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Introducing CTP Team Duels – Short Duration, Lightening Fast, Team Against Team

Throughout history people the world over have loved a good duel.

I know this is true because The History Channel tells me so. It says: “From the Middle Ages until the late the 19th century, pairs of quarreling menβ€”and, in some cases, womenβ€”regularly settled their disputes with duels.”

Times have moved on since we settled disputes with duels and these days it is the competition of the duel that is enough…disputes and bloodshed are no longer necessary.

So we are bringing duels to CTP teams.

In fact Tim, our resident dual master, came up with the idea while tending to his lawn and got it all up and running yesterday.

CTP Team Duels

The current and most recent duels can be seen on the new Team Duels page.

Two teams go head to head against each other for short, intense battles over. Currently they are set over three hours so keep them really short and sweet but future duels could be longer…or shorter.

The type of duel is determined randomly and the winner is the team which clocks up the most points during the challenge.

You will be hearing more about duels in the weeks and months ahead but I wanted to get this post up to ensure you know that the ancient art of dueling is alive and well and at home in CTP Teams.

31 responses to “Introducing CTP Team Duels – Short Duration, Lightening Fast, Team Against Team”

  1. Andrew Stark says:

    Good concept, but how do you know if / when you’re team is called to a duel?

  2. Mona says:

    Yes I had the same question as Andrew how do we know when it is duel time lol Maybe we need to put a buzzer on our computer that alerts us to be ready for the duel. hahah

    Like to see it in action so has it already started? Duel Master Jon thought about this when he was mowing his lawn..lol now that is too funny.. but am excited to try this dueling out.. Let’s go teams.

    • Jon Olson says:

      We’ve got plans πŸ™‚

      But for now…It’s like I mentioned above….Good ol’ fashioned team communication…Via Skype, via email, via CTP chat…..Or…Via Twitter *nugget*

      • Mona says:

        Yes I agree but what if that communication is shut down or off but one or two people.. I guess we just have to go with what we got – good ole fashion alright like picking up a phone and dialing a friend lol (I just had to do it Jon:)

  3. Keith says:

    All good fun …. I guess sleep and mowing the lawn will have to take a back seat!

  4. Lynn M says:

    It is a great concept…. but I either have overlooked or it hasn’t been announced what the reward is for the winning team in a duel… if there is one?

    From a leader standpoint it’s kinda hard to sell it to one’s team without that or similar info…?

    • Jon Olson says:

      Nothing announced yet…Other than….You want your W / L record to be high.

      You should know us by now Lynn…We try things. It’s not always the finished product when we start it πŸ˜‰

      The ‘sell’ should be….W / L record…and coming together as a team.

      For now….

  5. Evelyn Kramer says:

    A great way to keep things interesting. Wealth Builder Teams have sort of been doing that off and on, but this sounds a bit more interesting.
    Awesome Sauce!

  6. Maya says:

    Good, let’s have some action again!

    But…he link above shows me a page saying: It’s spelt with an e.

    Sorry, but I cCannot find a Team duel page so far.

  7. Howard Fullmer says:

    woohoo something new Toot

    • Mona says:

      yeah you like new things don’t you Howard lol get ready for the duel of the century (insert sarcasm here πŸ™‚ lol just kidding beano guy I still do not see a red banner and probably the time my team is up for duel I will be offline. Or something of that nature. Good luck everyone. Let’s do it then.

  8. If I could make a suggestion, would it be possible to have the current duel listed on the Teams Page under the Daily Challenge Box?

  9. Ken Wolff says:

    I am getting in late but will do what I can to help the team…no time to find out what I am doing … just going for what I think will work. Hope I am right because I heard we are in a duel this hour. πŸ˜‰

  10. pammor54 says:

    This is good why because the tempo (the real feeling)of winning with fellow teams is a healthy competition.Thanks to the inventor.My best wishes for CTP and to all the teams working with CTP.

  11. Mona says:

    Just listened to your grammar lesson from yesterday. I just wanted to share my 2 cents. I don’t think people who correct proper spelling or grammar are being holier than thou or being offensive towards it. Speaking for myself I have a deep passion for proofreading/writing. I use to critique many other poets and authors work and they loved it that I pointed those things out. It was not offensive but constructive. Now from what you are saying in TE Live if someone is being totally obnoxious and arguing what the word should be or is then that is taken little things and making a mountain out of a molehill. Not everyone wants to be corrected, this is true but many writers want someone to pick that thing apart. I WANT someone to point it out, especially before it gets to my Professor or to a publisher. And even then the publisher may disagree.

    I do not think anyone is better than anyone else by being helpful unless of course the person on the receiving end is offended. When you have taken English college courses and your Professor tells you that you made an error(s) it is a learning lesson not a degrading lesson. I had a big issue with sentence structure in my class last year, until I had to write and rewrite that darn essay several times. But it was good for me as I used it as a learning curve. And I am by no means a perfect writer, editor, etc.

    If I am reading an essay from a student or a very important article and I see a bunch of errors they stick out like a sore thumb to me only because I have a passion for that kind of thing. I would be amiss if I did not try to help someone out because if I made mistakes I would WANT someone to point it out to me. Two or three eyes on the same piece of work is always a good thing.

    I guess one should ask someone if they want their feedback on anything they have written, but a single word to make a fuss over is grammar policing. I would still want someone to correct me and especially before it is sent to a publisher. I want the publisher to tell me before I run my final copy. I know not everyone may not appreciate this or they may not enjoy writing. Some folks have a passion for this and do it for a living. One persons occupational career may not be someone elses. And I am just saying. I bet you could find many errors in this long commentary here. πŸ™‚ And I am not politically correct either. Just saying. Wow that was long too. (see that is not a correct sentence lol:)

    • Howard Fullmer says:

      I like this comment because there have been times I have made splash pages and mispelled words and I appreciated it when I was told what was wrong with it or gave me suggestions to make the wording better so I could correct it πŸ™‚

    • Bill Darton says:

      I agree Mona. I used to correct people as well, thinking that they would appreciate it – they rarely did. Of course it does not make much sense to mention the mistake if there is no way to make the correction – on these blog comments for example. But I do always hope that people will tell me if they notice a mistake on a webpage I have created.

      If anyone sees me on SKYPE they will see that many of the posts I make have the edit symbol (pencil) at the end. Many times I am typing feverishly and right after I hit the send button I notice my own mistake and go back in and correct it.

      • Mona says:

        I hear you Bill I am with you on that one too. I guess I am a bit peevy on it sometimes but mostly my work I am hardest on myself. I may do 6 drafts before I am done with it and then check it again some months later and BAM I see something else that did not look or sound correct. πŸ™‚

  12. Bill Darton says:

    Well, the In To Win team killed it in our first duel!

    I do appreciate getting the tweet from CTP on my Twitter account – that was a nice touch. Unfortunately I was at work and could not participate personally. However, a few members of the team were able to chip in and pick up my slack. It also helped that the team we were dueling with did not even show up! (giggles)

    I know, I know, we are just getting started but I do believe this new activity will catch on – especially when you figure out a way to incentivise it.

    The In To Win team is looking forward to throwing down the gauntlet when the next duel comes our way.

  13. marye says:

    I kinda wish there was some advance notice – at least 15-30 minutes before the Team was up … but it’s a great concept and an awesome way to promote Team work

  14. James Ong says:

    Good concept.

  15. Raj G says:

    Good …
    As always, that makes surfing more interesting …
    Cheers to the whole gang of CTP Masterminds..!!!
    πŸ™‚

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