You will find 21 ways how you can survive the FIFA World Cup if you don't like soccer. You will get 10 tips to make sure that other supporters will throw you out and 10 tips to be mentally busy while the game is on. The real mission is to show the power of creative thinking - even if there are a lot of restrictions.
21 ways to survive the 2014 FIFA World Cup !
if you don’t like soccer. @CyrielKortleven
(and at the same time, show you the power of creativity)
Yes, there are people on this
planet who don’t like soccer that
This slide-pack is a creative survival-
pack for them.
Assumption You are already in a public place with a lot of big soccer-fans and game has just started.
FIGHT — or — FLIGHTTip 1-10 are ways to increase the chance that the audience will throw you out.
Tip 11-20 are ways
to be mentally
busy with other
#Tip 1 - Use a megaphone -works especially well if you use it very close to the ears of others. By the way, a vuvuzela is also fine-
#Tip 2 - Support the wrong team
#Tip 3 - Ask the question: What does ‘offside’ mean?
#Tip 4 - Announce the # minutes of
playtime … every minute!
- and every minute, you add some drama -
#Tip 5 - Go for a really in-depth conversation when the commentator tells a trivial element about a soccer player - wikipedia is a good source -
#Tip 6 - Sit or stand too close to the screen -say that you forgot your glasses & make sure that
others have difficulties in watching the game-
#Tip 7 - Repeat
everything what the
#Tip 8 - Everytime when people shout ‘ooooh’ at an exciting moment. Also shout ‘ooooh’ and start complaining about all bad things in the world like the war, poverty, environment, politics, …
#Tip 9 - Be apathetic - and ask every 10
minutes if you may switch to another TV-station -
#Tip 10 - Drink the beers of othershttps://www.flickr.com/photos/sellersfamily/2503507096
#Tip 11 - Become a word-artist - create new words based on the letters of the players. Guess who Loneli Smeis or Tornado Refers is -
#Tip 12 - Get in a meditation mode for
#Tip 13 - It’s the moment to update your to do list for the next week
#Tip 14 - Practice your mathematics - count the different fees of the players
and calculate the value of the team -
#Tip 15 - Start ‘day’dreaming
#Tip 16 - Start a gambling competition and predict
where the next player will do a fake fall.
- following the rules of the ‘shit yourself rich’-cow-game -
#Tip 17 - Act as if you’re making pictures and just play ‘Angry Birds’ on your smartphone
#Tip 18 - Bring some paper and
create an origami football.
#Tip 19 - Gossip about the latest ‘news’ about the football players.
#Tip 20 - Exercise your skills as a beer-expert - try a different beer every 5 minutes and you’ll enjoy the game a lot more at the end -
#Tip 21 - Just enjoy the game!
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