Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ice Breaker

Professional or Not?  Ask your audience to take a little scientific test designed to determine if a person is a professional. Have them write their answers down.

            1.         How do you put a giraffe in a refrigerator?
                        Correct answer:  Open the door and put him in.
            2.         How you put an elephant in a refrigerator?
                        Correct answer:  Take out the giraffe and put in the elephant.
            3.         The Lion King is hosting a conference.  All of the local animals are in attendance                                     but one.  Who is not present?
                        Correct answer:  The elephant, he is still in the refrigerator.
            4.         You are slated to be the final speaker at the conference. Unfortunately, to get there you                           have to swim a river inhabited by crocodiles.  What do you do?
                        Correct answer:  You swim; all of the crocodiles are all ready at the conference.

Point: A professional looks for the simplest solution (#1).  Keeps things simple (#2).
Recalls facts (the elephant is still in the refrigerator and thus can’t go to the conference-#3).
And, uses his/her deductive skills in problem solving (the crocodiles are at the conference- #4).  Side note:  most four year olds score 100% on this.

source: www.cprs.org/membersonly/Playful_Activities_that_Pay_Off.doc

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