Do you know who the Magic Minis were? They were children. A group of children dancing at halftime. As unpaid volunteer entertainment! Who would be cruel enough to rate a child’s performance as “poor?” Well, who ELSE would be that cruel, I mean? #ChoreographyWasntTight #IExpectALotFromEightYearOldDancers #TakesCourageToGiveHardFeedback #SoImKindOfAHero (at Amway Center)
I couldn’t figure out why all of the Orlando Magic players had the number zero on their warm ups. I was trying to figure out if a former Magic player was zero and maybe he died tragically last year unbeknownst to me.
But I just figured out what looks a lot like a zero.
The letter “O.”
#idiot (at Amway Center)
I got to watch a bit of the Florida Citrus Parade today. Wisconsin is here for the game on New Year’s Day.
Gizmo went to Indiana.
And I like to be annoying.
My friend Ben was kind enough to invite me to his podcast to talk about the journey over the last few years that led to the publishing of our first book. I’m really happy with how it turned out and I think you’ll enjoy it if you tend to like what you find here on WTJG.
Listen! Download! And spread the word!
Got to spend time with my good friend Ben tonight and as a bonus YOU’LL GET TO HEAR IT!
I’ll update you all when you can hear his interview with me on his podcast. I think you’ll like it.
Meanwhile, Central Floridians, check out the coolest place to find out about the people, places, things and events shaping Orlando’s community!
Have questions you always wanted to ask me, yet inexplicably haven’t on tumblr?! Or just want to hear me answer “Your Mom” in my my voice instead of just reading it? Reply to this, reblog with a question, or reply to Ben on twitter @OrlndoWaterHole. We go in 30 minutes. Sorry for the last minute notice! Got anything?
I love the experience here and I’ve never been to another Hamburger Mary’s.
But I find generally any statement that follows the structure, “The __________ location has to be superior to the one in ORLANDO, FLORIDA, right?” can be safely answered in the affirmative.
One last reminder for folks who are going to be in the area. And if you’re part of the tumblr community, be sure to let me know you’re coming!
“Improvisation for the Facilitator”
Thursday, June 27, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza - Orlando
The rules and tools used by improvisational performers on stage allow them to create dynamic, original content in the moment in front of live audiences. While the thought of getting up on stage without a script terrifies most of us, the truth is we all live our lives “up on a stage without a script” every single day. So the rules and tools used by improvisational performers just might help all of us feel a little more comfortable being “in the moment” in our workplaces.
In this session, Anthony Giffen will lead participants through improvisational warm-ups, exercises, and simple games in a safe, embarrassment free environment (No, you won’t be brought up on a stage!). Anthony will also illustrate how training and and development professionals can transfer improvisational theater skills to improve facilitation in classroom and meeting environments.
Anthony Giffen is a Learning and Development Consultant who has been leveraging his background in improvisational theater in a variety of human resources, theme park operations, consulting, and training roles for the past fifteen years. He has a loyal social media following and his leadership tumblr can be found at anthonygiffen.tumblr.com.