Thursday, July 15, 2010

Name That Tune!

One of the sources that I talked to for the July cover story "More Than a Feeling" -- about how appealing to meeting attendees' senses can not just improve their experience, but help them retain knowledge -- was Chris Brewer, an expert on using music in learning environments. Chris and I talked about how useful music can be in regulating mood at meetings, and also about how important it is to think about your audience and your objective when selecting which tunes to play. Be careful not to get stuck in the groove of the music your own generation or cultural background, she advised.

I asked Brewer if there is one song or piece of music that seems to transcend all boundaries, that everybody likes to hear. And she said, "Yes, there is."

And, that's all I am going to say about it. For now.

In the coming week, you're invited to drop by and nominate the song that you think Brewer suggested as the sure-fire crowdpleaser. Add videos, if you like, and maybe even tell us about the time you used the song successfully.

We'll unveil Brewer's pick in an upcoming blog post.

And here's one hint: It's not "More Than a Feeling."

1 comment:

Barbara Palmer said...

There have been two votes for "I Got a Feeling" by the Black-Eyed Peas -- which was used, memorably, at PCMA's 2010 Annual Meeting.