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Inspiring Team Building Activities For Leaders

One of the greatest gifts a leader can possess is their ability to inspire others. Words inspire people as much as actions do which is…

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Fun Office Team Building Activities & Games

Research clearly tells us that any effort you can invest in terms of time and energy to develop the team skills of your workplace will…

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Helium Stick & Mindfulness

Many of you will be familiar with the classic group initiative Helium Stick. It’s one of those deceptively simple tasks that it actually very difficult…

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Top 7 Team Building Activities & Games for Large Groups

This article describes a bunch of tips and games I believe to be some of the most useful and effective team building activities for large…

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What Is My Special Sauce?

To follow on from last week’s post, this week’s Facilitator Tips episode reveals a list of personal strengths which have helped shape my 30+ year…

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Fun Team Building Activities For Teachers

I know, I get it. You hear the word “ice-breakers” or “team-building” in the staff room at the end of a busy day and you…

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Team Building Activities on Communication at Work

There is nothing in this world in which we do not communicate. It is also true that we could all learn to communicate more effectively….

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Building Engagement & Connections Remotely: Podcast

If you consume some of your media via podcast, you’re going to love the latest Energetic Education podcast, from Dale Sidebottom. I appeared many years…

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Unusual Team Building Activities Your Group Will Love

It should come as no surprise that hidden within the hundreds of interactive group games & activities we have curated as part of our online…

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Jamboard – Awesome Software for Virtual Team-Building Activities

Take a look at this awesome program from Google’s suite of free apps called Jamboard. In the short video below, I’ll show you how it…

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Leadership Attributes I Never Leave Home Without

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode reveals the top five leadership attributes I never leave home without. This could easily be a very long list but…

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Outdoor Team Building Activities You Can Run

One of my favourite pastimes as a kid, and now, as an adult, was playing outdoor team building activities with my friends and colleagues. Just…

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Corporate Team Building Activities & Events Employees Will Love

When done well, corporate team building activities are more than just fun, they are valuable investments in the culture and productivity of your organisation. We’ve…

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Fun Activity To Set Behavioural Norms

There is an activity called ‘Crossing the Mall’ which is based on the group exercise Elevator Air. It’s pretty simple, really, but the outcomes can…

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Top 5 List of Indoor Team Building Activities & Games

When thinking about our top list of indoor team building activities, it was extremely difficult to narrow our focus to anything less than twenty ideas….

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How To Do Online Meetings Well

Online conferencing and virtual meetings are exploding all over the world, and most of us are relative novices in this realm. Consequently, if my most…

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Watch Six Interactive Group Games That Work Online

Last week, I delivered another live webinar in which I demonstrated a bunch of my favourite interactive group games that work online, all adapted to…

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The Difference Between Encouraging & Pushing

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode tackles one of the most common questions I hear in my training workshops – what’s the difference between encouraging and…

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Simple Team Building Activities That Are Fun To Play

In a world and that often demands quick and easy, it’s good to know there are plenty of simple team building activities you can call…

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Top Ten Free Interactive Games for Online Meetings & Conferences

Online conferencing is a hot topic right now. And, if traffic to playmeo’s online activity database is any indication, so is the search for free…

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Two Little Words To Help You Embrace More Inclusive Language

Have you ever felt that something you said, no matter how ‘correct’ you may have been, was not received very kindly by the people who…

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How Do I Build Community In an Asynchronous Setting?

A school teacher, impacted by the current COVID-19 emergency, asks: How can I address ways to build community in asynchronous environments? First, Amy, thanks for…

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The Power of Telling Stories As A Leader

In this week’s Facilitator Tips episode, I’m excited to share some of the most powerful reasons I choose to share stories with the groups I…

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Question: Should I Meet My Audience Before A Presentation?

A subscriber asks: Is it okay to mingle with and meet my audience or training group in advance of my session starting? If so, how…