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Team Building Exercise: You Can’t Touch My Palm

Team Building Exercise: You Can’t Touch My Palm
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Large Group, Attention and Focus

Article Rating:::: 26 Ratings :::: Monday, January 14, 2013

This is a fun activity that requires concentration and focus. It is ideal as a team building exercise or as an icebreaker to make people feel more comfortable with each other.

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Illustration Exercise: Collective Masterpiece

Illustration Exercise: Collective Masterpiece
Exercises, Large Group, Illustration

Article Rating:::: 33 Ratings :::: Monday, December 24, 2012

Use this exercise to get a group of people work on a common illustration exercise. This can be used as an icebreaker to make the group feel more comfortable with each other and also assess the competency of each person in drawing or painting. The group’s work leads to a final piece that everyone has equally contributed to which can then be kept to represent the class for future sessions or even to show off to external visitors. This exercise scales up quite easily for a large group as well, so it is ideal if you have a large audience and want to engage them in an illustration activity.

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Brainstorming Exercise: Display Your Ideas

Brainstorming Exercise: Display Your Ideas
Exercises, Problem Solving, Presentation Skills, Large Group, Brainstorming, Illustration

Article Rating:::: 19 Ratings :::: Monday, November 26, 2012

In this brainstorming exercise delegates learn to come up with ideas separately and then together as a large group. The brainstorming technique helps those who are more comfortable in smaller groups to contribute while still taking advantage of large group creativity and brainstorming.

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Team Building Exercise: Mexican Wave

Team Building Exercise: Mexican Wave
Games, Exercises, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Large Group, Outdoors

Article Rating:::: 33 Ratings :::: Monday, June 25, 2012

This exercise is a great energizer. It is highly active and best performed outdoors. At first, this exercise may sound bizarre but people usually get used to it quickly. It can be used as teambuilding activities for kids or for adults.

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Icebreaker: Art Class Warm Up

Icebreaker: Art Class Warm Up
Exercises, Icebreakers, Large Group, Art, Illustration

Article Rating:::: 8 Ratings :::: Monday, May 28, 2012

This icebreaker is ideal for art classes on various topics such as illustration, drawing and painting. Suppose you want your new delegates to get to know each other better while at the same time gauge how good they are at illustration. You can reach both goals with this easy activity.

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Time Management Exercise: Monitor Your Perfectionism

Time Management Exercise: Monitor Your Perfectionism
Exercises, Productivity, Large Group, Goal Setting, Attention and Focus

Article Rating:::: 60 Ratings :::: Monday, February 20, 2012

This is a quick exercise that helps illustrate that we don’t need to be perfect all the time. Aiming for perfection can cost a lot of time and is often counter-productive. Research shows that majority of people who suffer from bad time management are perfectionist and their tendencies to produce everything at an unrealistically high-level of quality lead them to have a substandard quality of life and overall performance.

This exercise can help people understand that sometimes aiming for just a bit lower quality will still get them as far but can help them save a significant amount of time.

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect
Exercises, Body Language, Large Group, Acting, Attention and Focus

Article Rating:::: 32 Ratings :::: Monday, December 12, 2011

Sometimes a little action can lead to a lot of change as the actions are amplified. This exercise helps delegates see this effect in a symbolic exercise on gestures on what is famously known as the “butterfly effect”. It is ideal for courses on team building, communication skills, change management, body language and leadership skills. It also demonstrates the power of non-verbal signals and how we can be strongly sensitive to certain gestures. 

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Attention and Focus Exercise: Touch 9 Cones

Attention and Focus Exercise: Touch 9 Cones
Games, Exercises, Exercises for Kids, Large Group, Attention and Focus, Outdoors

Article Rating:::: 55 Ratings :::: Monday, November 14, 2011

This is a physical exercise ideal for physical training as well as concentration and focus. This exercise touches on many areas with the aim to make an individual more agile and precise while under pressure. In particular, participant will cover the following:

  • Think strategically to plan ahead and determine your moves
  • Execute moves perfectly based on a strategy
  • Move quickly with maximum speed and minimum error
  • Concentrate without making mistakes
  • Compete with others both physically and mentally

You can run this exercise as a competitive game and offer a prize to the winner.

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Memory Exercise: Andy Says…

Memory Exercise: Andy Says…
Games, Exercises, Exercises for Kids, Large Group, Attention and Focus, Memory

Article Rating:::: 36 Ratings :::: Monday, October 31, 2011

This exercise helps delegates to memorise physical moves and also improve reaction times when a command is heard. The basic concept is very simple and can be easily applied to a variety of exercises, especially sport exercises. This activity is ideal for memorising specific moves or allowing participants to focus and concentrate.

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Clock Buddies: Find Your Number 7 Partner

Clock Buddies: Find Your Number 7 Partner
Exercises, Train the Trainer, Motivation, Large Group

Article Rating:::: 223 Ratings :::: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Suppose you want to pair up your delegates. The usual way is that you just give a simple instruction such as “partner with the person on your left”. What if in another exercise you want to pair them up again but this time with a different partner? You probably need to give a different instruction and devise a new pattern. If you have many exercises to go through, perhaps in a multi-day course, it can quickly become confusing to come up with new patterns. The usual instruction at this point becomes “find a partner you have not worked with so far” with the inevitable inefficiency as people would spend some time figure out who to go to.

It makes sense to have an easy system to find new partners for different exercises. The method presented here will facilitate this process.

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