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Jolts! Activities to Wake Up and Engage Your Participants

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Jolts! Activities to Wake Up and Engage Your Participants

Sivasailam Thiagarajan, Tracy Tagliati

ISBN: 978-0-470-94864-4 February 2011 Pfeiffer 272 Pages

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Praise for Jolts!

"Only Thiagi and his co-author, Tracy, could have devised a list of 50 magical learning moments that are concise and certain to JOLT learners into new perspectives and profound insights. If you facilitate group learning or change management, you won't want to miss this one!"
Elaine Biech, author of Business of Consulting and Training for Dummies

"Give your training sessions a jump start with Jolt activities in less than 5 minutes. These easy-to-use creative techniques help learners gain instant insights. Not just session starters, this collection is a valuable addition to any trainer's bookshelf."
Jean Barbazette, president, The Training Clinic, and author of The Art of Great TrainingDelivery and Managing the Training Function for Bottom-Line Results

"As a Charter Member of BFT (Borrow from Thiagi) Club, I've been adapting Thiagi's training activities for decades. I have built college courses and training workshops around Thiagi and Tracy's jolts. Use the jolts from this book as a way to instantly and successfully engage your participants with your topic."
Steve Sugar, author of Games That Teach

Jolt|jolt|: a powerful training tool that will help you engage your participants and focus attention on your learning event.

Master trainer Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan and co-author Tracy Tagliati introduce a brand-new set of powerful training activities specially designed to get participants to sit-up, listen, and learn—to jolt them into a new level of participation, activity, and change.

The forty-seven games and activities in Jolts! are interactive and emotionally charged—carefully chosen for their ability to make participants think, and think differently.

When you really need to give your participants a powerful wake-up call, startle them into re-examining their assumptions and habitual practices, or encourage self-reflection, problem solving, and fresh perspectives—zap them with Jolts!

On the Website ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Part 1—What Jolts Are and How To Use Them

Chapter 1—What Are Jolts and How Can I Use Them? 3

Chapter 2—Story of a Jolt 7

Chapter 3—Types of Jolts 11

Chapter 4—Conducting Jolts 17

Chapter 5—Facilitating Jolts 23

Chapter 6—Debriefing Jolts 27

Part 2—A Collection of Jolts

Introduction to Part 2 43

Jolt 1—Alliances 49

Jolt 2—By the Numbers 53

Jolt 3—Clock on the Ceiling 57

Jolt 4—Dear John 61

Jolt 5—Decode 67

Jolt 6—Dollar Auction 73

Jolt 7—Don’t Lift the Pen 77

Jolt 8—Double Talk 83

Jolt 9—Double Your Money 85

Jolt 10—Draw a Hand 89

Jolt 11—Draw a Tree 91

Jolt 12—Ears for Smiley 93

Jolt 13—Enjoy and Learn 97

Jolt 14—Excited 99

Jolt 15—First Touch 103

Jolt 16—Free! 107

Jolt 17—Free Time 111

Jolt 18—How Fast? 115

Jolt 19—How Many Squares? 121

Jolt 20—Last Week 125

Jolt 21—Limits 131

Jolt 22—Long Words 133

Jolt 23—Me and My Team 137

Jolt 24—Memory Test 141

Jolt 25—Mingle 145

Jolt 26—New Word 149

Jolt 27—Newton 153

Jolt 28—Next Action 155

Jolt 29—Palm to Palm 157

Jolt 30—Paper Money 159

Jolt 31—Photo Analysis 163

Jolt 32—Positive Spin 169

Jolt 33—Psychic Cards 171

Jolt 34—Say It in Sequence 175

Jolt 35—Scrambled Words 179

Jolt 36—Sequencing 183

Jolt 37—Shapes and Colors 189

Jolt 38—Six Tiles 193

Jolt 39—Stroop 199

Jolt 40—Synchronized Clapping 203

Jolt 41—Team Planning 205

Jolt 42—Team Power 213

Jolt 43—Teamwork 219

Jolt 44—The Training Story 223

Jolt 45—Visualize a Tree 227

Jolt 46—What’s Funny? 229

Jolt 47—What’s Measured? 233

Jolt 48—Wobegon 239

Jolt 49—Workers and Watchers 243

Jolt 50—Your Choice 247

About the Authors 251

Index 253