Get the Pulse

Type of strategy: Openers & Get to Know You

Use to take the pulse of your audience. Find out their prior knowledge, interest in the topic and aptitude to learning today.


Use a scale 1-6 (1 being low, 6 being high) to have audiences weigh in on some of the following topics.

  1. Knowledge of today’s topic.
  2. How much you use today’s topic in your job.
  3. How are you feeling right now?
  4. What is your aptitude for learning today?


Have the audience raise hands, stand or line up biased on their rating. The more the movement, the more the blood and oxygen to the brain.


Submitted by: Darren Hudgins