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DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 354 February 19, 2013




The Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future program's primary purpose is to teach some psychological principles and how to apply them to be more successful. The program is a game show which is educational and a ton of fun! I would suggest that the program is more fun than most parties and more information will be remembered and applied than from a traditional lecture!

On February 12, 2013 I led one of these Games programs at Becker College in Worcester MA. The venue was a very nice lecture hall. Our food/catering was simple -- store baked cookies from Price Chopper (which were excellent!), Hershey's candy bars and kisses, and soda. The event was attended by students and faculty alike.

Given the proximity of the event to Valentine's Day as well as some famous patriot's birthdays (February 12, the date of the event is Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's is the 22nd) the themes for the event were Valentines Day and Happy Birthday.

The program included activities for all attendees such as spelling the word SPOT really fast five times, and then answering the question “What do you do at a green light?” People wanted to say “Stop”, but of course, the right answer would normally be “Go.” There were also a number of on stage activities in which the audience observed one or a few selected participants performing a variety of tasks. In one of these on stage performances, for example, a participant performed a variety of activities while wearing inversion prisms which made everything appear to be upside down.

At the conclusion of the program the audience selected a Champion from all of the semifinalists. Prizes with Valentines and Birthday themes were awarded to the Champion, semifinalists and other participants at the conclusion of the program.

Rather than gift wrapping her prizes, The champion (Heather Redgate) was blindfolded for the awards ceremony and figured out what her prizes were as they were presented to her. She stood in front of a white board containing messages written for her (while she was blindfolded, of course!!!) by friends and colleagues.

At the conclusion of the program, attendees wrote a one word evaluation of the program which was translated into a word cloud by the Wordle(TM) tool as shown in the photo above. Other photos shown include the photo album cover from the event, the champion's certificate, and a photo of the champion posing in front of the white board with her messages

Room decorations were limited to setting up a prize table, because the room did not become available to us until shortly before program was scheduled to begin.

A complete photo album of the event may be viewed on SlideShare. A link to the password protected videos of the activities is available upon request.

The Champion Award Ribbons were made by Hodges Badge Company.

The inversion prisms (which make everything look upside down) were made by PsychKits.

Custom made gift items including magnets, t-shirts, hats and trophy labels were printed by VistaPrint.

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
pss4005013
pss4005013
Posts: 1 March 8, 2013
Good one, it is very appreciable. You really give a fantastic idea fro increasing knowledge & more interesting parties.
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 354 March 8, 2013
Thank you, pss4005013, for your thoughtful comment. Much appreciated.

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 354 July 29, 2013
One of the Games from this program, Are You Missing Your Own Reflection?, was described in Volume 2 Issue 5 of the Rhode Island Small Business Journal (RISBJ).

Ron
Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 354 Schnecksville, PA October 7, 2013


On October 5, 2013 I presented my Education By Entertainment program titled Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare for our Future to students and faculty at the Synergy 2013 conference in Schnecksville, PA. .

While the program content was similar to the 2013 Becker College program and the 2012 Bryant University program, each Education by Entertainment program really takes on a personality of its own depending upon who is in the audience.

The Synergy participants learned a lot, enjoyed the program and had a ton of fun as you will see when you view the 2013 Synergy photo album. The album cover and champion certificate are shown above.

A special congratulations to:
    • Francesca Prendes, Champion
    • Laura Bauder, Semifinalist
    • T. J. Druweay, Semifinalist
    • Katy Bills, Semifinalist
    • Emily Dawson, Semifinalist
    • Victoria White, Semifinalist
    • Jackie Haiem, Semifinalist
      A special thanks for the:

      Ron
      Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph. D.
      Education by Entertainment
      edited by DrRonShapiro on 10/7/2013
      DrRonShapiro
      DrRonShapiro
      Posts: 354 Irvine, California November 19, 2013


      On November 15, 2013 I presented my Education By Entertainment program titled Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future to students at Irvine Valley College in Irvine CA.

      While the program content was similar to other Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future programs, each Education by Entertainment program really takes on a personality of its own depending upon who is in the audience.

      The Irvine Valley College students learned a lot, enjoyed the program and had a ton of fun as you will see when you view the photo album and award certificates.

      A special congratulations to:
      • Sahar Ghorany, Champion
      • Nishant Karvinkop, Semifinalist
      • Bryant Banh, Semifinalist
      • Rod Heicezifor, Semifinalist
      • Noel Hong, Semifinalist
      • Adam Keppler, Semifinalist
      • Kyra Smith, Semifinalist
      • Jen Uhlman, Semifinalist
      A special thanks to:

      Ron
      Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph. D.
      Education by Entertainment
      edited by DrRonShapiro on 11/19/2013
      edited by DrRonShapiro on 11/19/2013
      DrRonShapiro
      DrRonShapiro
      Posts: 354 Providence, Rhode Island November 27, 2013


      On November 25, 2013 I presented my Education By Entertainment program titled Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future to students at The Met School in Providence RI.

      While the program content was similar to other Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future programs, each Education by Entertainment program really takes on a personality of its own depending upon who is in the audience.

      The Met School students learned a lot, enjoyed the program and had a ton of fun as you will see when you view the photo album and award certificates.

      A special congratulations to:
        • Jenna D’Attilio, Champion
        • Kemely Delasnueces, Semifinalist
        • Amy Ramos Lopez, Semifinalist
        • Brandi-Leigh McCray, Semifinalist
        • Stacie Miranda, Semifinalist
        • Silena Pimenses, Semifinalist
        • Pamela Ruemmele, Semifinalist
          A special thanks to:


          Ron
          Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph. D.
          Education by Entertainment
          edited by DrRonShapiro on 11/27/2013
          edited by DrRonShapiro on 11/27/2013

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