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8 Jolts

Jolts are short activities usually 3 minutes.

JOLT 1 – CLAP

  • Clap after I say 3
  • Clap
  • 1, 2, Clap 3; everyone will clap when you do even though you told them to clap after 3. Why? Debrief: It’s not what you say; it’s what you do.

JOLT 2 – WORDS

Say 14 words; repeat one word often, say first word, last word and say an inappropriate word; have people write down all the words they remember.

Example:

  • Dream
  • Night
  • Sleep
  • Snore
  • Night
  • Nod
  • Mattress
  • Night
  • Insomnia
  • Artichoke
  • Blanket
  • Night
  • Sheet
  • Pillow

Ask about the above words but also ask bed; a word that wasn’t there. People wrote it.

Debrief: You remember the first and last thing you hear; you remember things you hear more than once; You remember things that don’t fit; You add things not there that do fit.

JOLT 3 – FINGER IN THE AIR

Clock on the ceiling, go clockwise; lower finger to waist level continuing to go clockwise; what do you see? Finger appears to go counter clockwise

Debrief: It’s how you perceive the problem

JOLT 4 – DAYS OF THE WEEK

  • Say days of the week out loud and stand up when done
  • Say days of the week out loud alphabetically and sit down when done

Debrief: When you learn something one way and have to learn it another way it takes time at it is more difficult.

FRIDAY, MONDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY THURSDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY

JOLT 5 – 3 RUBIES

  • 10, 20, 21
  • 3, 6, 7
  • 1000, 2000, 2001
  • Other examples:  4, 8, 9; 2, 4, 5; 10, 11, 12; 6, 10, 9003

Debrief: Hypothesis – Getting affirmation is meaningless; errors and wrong answers teach you things

JOLT 6 – GREEN DOT ON WHITE PAGE

  • What do you see?
  • Why did you concentrate on the green spot; not the big amount of white paper?

Debrief: Concentrate on the strengths, not the spots

JOLT 7- DRAW A TREE

  • Did you draw roots?

Debrief: We ignore the things we do not see

JOLT 8 – CREATE THE LONGEST SENTENCE YOU CAN

  • Use one word only for two minutes; then use two words only for one minute; the have a writer for 2 minutes.

Debrief: Focus on the speaker/customer; power balance is equal; concentrates your listening skill

Reference: Thiagi Thiagarajan

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Author:

Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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