I usually hate stuff that is forwarded to me via email. But I thought this was interesting.

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheear ch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it

So. Can you read it?

What’s My Point?  I’m not sure I have any brilliance today, but I can tell you that this cool paragraph would make a fun and funny meeting warm up.  Do your meetings lag?   Find you team checking their watches a bunch?  Feel like you’re not getting the most creativity out of your gang?  Then meeting warmups might work for you.

This would be a cool thing to pass out at the beginning of a business meeting. It’s fun and funny, would get people in a creative frame of mind. Have your team — as a team — write out the goals for that meeting in this style. Then go for it…. my guess is that meeting will be way better than if you just launch into it.

As a side note…this “warm up” is a great way to start if you’ve never done anything other than, “Ok, let’s start,” at the start of your session.  Don’t try some of the more “risky” games at first. Let your team get used to the concept of you starting with something fun and mind-rattling.  Then you can move on.  This wacky paragraph is a easy, safe and fun way to get them thinking, “Ok, now I’m ready to work.”

Can you read it?

Do you think this type of warm up would work for your group? Leave a comment with your best meeting warm up.  I dare ya!  Tell me what you think!



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