and Teamwork – Ava S. Butler

7 Techniques to Boost Creativity and Teamwork – Ava S. Butler | Serious Play | Scoop.it
My last twenty blogs described techniques for improving meeting productivity. The next seven blogs will describe meeting facilitation techniques to boost creativity and teamwork. They will include: 

 1. Thinking Outside the Box 
 2. New Glasses 
 3. Incrediballs 
 4. Team Learning 
 5. Two Truths and a Lie 
 6. Milestones 
 7. The Funeral
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Questions Students SHOULD Ask (aka “LEARNing THAT LASTS” – Pt 05)

Questions Students SHOULD Ask (aka “LEARNing THAT LASTS” – Pt 05) | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The "secret" (and, it ain't Victoria's) is OUT! Yes, it's all true...I too "flirt" with the "Dark Side" - the "Sith" who practice the dark arts of TEACHing and TRAINing. However, and as I pointed out, this is a "version" of the TEACHing/TRAINing Paradigm that does put LEARNing at the heart of its approach. This is the end of this "dizi" -…
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INFOGRAPHIC: Process Tools for Effective Meeting Facilitation

INFOGRAPHIC: Process Tools for Effective Meeting Facilitation | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Process tools are essential to meeting facilitation success. Here, we walk through 16 popular facilitation tools to help boost your meetings.
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How to Create Interactive PowerPoint Presentations

How to Create Interactive PowerPoint Presentations | Serious Play | Scoop.it

PowerPoint offers much more interactivity than many people realise. This post will show you how to easily create interactive PowerPoint
presentations that can be presented in accordance with your audience's needs.

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How Long Should Your eLearning​ Module Be?

How Long Should Your eLearning​ Module Be? | Serious Play | Scoop.it
How long should an eLearning module be? What is the ideal length? Can people concentrate for longer than their shoe size in minutes? What is the average attention span? Attention span is the amount of concentrated time a person can spend on a task without becoming distracted. Common estimates for sustained attention to a freely …
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Brain gym – simple exercises for a better mind and body

Brain gym – simple exercises for a better mind and body | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A simple series of exercises could help your brain function better, making you sharper, smarter - and far more confident.  Brain Gym comprises very easy body movements which have been designed to coax the two hemispheres of the brain to work in synchronisation. Apparently when our brains become balanced,  our whole bodies respond, revitalising our natural…
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Pizarras Virtuales – 9 Herramientas TIC para el Aula 

Pizarras Virtuales – 9 Herramientas TIC para el Aula  | Serious Play | Scoop.it

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Humor at Work — Better Results | More Fun

Humor at Work — Better Results | More Fun | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn how to use humor at work to increase productivity, reduce stress, and be happier.
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Resources by Seeds for Change

Resources by Seeds for Change | Serious Play | Scoop.it
So many resources and guides, designed to help you be more effective in your campaign, co-op or project.
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Techniques to Evaluate Meeting Effectiveness – Ava S. Butler

Techniques to Evaluate Meeting Effectiveness – Ava S. Butler | Serious Play | Scoop.it
As with any product or service, meetings need feedback from their customers (in this case participants) in order to continually increase their effectiveness. I plan to share four techniques that give meeting facilitators specific processes to obtain accurate information about the effectiveness of their meetings.

These four techniques include: 

1.  What Went Well/Opportunities for Improvement 
2. Once Around the Table 
3. Team Effectiveness Chart 
4. Written Questions
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8 Meeting Purposes -What Tasks Are You Asking Groups to Complete?

8 Meeting Purposes -What Tasks Are You Asking Groups to Complete? | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Consequently, using meeting time to determine the meeting deliverable indicates unclear thinking and weak methodology.  As a result, see the eight most common reasons or meeting purposes and benefits and problems associated with each.
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20 Techniques to Improve Meeting Productivity – Ava S. Butler

20 Techniques to Improve Meeting Productivity – Ava S. Butler | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Over my years as a meeting facilitator, I have identified twenty fundamental techniques for facilitating successful meetings. These essential productivity techniques provide specific, uncomplicated processes to define meeting behavior, keep meetings on track, improve the clarity of communication, and maintain maximum energy.

These 20 techniques include: 

Specific techniques for defining and controlling meeting behavior include: 
1. Introductions 
2. Clearing 
3. Ground Rules 
4. Pulse Check For keeping your meeting on track, use: 
5. Parking Lot 
6. Verbal Warnings 
7. The Bell 
8. Three P Statements 
9. Shredded Questions 
10. Self-Management 
11. Go/No Go 

 For improving the clarity of communication, apply: 
12. Charting 
13. Art 
14. Analogies and Metaphors 

 When you want to stimulate and maintain high energy, utilize: 
15. Breaks 
16. Movement 
17. Toys 
18. Music 

 When you want to increase participation, employ: 
19. Writing
 20. Small Groups
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19 Techniques to Gather Information – Ava S. Butler

19 Techniques to Gather Information – Ava S. Butler | Serious Play | Scoop.it
My next blogs give the meeting facilitator nineteen options for accumulating maximum information in record time. Some of these techniques can be used to gather information before meetings; others are designed for use within meetings; and one technique, the Delphi Technique, is designed specifically for use in place of a meeting. The broad range of these techniques ensures that they cover almost every potential situation. 

 The nineteen techniques include: 

  1. Open-Ended Questions 
  2. Individual Interviews 
  3. Focus Groups Questionnaires
  4. The Delphi Technique 
  5. Expectations Survey 
  6. Passing Notes 
  7. Skits
  8. Is/Is Not 
  9. Nominal Group 
10. Process Process 
11. Flowcharting 
12. Content Experts 
13. Prouds and Sorries 
14. Keep/Throw 
15. Working Break 
16. New Shoes 
17. Five Whys 
18. SWOTs 
19. Road Shows
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Put up a Parking Lot! - QLA Blog

Put up a Parking Lot! - QLA Blog | Serious Play | Scoop.it

The Parking Lot can be used to gather group, team or individual feedback, ideas and reflections. Stakeholder feedback is usually collected anonymously. This allows people to provide honest feedback in a safe and trusting environment.

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10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class via Ask a Tech Teacher 

10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class via Ask a Tech Teacher  | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Collecting class data, asking for feedback on activities, and pushing out quizzes used to be laboriously accomplished by passing out paper documents, collecting them as they dribbled in, and then c…

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At last, it is recommended working in CMYK mode other than RGB. vinyl banner design at is ordinarily imprinted on CMYK printing methodologies utilizing dissolvable inks. Instead of including on the printing framework to change your RGB (the default shading framework utilized on the PC) changes it yourself so you could perceive what you are en route to getting.

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PowerPoint to HD Video

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There is an increasing demand for good, HD video. Converting your
PowerPoint presentations into HD video is reasonably straight forward. That
said, many people are often left feeling frustrated with their results.
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