You can show this to someone right off your mobile phone or you can e-mail it or you can simply print it out on paper.
This icebreaker is about what we miss out in life. We all have a story to tell how we overlooked a small detail or how we did not spot something at first glance. If you want to demonstrate a point at how attention to detail is everything, then “Double Take” works well.
If you are trying to mentor someone or if you are coaching people at the office about the finer points, then this is a good exercise. The details are always important and we must not be so sure that we can see the bigger picture, or, the smaller familiarities as in this case.
Get your Double Take out in view either on your phone or on a computer printout.
Do you think you have good attention to details? Can we try something?
Do you have double vision?
When is the last time you took an English test? I have a little challenge for you to try – it will get you thinking.
There will be those occasions where people do spot the double “the” words. If that is the case you can complement them on how super sharp they are.
In most cases though people do not see the extra “the” that appear in the block of text.
This really got me. When I first read it again it took me a few moments to spot the extra words, quite surprising. How long did it take you before you spotted it?
I can put it on your phone and you can try it on the next person. I am sure whoever you show it too will be just as surprised. It really gets one thinking about what we are missing on a daily basis.
Some extra lines to possibly use
- Sometimes seeing double can get you in trouble. I'm just trying to help keep you sharp.
- You seeing double? It's a bit early for drinks isn't it?
- I guess you don't need extra words to make a point.