Sign. Busy week, and no time to do the blog. Mostly I blame Vincy. Why? Why not!
From recollection, we did a fun exercise where we had to talk for 60 seconds on a random topic without saying "um", taking to long of a pause, or being overly repetitive. Arron kindly gave me kleptomania. To be fair I gave him medieval architecture. I paused for too long and someone shouted out "die!" which ended my time on stage and earned them a chocolate from Patrick. I managed to earn a chocolate as well from killing someone... so not all was lost! None of us made 60 seconds, a few were close.
We also did some time limited Facebook poetry, thoughts, and describe what a product could be useful for, all based on pictures of a blimp or two dancers. My little poem: "Good Year. Great Year. Drink Some Beer. Don't Grind Your Gears. Shed no Tears. Swallow your Fears." at least it rhymes I guess :-)
We then went to the hanger and build a tower out of some sort of large plastic construction toy. We did well the first time (10 minutes) but our 5 minutes to make it taller made it predictably shorter.
Then we did 3 iterations of making a story about overcoming a challenge with cutouts of comic books. Each time our stories got clearer.
Lesson of the day: Iterate. Iterate. Iterate.
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