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Unofficial Start

Strategies that facilitate early engagement & interaction.

  • Simple
  • Engaging
  • Leverages idle time
  • Promotes connections
  • Tons of options


How To Play Narrative

Practical Leadership Tips

Popular Variations

Useful Framing Ideas

Reflection Tips & Strategies


Contributor Mark Collard

User Reviews, Comments & Ideas (1)
5.00 avg. rating (89% score) - 1 vote

  1. David Piang-Nee

    Have had the opportunity of observing Mark do this a few times now and it is amazing to watch how this works. As Mark welcomes and guides or participants slide in and guide themselves to the activities are fantastic. With a few puzzles, cards and other self-led activities, it becomes enough and easy for the group to start as they focus on the task rather than awkwardly engaging with each other. Just a little bit of pre-planning and some props is just what’s required and the magic just happens

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