The questions in a game show are incredibly important for obvious reasons; they convey the training content and they affect the flow and effectiveness of the game show. Written incorrectly, questions can be confusing and detract from the game show as a whole
Trainers who use LearningWare's game shows are in absolutely every industry and institution. We've had trainers use game shows for training topics like: new product training, harassment, OSHA procedures, sales solutions, and even—yes, really--rocket science.
Not all game shows can fit all these diverse topics. Some game shows will fit topics more effectively than others.
LearnngWare's training game shows can be very similar to the game shows that we see on TV: they use elements of competition, they engage both the audience and the players, they are exciting to host and watch, and they're easy to conduct and play. Most TV game shows can be replicated fairly faithfully in a training or event situation.
Game shows by their very nature inspire competition. While a little healthy competition can be fun and engaging, some training scenarios call for a gentler approach to competition.
Here are a few tips on how to negate (and in some cases, eliminate altogether) extreme competition.
While the trainer can fulfill the role of a judge, there are several advantages to using a separate judge in your game show.
Playing a game show is usually a hassle-free, smooth, and pleasant affair. MOST of the time, trainees will be good sports, fair players and gracious winners (or losers). However, a small part of the time there are players who attempt to cheat, are bad sports, or break the game show rules.
If you should decide to use penalties (and not all trainers do) here are some suggestions.
This is inspired by a problem we were asked to solve for one of our clients. The trainer wanted to design workshops using game shows for their annual company-wide training session. The problem was that the workshops were not going to be divided by skill level--rather by product line. That meant that in any given room they could have experts mixed in with new hires.
A game show host has the ability to make or break a game show by controlling the experience of each participant or audience member. The host controls a game show's rules, pacing, audience involvement, and more. Here are five simple things that every host should do to make a positive difference within their game shows.
Playing a game show with a full class or a large number of participants can be a challenge. To keep game play running smoothly and chaos to a minimum, only a selection of trainees can actually answer questions at a given time.
Here are some tips to involve EVERYONE in your game show: