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Concentration Exercise: Focused Article Reading

Concentration Exercise: Focused Article Reading
Exercises, Productivity, Report Writing, Attention and Focus, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 84 Ratings :::: Monday, September 27, 2010

These days we read a lot. As the content consumption has gone up, our attention span seems to be going down. We might pay less attention to what we read, get less of it in and forget it quickly. In other words, in comes from one side, out goes the other side.

Naturally, this is a waste of our valuable time. If you are reading something, you might as well absorb everything it has. Perhaps you want to explain it to others later, so it pays to know the details but also be able to deliver it quickly depending on how much you have. This exercise helps delegates to increase their concentration while reading articles, reports or any written content.

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Concentration Exercise: Focus on a Single Thought

Concentration Exercise: Focus on a Single Thought
Exercises, Productivity, Stress Management, Attention and Focus, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 157 Ratings :::: Monday, August 2, 2010

The digital age has made it possible to multi-task. Multi-tasking increases productivity because you can do more in a given time. But can you? With certain activities, such as driving while listening to an audio book, this is highly productive. With some activities, you may easily end up producing sub-standard quality or finish none at all.

Like everything, if used excessively, it can actually reduce productivity. People who multi-task too much may start to suffer from lack of concentration. For example, you may sit behind a computer and decide to write a report. However, lots of unrelated ideas about you latest emails, browsing, conversations or daily activities can pop up in your mind that constantly slow you down.

It pays to practice concentration, so that when necessary you can focus as if nothing else matters and give a task your 100% effort.

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Writing Skills

Writing Skills
Exercises, Report Writing, Sales Skills, Marketing, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 65 Ratings :::: Monday, September 21, 2009

This series of exercises help the delegates to practice writing by observing and improving a variety of different sources. The list is intended as a starting point so you can get ideas about potential exercises. You can extend this list by thinking of many other ideas.

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Team Building Exercise: The Punch Line

Team Building Exercise: The Punch Line
Games, Exercises, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 110 Ratings :::: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This is a creative and energizing exercise which encourages thinking on the spot and also allows them to compete with each other. Delegate must complete a story based on a number of given punch lines in a competitive environment.

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Icebreaker: The Greatest Story Ever Told

Icebreaker: The Greatest Story Ever Told
Exercises, Icebreakers, Personal Impact, Attention and Focus, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 75 Ratings :::: Monday, January 12, 2009

Sometimes you need to give your delegates a creative exercise as an icebreaker which is also entertaining. The following gets people to laugh a lot but it also teaches them about the power of positive and negative narrative. The exercise encourages the delegates to speak in imaginative ways and promotes their creativity.

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Don't Say the Forbidden Words

Don't Say the Forbidden Words
Exercises, Team Building, Communication Skills, Report Writing, Attention and Focus, Marketing, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 90 Ratings :::: Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This is an exercise in describing objects so that delegates can improve their communication skills. It’s all too easy to use jargon and assume that everyone knows what you mean. However, you may need to downgrade and describe a product, a feature or a concept in simpler terms. This entertaining and competitive exercise helps the delegates to train their vocabulary skills and learn how to communicate effectively.

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Icebreaker: The Story Was …

Icebreaker: The Story Was …
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 34 Ratings :::: Saturday, August 23, 2008

This exercise helps individuals within each group to get to know each other better, work more creatively with each other and shows the effect of team work in a group.

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