Looks Like the Raptors, Sounds Like the Raptors, Feels Like the Raptors – visualizing and creating great events and activities
I love the Toronto Raptors. I live in Calgary and have been fortunate enough to attend some of their games. With a good game that place can get rocking. You walk in and people are wearing Raptors Jerseys. They have an awesome video introduction before the game. Banners, pictures, and displays make everything all about the Raptors. Close your eyes and the music is pounding and the crowd is cheering. The PA announcers make it sound like the greatest event ever. It feels exciting to be there, like I am a part of something big.
How does that compare to the events or activities we run at our schools or in our communities?
Not every event should simulate a Raptors game. But we should think before about how we want our events to look, sound, and feel. Then plan to make that happen. Phil Boyte and other Leadership Gurus use this technique to help their students be successful. Check out the attached lesson plan for a way to make your activities more successful.
Looking for an assignment you can use to build on a keynote or guest speaker presentation. Try this one attached above. Phil Boyte spoke at our school. His presentation was excellent and I highly recommend him. His website:
The day after his session we spent time debriefing what stood out to them. Then the class received this assignment so they could take the next step. What I like most is challenging them to apply a concept in their life and then report back. The quality of what I get back has been very good. You can adapt this assignment to any keynote or guest speaker. Good luck!