Michael was the first contestant to play under the new FUNKQUEST rules AND the first person to be on FUNKY THINKERS TWICE.
Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player selects the icon which most tweaks their interest. Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.
SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...
Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure. Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!
In this episode -
Q1 - Michael picked the hippies - We discussed sales mixology and why bar tenders (good ones) are worth studying for all salespeople.
Q2 - Michael picked the space hopper - We discussed Michael's secret talent which is singing. Next time you meet her - ask for a quick rendition of "When the banana skins are falling,I'll come sliding back to you."
Q3 - Michael picked the shoe - (I suspect in time - most women will select the shoe - we might have to remove it). Michael discussed her concerns about her upcoming 50th birthday. Note from host - nothing happens. No dancing girls, no message from the Queen. Nothing
Q4 - Michael picked the guitarist - We discussed homelessness and people selling the next step/Big issue. Remember, we have a slot on the show for a badged seller of one of these magazines.Contact us to discuss.
Q5 - Michael selected the roller skates - We discussed the opposite sex and emotions.
Michael Sherlock can be contacted via http://shockyourpotential.com
Tell Me More: How to Ask the Right Questions and Get the Most Out of Your Employees is a leadership book designed to help leaders of all levels to embrace a simple system of Listen, Learn and Lead. Unlike academic “how-to” business books, Tell Me More is written in story format, taking readers on an adventure in which serious business issues are explored in fun, relatable and memorable ways. The story is told through the eyes of fictional character Maria Sanchez, CEO of a large vision care and eyeglass company. Introduced to the Listen, Learn and Lead strategy, she uses this framework to help her company and employees move through a company restructure.
Too busy to listen to the full episode? Watch the FUNKY INSIGHT into homeless people selling magazines.
Michael storms to the top of the FUNKQUEST leader board with a cracking score of 279 points. I suspect that score will survive for a few rounds to come.