In this creative writing exercise delegates change a given instruction to a funny statement that is deemed more effective. The humour helps to increase the likelihood of the instruction being followed and also make it more memorable. It is a good exercise for writing short instructions/signs to be used in public places.
Convert a typical instruction found in public to something that is more engaging and more likely to be followed.
Explaining the Exercise: 2 minutes
Activity: 20 min creative writing + 10 min sharing = 30 minutes
Group Feedback: 10 minutes
What do you think of other delegate’s statements? Which one was your favourite statement and why? What strategy did you follow to make the instruction more engaging? Were you inspired by examples of others? Would you consider changing your statement to improve it?
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