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Communication and Listening exercises

Communication and Listening exercises

Over the years, I’ve collected these communication exercises and activities from a variety of LinkedIN discussions and recommendations from trainers and business people. If you aren’t sure how to choose a team building game, view How to Choose a Teambuilding Game Infographic. If you̵... Read More
Time Management Activities

Time Management Activities

Looking for a Time Management activity? Try one of these, that I’ve collected from a variety of LinkedIN discussions  (if you want additional time management resources, Trainers Warehouse might have what you need): Time Management Activities The Mayo Jar $86,400 Ribbon Life Time Management Ic... Read More
Stress Management Activities

Stress Management Activities

Stress management is a frequent topic on LinkedIn and so many have shared their wonderful exercises and activities. Here are some that stood out as most “liked.” Stress Management Activities Stress for Success Straw Activity Start Talking! Stress Management Thumball Consider the Conseque... Read More
Five Minute Competitive Exercises

Five Minute Competitive Exercises

In our LinkedIN group, Effective and Fun Training Techniques, Noreen Clifford recently posed a question about competitive games: Here’s a challenge! I’m looking for a 5 minute competitive exercise that gets people working together, but also challenges them. So many great ideas have come ... Read More
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Activities

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Activities

Conflict resolution is a hot topic, whether you teach negotiation, team-building, leadership, or communication skills. Here are a few activities that will help you quickly cut to the core and identify challenges and processes to manage difficult relationships.... Read More
Diversity Training Games and Exercises

Diversity Training Games and Exercises

As my eldest son becomes a pre-teen, emotional intelligence, acceptance, empathy and understanding have become hot topics in our house. As new as these issues may be for us, they’ve been hot for quite a while in businesses and organizations, as indicated by the popularity of this LinkedIn disc... Read More
Assertiveness Games and Activities

Assertiveness Games and Activities

Several folks have requested ideas for teaching Assertiveness. In the handful of discussion posts that I found, following is a compilation of some of my favorite ideas. First, Arthur Lerner explains: “Introverted behavior is not by itself a particularly good indicator of non-assertive or passi... Read More
Memorable Debriefs

Memorable Debriefs

eLearn Magazine just published an opinion piece I wrote about debriefing learning activities and events.  It started like this: After a two-day marketing conference I attended recently, a colleague asked cordially: “So, what are your top takeaways?” I was exhausted from sitting, listeni... Read More
Virtual Icebreakers & Team Building Activities

Virtual Icebreakers & Team Building Activities

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, trainers looking to make their webinars as interactive as their live training sessions asked about virtual icebreakers. I initially put this blog post together several years ago, but am updating it now to reflect new ideas and new resources that have become availab... Read More
Making New Friends: Building relationships through communication

Making New Friends: Building relationships through communication

When opposing parties get to the negotiating table, they too often dive into the meat of the deal, and begin arguing for their perspective. We see that in how our government operates today and in how people discuss politics, family matters, work challenges, and more. It’s time to STOP, take a ... Read More