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Communication & Listening Exercises

Communication & 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
Perfect Icebreaker Questions & Activities for Training

Perfect Icebreaker Questions & Activities for Training

Trainers always talk about “connections before content.” Icebreaker questions are critical starts to your training because they help learners connect with one another and with the topic they will be exploring. Looking for the perfect prompt for your next session. Let this be your guide! ... Read More
Training Icebreakers that Make the Most of Every Minute

Training Icebreakers that Make the Most of Every Minute

If you remember going to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when you were a kid, you might recall arriving early to see clowns walking around the arena, greeting guests, and carrying their funny “walk-around” props (instant sight gags — visual images that make you ch... Read More
Brain Bites – Brain Science Improves Training

Brain Bites – Brain Science Improves Training

Experiential learning isn’t just for fun. Diving into Elizabeth Kensinger and Andrew Budson’s book, The Science of Memory: Why We Forget and How to Remember Better, took me on an odyssey of understanding the brain and how trainers can harness its power to deliver more memorable training.... Read More
Where Training and Coaching Collide

Where Training and Coaching Collide

Training and coaching are siblings in the performance improvement and skill-development world — related but quite unique when compared to each other. By understanding them more thoroughly, we can harness resources to maximize the impact of each. How Training and Coaching Differ Training typica... Read More
Step Up your Experiential Leadership Training

Step Up your Experiential Leadership Training

We had the pleasure of Jamie Thompson’s insight during a Trainers Warehouse Show & Share conversation. Jamie is the principal of MTa Learning, a game development company based in the UK. As a seasoned developer of experiential learning leadership activities, Thompson shared a handful of me... Read More
Emotional Intelligence Activities & Exercises

Emotional Intelligence Activities & Exercises

Emotional intelligence is one of the most challenging leadership skills to develop. Coaches and trainers appreciate the importance of developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI), but struggle with the best ways to do it. Drawing on the tools and expertise of EQ specialists, a wide range of emotiona... Read More
Diversity Games and Activities * Community Share

Diversity Games and Activities * Community Share

Our informal discussion about diversity training shed light on the resistance trainers face when conducting DEI training. We also pooled ideas for diversity training tips and activities that help lessen resistance, build understanding about the topic, and strengthen individual’s sensitivity to bot... Read More
Conversation Starters to Help Groups Open Up

Conversation Starters to Help Groups Open Up

A handful of online learning sessions with expert facilitators Amy Climer and Chad Littlefield added a few more tricks to my repertoire. The two modeled a handful of get ‘em talking techniques and conversation starters that I’ll be happy to replicate at my next session, live or online! Hopefully... Read More
Halloween Tricks ‘n Treats for Training

Halloween Tricks ‘n Treats for Training

Use your Halloween candy for training adults or teaching kids. Try these Halloween-inspired facilitation tricks and treats and make the most of the Halloween season in your training sessions: Icebreakers Favorites? Ask your group what their favorite Halloween candy is.  Let them know that even thou... Read More