Activity - Communication skills - Follow all instructions

This is a quick fun activity with a little trick to see how many of the participants will actively listen and follow the one single instruction you will give them "Read all instructions first" and how many will rush and start doing each instruction one by one.

 

Split participants into 3 or 4 teams and issue a list of the instructions below to each person.

Give the teams one single instruction to read all instructions first and tell them that the first person in any of the teams to finish first will be declared the winner.

 

 INSTRUCTIONS

1. Write all of your teams initials at the top right hand corner of this sheet.

2. Write your first name on your sheet of paper.

3. Write the total of 3 + 16 + 32 + 64 here: __________________

4. Underline instruction 1 above.

5. Check the time by your watch with that of one of your neighbor's.

6. Write down the difference in time between the two watches at the foot of this page.

7. Draw three circles in the left hand margin.

8. Put a tick in each of the circles mentioned in 6.

9. Sign your signature at the foot of the page.

10. On the back of the page, divide 50 by 12.5.

11. When you get to this point in the test, stand up, then sit down and continue with the next item.

12. If you have carefully followed all these instructions, call out ‘I have’.

13. On the reverse of this page, draw quickly what you think an upright bicycle looks like from overhead.

14. Check your answer to Item 9, multiply it by 5 and write the result in the left hand margin opposite this item.

15. Write the 5th, 10th, 9th and 20th letters of the alphabet here: ___________________

16. Punch three holes with your pen here : o o o

17. If you think you are the first person to get this far, call out ‘I’m in the lead’.

18. Underline all the even digits on the left hand side of the page.

19. Draw triangles round the holes you punched in Item 15.

20. Now you’ve finished reading all the instructions, obey only 1, 2, 20 & 21.

21. Stand up and say, “We’re the greatest team in the World!”