This course aims to provide learners with games, fun exercises and anecdotes which they can use in different scenarios, for the purposes of amusement and stress relief. The course will range from challenging but fun trivia and logic puzzles, to instructions on how to create items and perform certain tasks (e.g. juggling), to various quotes, stories and anecdotes, general knowledge information on the world around us, and finally funny pieces - just for your amusement.
The famous 'Dalai Lama' personality test started as a chain letter around the year 2000. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the Dalai Lama, and as a psychometrics instrument it can technically best be described as 'a load of nonsense'.
Puzzles, conundrums and lateral thinking exercises help team building, motivation, and will warm up any gathering. Puzzles and conundrums like these are great brain exercises, and are good illustrations of how the mind plays tricks.
Cybernetics is the science of control and communications in animals, including humankind, and machines. The study of cybernetics has been used in various ways since ancient times to attempt to explain and understand and manage the effective workings of all manner of systems - social, organisational, animal, mechanical, electronic and others. As such, the cybernetics concept (notably 'the first law of cybernetics') is immensely relevant to the modern development of management, and one's own role and potential within systems of all kinds.
Fantasticat is a concept for teaching and learning and for helping people - particularly children, but grown-ups as well - to identify, express and focus on their own unique personal talent and potential.
Juggling and learning how to juggle provide numerous team building and motivational opportunities. Juggling exercises are great warm-ups for training and conferences - juggling is fun, different and memorable. Juggling, and learning how to juggle are mentally and physically stimulating. The process of juggling, and learning how to juggle also provides a good analogy for the learning process - the way the mind and body learn and develop new skills. Playing with other games and toys such as plate-spinning also motivates, stimulates, and provides an enjoyable activity to create positive atmosphere and to build teams and teamwork.
Quotes and Stories - (13)
Free funny, entertaining, motivational and inspiring quotes from a variety of characters for personal enjoyment or for practical use.
Rudyard Kipling's (1865-1936) inspirational poem 'If' first appeared in his collection 'Rewards and Fairies' in 1909. The poem 'If' is inspirational, motivational, and a set of rules for 'grown-up' living.
The field of Intelligent Buildings, Intelligent Homes, Building Management Systems (BMS) encompasses an enormous variety of technologies, across commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic buildings, including energy management systems and building controls.
Just For Fun - (11)
Funny stories, jokes and general gaffes, purely for your personal entertainment and amusement.
Cliches and expressions give us many wonderful figures of speech and words in the English language, as they evolve via use and mis-use alike. Many cliches and expressions - and words - have fascinating and surprising origins, and many popular assumptions about meanings and derivations are mistaken. These cliches, words and expressions origins and derivations illustrate the ever-changing complexity of language and communications, and are ideal free materials for word puzzles or quizzes, and team-building games...