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How to Encourage People Who Don’t or Won’t Want to Play

Have you ever asked yourself this question? I’m afraid that some of the people in my team won’t want to play. What do I do?…

How to Encourage People Who Don’t or Won’t Want to Play

Have you ever asked yourself this question? I’m afraid that some of the people in my team won’t want to play. What do I do?…

Still Leading Virtual Team-Building Programs?

It may seem to many of us that the pandemic is over, but clearly, there are many programs where certain safety precautions are still being…

Lead with a Dash of Play: Podcast

If you like to consume fresh content via a Podcast, I’d love to introduce you to a brand new Podcast series called Lead with a…

What To Do With 40 People Arriving Slowly Over 20 Minutes?

A member wrote to me this week to ask: What ‘unofficial start’ ideas do you have to occupy a group of 40 students who arrive…

Do You Have Any Case Studies That Showcase Your Work?

A colleague asked me this week: What do you do when a client asks you to share case studies to verify the effectiveness of your…

How Do I Get The Support of Those In Charge?

This is such a common question, I’m surprised I have not thought to share this earlier: “How can I enrol in others in the benefits…

Why Icebreakers Don’t Work & How to Fix Them

This topic has been a very popular keynote theme and conference workshop session of mine for a few years now. While many understand the concept…

Who Owns An Idea?

My friend and mentor, the late Karl Rohnke, shared a quote with me that inspired the whole trajectory of my career: “A good idea doesn’t…

Interview: Why We Should Take Play More Seriously in our Meetings

The million-dollar question is – how do we, as leaders, invite our teams to willingly step outside their comfort zones to try new things, develop…

Get Help: Book a Free 1:1 Session Today

The three biggest, most valuable benefits playmeo members enjoy are: Watching real-live activity videos (with real groups;) Accessing tons of new variations to existing activities;…

The Power of Fun Is In The Trying

I love it when someone shares a story that illustrates the difference they are making in this world, especially when I may have inspired it…

Podcast: Learning at the Edge

If you love digesting podcast episodes, I invite you to dive into the latest Learning at the Edge episode from our friends at the Institute…

Feeling Overwhelmed & Don’t Know Where to Start?

A familiar lament of many teachers at the start of a new school year was echoed by a member today seeking help: I want to…

What To Do with Large Groups In Tight Spaces?

I’ve just come off a lengthy Zoom call with a playmeo member who was seeking help with a familiar question: What activities work with very…

How Do I Sequence My Activities?

A playmeo member recently asked: I’m creating a team building program for summer camp. I understand how to run each activity but I don’t know…

The Essence of Play, A Masterful Art: Podcast

Here’s an invitation to lean into a recent conversation I had with Douglas Ferguson, host of the Control the Room podcast, in which we discussed…

24 of the Best Small Group Games & Activities

A playmeo member recently asked: I’m designing a leadership program of games & team-building exercises for small groups of only 4-5 students. I find it…

How To Beat Zoom Fatigue

With so many of our experiential programs venturing into the online or virtual world over the past year, it is clear that zoom fatigue is…

Looking for Father & Child Program Ideas?

A playmeo member recently asked: I’m running a multi-day program for fathers & their adolescent child. Do you have any go-to activities that work for…

Leading Interactive Group Games & Activities into 2021

After a year like no other, if you could hold a crystal ball and look into the future, what do you think you might see…

Trust Fall or Fall from Height?

One of the most vivid memories that many participants of a challenge ropes course report are their experiences with the Trust Fall activity. The Trust…

Is Connection The Same As Belonging?

Readers of this blog will know that I have long been an enthusiastic supporter of the “connect before content” approach. Or, in other words, any…

Generativity

Happy new year folks! May 2021 be safe and prosperous for us all 🙂 To kick off the year, I am reprinting (with permission) an…

5 Programming Lessons in a COVID19 Normal World

For most of 2020, I have focused on designing and delivering a bunch of virtual presentations, from highly interactive fun & games to highly polished…

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