A dynamic, interactive & fun keynote address is one of the most powerful strategies you can employ to engage & inspire your conference delegates.

playmeo’s founding director, Mark Collard, is regularly invited to present keynote addresses to conference audiences all over the world including the United States, Australia, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Canada and Russia.

Mark’s presentations are fun & thoroughly interactive. His warm & friendly persona will engage your audience immediately. Four of his most popular & impactful presentations are described below.

All presentations can be delivered in-person or online.

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Fun Interactive Games for Virtual Audiences


This popular 60-minute webinar presentation demonstrates a series of fun interactive group games & activities that help engage virtual audiences quickly and easily. The session will also feature a brief conversation about the value of inviting people to connect before you dive into your content or meeting.


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Building Connections Before Content


Relationships matter. This unique and highly interactive presentation shares the scientific research which supports a focus that builds and strengthens relationships. You will walk away inspired by Mark’s vibrant address ready to re-focus your attention on the critical interpersonal skills that will prepare your groups for success.


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Take Fun More Seriously


Drawn from Mark’s latest book Serious Fun, this highly interactive & fun ‘play’note session invites you to take fun more seriously into your classrooms, corporate training rooms, camps, etc. You will be introduced to a simple, yet powerful four-step model which will help your group interact, share, trust & learn.


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Effective Online Learning


This highly interactive online session has been extremely popular during the current COVID19 pandemic. It shares a bunch of useful tips & strategies that will help you deliver effective online learning presentations and presents a series of activities that invite participants to interact, have fun & connect with one another.


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An Ice-Breaker, Really?


Most group facilitators confuse their repertoire of ice-breakers and get-to-know games with experiences that, in fact, are designed to break the ice. In this challenging presentation, Mark will share why many ‘ice-breakers’ are often ice-makers and reveals the five key ingredients of a successful ice-breaking experience.


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The Un-Official Start


This highly interactive and energising session will showcase the simple, yet powerful technology of the “unofficial start” – a strategy designed by Mark Collard to boost the engagement and productivity of any online or in-person gathering of people. Without exception, our clients rave about this session.


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Looking for Something Different?


Every group, conference and audience is different.

Here are a bunch of alternative ideas for keynote presentations that may inspire something new for your program, or could be easily connected to your conference theme:

Serious Fun: A Four-Step Program Design Model that helps you Make a Difference

How To Pick The Right Activity at the Right Time

Top Ten Advanced Facilitation Techniques

The Why, What, When & How of Reflection Activities

The Generations of Processing (Reflection Techniques) Over the Decades


If you’re looking for more engagement & fun, then consider adding these ideas to your conference schedule:

Highly Interactive & Engaging Conference Openings (1 to 20 mins)

Brain-Breaks to Change the Pace & Energise your Audience (30 secs to 5 mins)

Connection Activities to Generate Warmth & Build Relationships (5 to 45 mins)


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