“Pop-Quiz Homework” for “Brain-Based Presenting” Webinar on Dec. 10th 2019

In this post you’ll find the “Pop-Quiz Homework” for my “Brain-Based Presenting” Webinar that takes place on December 10th 2019. You’ll also find more webinar-related give-aways to help you enhance your own training, teaching, and instructional skills.

InSync Training is a virtual learning organization that offers a complimentary collection of “Virtually There” webinars for the public. Membership in their learning community is free (you have to join or sign in to explore the Resources there – you can unsubscribe anytime you wish). My webinar will be archived there for members to view.

InSync Training is the sponsor for my live complimentary webinar titled  “Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention” on December 10th 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

“Pop Quiz Homework” is one of my webinar’s “Follow-Up” activities. Brain scientists call these activities “spaced practice” and they help move learning into long-term memory.

Below is the most important of the follow-up activities for “Brain-Based Presenting,” and the one that comes with a free “thank you” gift from me to you:

Pop Quiz Homework  

“How were the elements of NOVELTY, CONTRAST, MEANING, and EMOTION used during the “Brain-Based Presenting” webinar to get YOUR brain to pay attention?” 

Answer the question above in a few paragraphs and send your answer to me via email at [email protected] or type your answer into the “comments” section below (it will appear in my website’s “inbox” so that I can respond).

 As my way of saying “thank you” for taking the time to do the Pop Quiz Homework, I will email you my complimentary ebook “Presenting With Pizzazz!”

If you haven’t already downloaded the webinar handout, click on the following link:

Brain-Based Presenting Handout 2019

BrainBasedHandout2016 1On one side of the handout are “Warm-Ups” and “Follow-Ups” – resources to explore before and after the webinar. On the other side are note-taking boxes that participants used during the webinar.

“Warm-Ups” are resources that help get the brain ready to learn before a training event. Brain-scientists call these “priming” activities.

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“Follow-Ups” are resources that help move new learning into long-term memory. Brain scientists call these “spaced practice” activities.

Also, I’ve created a free infographic that accompanies the webinar. Even if you weren’t able to attend the webinar, you can use the infographic and the handout to further your own understanding of brain-based instruction.

Click on the link below for the free infographic:

Infographic for Brain-Based Presenting

If you’re interested in some of the participant questions that were submitted during/after two of my webinars from last year, and my responses to those questions, click on the following link:

Interesting Questions from Webinar Participants

One of the questions listed on the link above that is asked every time I present a webinar, is:

Question: Can you recommend a site to obtain free photos for slides, without violating copyright?

My Response: Four websites for free photos are: Unsplash.com, Pexels.com, Pixabay.com, and Flickr.com. A website that I use for both photos and clipart and that has a very economical licensing plan is Clipart.com. 


The concepts covered in the webinar are from my book titled Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick, available on Amazon.

The book covers six brain science principles that trump traditional teaching and training. In addition, the book contains the instructions for 30 activities (plus e-learning variations) that are tied to the six brain science principles.

For the public 2-day “Training from the BACK of the Room” (TBR) Practitioner Classes, click on my website’s What’s New? or Training Events pages. For a description of the globally popular TBR Practitioner Class and the Trainer Certification Course (TCC), click HERE. 

While on my website, be sure to explore all the free resources. You are welcome to download, print, and share the free infographics and other give-aways (just, please, cite the source). And of course, you can email me at [email protected] with your questions and comments. Pay it forward: teach someone something! 🙂    



  • Thank you again, Nancy, for your detailed homework response – glad you found the webinar so helpful! The complimentary ebook and some other goodies are on their way. Cheers to you and yours! ? Sharon

  • Thank you, Robin, for your “Pop-Quiz Homework” response ? I just sent you a personal email with the complimentary ebook and other goodies attached. Cheers to you and yours! ? Sharon

  • How were the elements of novelty, contrast, meaning and emotions in this webinar used to get my brain to pay attention? In this webinar for novelty: Sharon shared some activities that were new to me therefore I wanted to learn them. For contrast- I thought this would be like any other webinar and it wasn’t. Sharon used interactive activities, short relevant information and bright colors/font/images. For meaning- Sharon made references to training, keeping your audience engaged, ways to do that- these are things that are important to me as a facilitator. My emotions were engaged the whole time- the shout outs, images , ability to ask questions and respond kept me engaged. I learned alot of very good information that I will be taking forward immediately!
    Thank you!

  • novelty – unexpected images on the slides
    contrast – reading content on slides, listening to presenter, engaging through active participation
    meaning – attaching it my own experience as a presenter
    emotion – humor

    Thank you for the information today. I love John Medina and appreciate his work as a foundation to your strategies and information shared.

Thank you for reading!