Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Welcome to I'll Take Learning for 500! -- a blog all about using game shows to engage, motivate and train.

Here you'll find tips and tricks for using game shows in your classroom (corporate OR k-12), case studies, interesting articles about game shows and learning, our personal anecdotes and even Gameshow Espresso (our game show tips newsletter).

But speaking of personal anecdotes, who are we?

We are game show evangelists. We not only believe that game shows are a fun and effective way to engage trainees, but we've also seen it in action time and time again. It's hard to watch game shows revolutionize training and not want to, well, blab about it. It's an amazing experience watching, for instance, a classroom full of construction personnel going through safety training go from unengaged to cheering and alert.

Game shows make training better for the trainee AND the trainer--and that's good news for everyone involved.

I'm Missy--co-author of the book, "I'll Take Learning for 500!: Using Game Shows to Engage, Motivate and Train", and joining me on this blog will be my co-author, Dan Yaman. We'll be your guides through game shows for training. It should be a heck of a lot of fun.