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[Training Activity] Wheel of Fortune

Hi,

Today I want to share with you an activity that I do in virtual sessions all the time. It is a change from the usual stuff that happens in most sessions, and can re-focus attention.

It’s called the Wheel of Fortune (after the hit TV series from the 70s).

A wheel is presented and shows multiple options. Clicking on it starts rotating the wheel. When the wheel stops, whichever option it stops at becomes the selected choice. Simple enough?

You can visit pickerwheel.com to create your own wheel and to customize your options. It’s a very powerful tool and allows Normal Mode, Elimination Mode and Accumulation Mode. Visit the site to know more.

Here are some ways in which you can use a Wheel of Fortune:

1. Select someone in your learners to answer a question at random

2. Sort team members (and leaders) to teams at random. Or pick team names.

3. Brainstorm a list of topics for discussion. Select a topic, or two, from them to dig deeper

4. Any other kind of selection from a choice of multiple options

I use this a lot in my sessions. Curiosity, anticipation and randomness are a great combination to create some fun. This works really well in virtual sessions with a shared screen. It works even better in classroom sessions (when they start).

Give it a shot and let me know how it goes for you.

Spin it to win it,

Abhilash