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What can you learn from the Celebrity Apprentice?

I like watching the Apprentice because the show pushes you to think what would you say or do when you were put in a similar challenging position. By getting celebrities on the show, it just gives you a better reason to watch it and makes the show more entertaining. 

In the latest episode, the challenge is to do fundraising by creating a whole-day work-out routine for 24-hour Fitness. The more favorable routine will be honored $24,000 by the gym, and whichever team raise the most money will win the challenge. The difficult part is that you have to have one person physically coming in for the training class to represent each donation. 

Somewhat surprisingly, though Tenacity was the bigger fund raiser, Rock Solid was favored by the gym. What would you walk away with this experience then?  Lessons learned…

For starters, let’s focus on the gym routine. 

1. Have a good theme. 

 Rock Solid coordinated the whole workout routine based on the rock & roll backstage theme. Although some movement is quite censored and may not be appropriate for underage participants, the theme itself is powerful, entertaining and speaks volume about character and personality. The majority of the crowd who were attracted to the workout program were rock & roll fans, and who knows whether they’re in for the backstage or for the gym per se. But it doesn’t matter. The team successfully created a theme with a great nitch market. That is what counts.

2. Think out of the box.

The problem is, though, that this is not typical for a workout routine. You really need to think out of the box to even make the connection. Once they find the connection, it really takes some gut to go down that road, because either they will put on a great show, or it could be a total disaster. But what is significant about their thinking out of the box is that they based the theme on their own strength (Bret and Sharon experience in the rock & roll world) and fully leveraged skills from each individual (i.e. Maria used to be on World Wrestling Entertainment so she added a bunch of boxing/wrestling movements).

3. Have some fun. 

And what is behind all this is the idea to let people have fun. They might as well create another standard yet very good workout routine, like team Tenacity, but eventually why Rock Solid won the audience over is the fact that they made people have fun. That is probably the real difference between running on a treadmill and sweating in an interactive class, and the team successfully exaggerated that difference, and leaped from good to great.

Well of course the best part of the show is when Donald Trump decided to eliminate nobody from the show given both teams did a great job by raising roughly $350,000 altogether.

“See, I have a heart”. That’s what he said.

Do you watch the celebrity apprentice too? do you find the show inspiring in certain ways? what other shows do you watch and would be intereting to write about?

  1. May 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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  2. May 25, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I wanted bret to win from the first day.

    • May 25, 2010 at 11:28 am

      Yes. I think he deserves it. To have the passion and the courage to speak from his heart(finale). I respect that a lot.

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