Squeezing “The Apprentice” and “X factor” into the training room

I am planning the launch of an event I call Musikscool on an unsuspecting world.

Think Apprentice meets X Factor and you pretty well have it: a group of 20 and upwards folks from different organisations will be set the challenge of writing and recording a 5 track music CD in just one day. A tough call, even if you can sing. What about making it tougher by requiring them to raise £10,000 from sales and sponsorship, also within the day?

Have we gone mad? No, this event has run 15 times in business and 10 times in schools. They succeed every time.  Like this one at Sherborne Girls’ School;

It’s a fabulous and worthwhile way to get a chance to examine default behaviour. It gets people very quickly out of comfort zone without getting them cold and wet!

I’m now planning to open the event to all comers. Those folks who feel the time has come to check out what habits they have slipped into, or are worried they may have fallen asleep at the wheel. We give honest and challenging feedback to all participants, video the lot and of course share peer to peer first impressions feedback on the day. A powerful experience for all, and of course you get to take away a CD with you on it, and that feeling of having achieved something amazing for a real customer.

Details on the Musikscool website.

About Michael Brown Training

I'm a business skills trainer, facilitator and coach. I've been helping people to learn for 16 years, working all around the world on topics such as Negotiation, Conflict Handling, Sales, Leadership, Consulting and Personal Effectiveness. I'm an ENFP, constantly looking for new and inspiring things to do. I love my job for its variety and the stimulation I get from it, and spend most of my time seeing how far we can go with the subjects we work on in the training room. I've recently started a new venture in making video on how NOT to do things, which you can find at www.hownot2.com
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One Response to Squeezing “The Apprentice” and “X factor” into the training room

  1. Michael, great piece. To make it work harder for you edit the piece and either:
    1) put http:// in front of the www. address OR
    2) Highlight the address and using the “chain link button” input the full address there

    fully embedded youtube is coming.. its been piloted on http://psychology.mytrainerprofile.com have a look


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