“Simon Says for Adults!”

This professional intensive on listening skills is anything but a kiddie game!

Milo is best known for his motivational speaking and his public speaking coaching via Zoom worldwide,
but this fun variation gives us a chance to play at how good we are at listening!

Bring the whole room to life with “Simon Sez” − more fun decades later and a total crowd pleaser!

The game is more of a challenge than ever. Why? Because being a good listener is still tricky, especially when our “grown-up” tricks to hide that won’t work here.

A great way to remind ourselves that paying attention is still a challenge for everyone… but easier to face when we can laugh at ourselves.

We know the basics:

  • Only do the thing Milo commands IF he starts with “Simon Says.”
  • And what if Milo’s actions don’t match his words? Do what he says; not what he does.

Nothing to it, right? Ha! Not when we big kids are always pre-expecting to protect ourselves!

Winning might feel like a goal for the full room of contestants, but the joy and enthusiasm that fills the room makes the event planner the real winner.

This short program isn’t a speech, but as the clip reel shows, Milo’s opening not only excites them for what lies ahead, but plants seeds to consider how the game reflects the way we all listen and expect to be heard.

The video features a group of 500 retail owners in the flooring industry being funneled down to twenty on-stage contestants and a single winner in the end.

What organizations are saying

“Milo was easy to work with, dedicated to finding the right approach to win over a tough crowd, and most importantly, succeeded on stage. Backstage, we watched the monitors, hoping they’d rise to their feet when “Simon Said” to. Thankfully, those tired, jet-lagged attendees were quickly engaged and playing along early in the morning. We were thrilled to see that they were more than on-board, they were trying hard to keep up and stay in the game.

“When the last twenty or so took to the stage, everyone was enthralled, watching for a winner and cheering the man who outlasted the rest. Inside of 15 minutes, those morning blahs were behind us and we had a large ballroom of alert conventioneers ready to really listen to the important messages of the day.

“We would recommend Milo and consider him again.”

One Smooth Stone

“What a great wake up call to enliven our event!  Such a simple game in theory but it really showed us how much we anticipate what we THINK we’re supposed to hear instead of REALLY listening.

“Milo made it fun, comfortable, and interesting − even for those of us who were out almost from the start!”


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"Simon Says…
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Listening skills are critical! Milo's mini-program brings back this classic, fast-paced game to wake up your crowd.

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