playmeo is owned and operated by Mark Collard, one of the most experienced and respected experiential trainers & authors in the world.
In the 1990s Mark was responsible for developing the business of Project Adventure in Australia, during which he delivered up to 120 program days every year with tens of thousands of people. This intensive experience honed his group facilitation skills as well as develop a deep understanding of the power of group games to help people connect.
Today, Mark is engaged to deliver highly-specialised training programs and keynote presentations to audiences all over the world, including Australia, the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China, Russia & Taiwan.
Mark has written five top-selling books including No Props No Problem, Count Me In and Serious Fun, all of which are sold worldwide. Almost all of the activities found in these publications, and certainly the approach in which they are delivered, are featured in playmeo’s ever-expanding online database.
A wonderful team of practitioners and experts from all over the world help Mark fulfil his vision.
What is playmeo’s commitment to environmental causes?
If this question is important to you, we want you to know that it is very important to us.
playmeo is an accredited business member of 1% For The Planet which means we have pledged to donate at least 1% of our annual sales to support non-profit organisations tackling the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
At the very core of this decision is a belief that this is simply a cost of doing business. It’s not philanthropy, it’s paying rent for our use of the planet.
Our partnership with 1% For The Planet means that we are paired with and attract other individuals & groups that align with our values to make the biggest impact possible.
It was one of a series of nonsensical words Mark Collard (founder) considered when he was looking for a name to call his new online platform of resources. It had to be less than 10 characters long (it is seven) to form a short domain name and it had to include or feature the word ‘play.’ The word playmeo happened to be available.
On occasions, the seven letters of playmeo have been turned into a variety of clever acronyms (eg People Learn As You Meet Entertain Optimise) – but it still didn’t mean anything.
playmeo was founded and developed by Mark Collard, a citizen of Australia.
His nationality is irrelevant, except to say, that from birth, he learned to speak in metric and is compelled to add the letter ‘u’ to many words such as colour, labour and favourite or substitute the letter ‘z’ for ‘s’ on occasions.
No matter where you are from, feel free to convert and overlook the apparent misspelled words at will.
That said, if you do stumble across a mistake of any kind anywhere within the playmeo ecosystem, we would be extremely grateful if you could let us know.