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Team Building Exercise: Touch the Tennis Ball Once

Team Building Exercise: Touch the Tennis Ball Once
:: Article Rating :: Leadership, Games, Exercises, Team Building, Communication Skills, Exercises for Kids, Stress Management, Attention and Focus, Outdoors

This is a fantastic exercise in getting a group practice working together, coordinating their activities and learning to work more efficiently. Delegates must review their performance and think of better strategies in problem solving.

As an analogy this exercise can be thought of as a production team tasked to produce a gadget where the efficiency of the team leads to better production rates. The team must think of ways to improve the production rate and workflow. They must think of strategies that can be implemented easily in practice and improved on. The exercise requires teamwork, leadership, communication skills and the ability of each team to get the best from every individual.


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Motivation Exercise: The Power of Colours

Motivation Exercise: The Power of Colours
:: Article Rating :: Exercises, Exercises for Kids, Motivation, Energizer, Stress Management

Colour can change the mood. In this exercise you will immerse the delegates in various colours and encourage them to see the effect of each colour on their mood. You can then discuss various uses of colours either in the environment or when used in products, advertisements or in other content.

You can also combine this exercise with other training activities, so that while delegates are going through a particular exercise, they are immersed in certain colours. You can then address various topics all in one exercise.


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Training Video: Inspirational Quotes

Training Video: Inspirational Quotes
:: Article Rating :: Training Articles, Coaching, Motivation, Stress Management, Large Group, Goal Setting, Self-esteem

We have created the following motivational video containing many inspiring and famous quotes that we like very much and like to share with you.

You can also use the video as a training resource during your courses when you need to make people pause and think about the meaning of life, their goals and what they want to achieve.

Give us feedback and let us know what you think.


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Self-Analysis: Make Your Gratitude List Longer

Self-Analysis: Make Your Gratitude List Longer
:: Article Rating :: Exercises, Motivation, Stress Management, Goal Setting, Personal Impact

This exercise helps delegates to become more aware of what they have and therefor appreciate where they are and how they are living. In our quest to become better and grow, we sometimes forget what we have or what we have achieved that we didn’t have before. Thinking of them periodically helps us to monitor our progress, become more confidence, happy and energetic. This is not a group exercise. Delegates can do this on their own.


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Problem Solving Exercise: Solve Problems Under Pressure and Stress

Problem Solving Exercise: Solve Problems Under Pressure and Stress
:: Article Rating :: Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Creativity, Productivity, Stress Management, Attention and Focus, Change Management

This exercise helps delegates to understand the importance of several key principles, such as “Parkinson’s Law” as well as managing their performance in the face of change or increasingly challenging environments. It is also useful for teamwork, decision making, leadership and creativity. You can use this exercise to teach “Parkinson’s Law” in a time management course.


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Concentration Exercise: Focus on a Single Thought

Concentration Exercise: Focus on a Single Thought
:: Article Rating :: Exercises, Productivity, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Stress Management, Report Writing, Attention and Focus, Creative Writing

The digital age has made it possible to multi-task. Multi-tasking increases productivity because you can do more in a given time. But can you? With certain activities, such as driving while listening to an audio book, this is highly productive. With some activities, you may easily end up producing sub-standard quality or finish none at all.

Like everything, if used excessively, it can actually reduce productivity. People who multi-task too much may start to suffer from lack of concentration. For example, you may sit behind a computer and decide to write a report. However, lots of unrelated ideas about you latest emails, browsing, conversations or daily activities can pop up in your mind that constantly slow you down.

It pays to practice concentration, so that when necessary you can focus as if nothing else matters and give a task your 100% effort.

It is famously known that if you want to increase your productivity and quality of your life to 100%, give 100% to every little thing you do. In other words, when you write a report, only think about writing it and when you are on holiday, only think of things you can do to have fun and not about work you left behind, or work that you will have to do when you get back.

This activity contains a series of exercises on increasing concentration. Depending on your course and delegates, you can initiate them during the course or provide them as ideas for post course exercises.


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Handling Unfortunate Events

Handling Unfortunate Events
:: Article Rating :: Exercises, Productivity, Motivation, Energizer, Stress Management

This is a fun activity which encourages delegates to be more optimistic and find positive points about some situations often perceived negatively. This exercise works best as an energiser and generates some laughs.


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Stress Management: Glass of Water

Stress Management: Glass of Water
:: Article Rating :: Exercises, Stress Management, Goal Setting, Change Management

In this exercise, delegates explore the implications of stress and how it affects their workflow. In 1936, Hans Selye carried out extensive research on stress. He found that the body goes through 3 stages during distress:

  • The body is alarmed
  • The body’s resistance is increased
  • The duration of the distress causes exhaustion.

These three stages are present in any stressful activity. If we want to get over our stress and reduce its impact, it is ideal to know which one of these is causing most of the problem so we can take steps to improve it.

This exercise uses a simple example to demonstrate the three phases.


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Stress Management Exercise: Shared Solutions

Stress Management Exercise: Shared Solutions
:: Article Rating :: Exercises, Motivation, Problem Solving, Stress Management, Goal Setting

This uplifting exercise can be used as part of a stress management course or any other training session where delegates are more likely to be stressed or under pressure. The activity encourages a proactive approach to problem solving and therefore can effectively reduce stress levels.


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Energiser: Synchronised Movement

Energiser: Synchronised Movement
:: Article Rating :: Exercises, Icebreakers, Communication Skills, Creativity, Energizer, Stress Management, Large Group, Acting

This is a fun activity which can be used as an energiser or icebreaker within any group of people. The physical movement associated with this exercise makes it ideal for long training sessions where participants have to sit down for a long time.


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