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Story Telling Exercise: Design a Story and Act It

Story Telling Exercise: Design a Story and Act It
Exercises, Communication Skills, Body Language, Acting, Storytelling, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 86 Ratings :::: Monday, January 27, 2014

This is an entertaining and creative exercise which can serve a variety of purposes. You can use it for subjects such as story making, storytelling, communication skills, acting and creative writing. You can also use it in a course on public speaking to get delegates practice making stories which they can then utilise in a speech.

The activity is designed to engage everyone at all times, so each member of the group is ultimately involved in all tasks while reducing the total length of the exercise. This shared experience helps delegates examine the subject from multiple angles and feel that they have contributed to all the stories developed in this exercise.

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Creative Writing Exercise: Setting, Reflection, Conversation

Creative Writing Exercise: Setting, Reflection, Conversation
Public Speaking, Exercises, Storytelling, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 18 Ratings :::: Monday, August 5, 2013

This is a fun exercise where delegates get to practice creative writing in groups. Some people find writing difficult especially knowing where to start. This exercise is designed to inspire delegates and help them to write creatively by thinking of associations between prewritten passages given to them.

The writing exercise is also helpful for public speaking or impromptu speech. It helps delegates to systematically create content by getting inspired from reading other content.

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Creativity Exercise: Introducing Random Associations

Creativity Exercise: Introducing Random Associations
Exercises, Problem Solving, Brainstorming, Art, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 23 Ratings :::: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This is a template for a problem solving exercise that help generates a variety of solutions. The technique can be used in brainstorming or any creative thinking activity. It aims to bring randomness into the activity to stimulate thinking and inject non-obvious ideas into the process. You can also use random visual content. This can be particularly useful for brainstorming on design and artistic values of a product or service.

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Storytelling Exercise: Suddenly…

Storytelling Exercise: Suddenly…
Public Speaking, Exercises, Personal Impact, Storytelling, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 33 Ratings :::: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This is a simple storytelling exercises that forces the delegates to think of a new direction for a story every time they want to contribute to it.

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Storytelling Exercise: Collective Story Making

Storytelling Exercise: Collective Story Making
Exercises, Brainstorming, Art, Storytelling, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 13 Ratings :::: Monday, July 16, 2012

In this exercise delegates get to practice writing stories by creatively adding their own extensions to a series of stories and collectively develop them. This is an ideal exercise for creative participation or for coming up with bold and unusual dramatic ideas for making stories. It can be used for any kind of creative expression or story telling such as illustrations, comics, films, theatre, animations, etc.

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Creativity Exercise: Caption the Cartoon

Creativity Exercise: Caption the Cartoon
Games, Exercises, Problem Solving, Marketing, Design, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 17 Ratings :::: Monday, July 4, 2011

This fun activity helps delegates to exercise their creativity and use their whole brains (left and right side) to solve the problems presented here. You can also run this exercise as a competition between groups and provide a prize at the end.

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Concentration Exercise: Focused Article Reading

Concentration Exercise: Focused Article Reading
Exercises, Productivity, Report Writing, Attention and Focus, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 34 Ratings :::: Monday, September 27, 2010

These days we read a lot. As the content consumption has gone up, our attention span seems to be going down. We might pay less attention to what we read, get less of it in and forget it quickly. In other words, in comes from one side, out goes the other side.

Naturally, this is a waste of our valuable time. If you are reading something, you might as well absorb everything it has. Perhaps you want to explain it to others later, so it pays to know the details but also be able to deliver it quickly depending on how much you have. This exercise helps delegates to increase their concentration while reading articles, reports or any written content.

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Concentration Exercise: Focus on a Single Thought

Concentration Exercise: Focus on a Single Thought
Exercises, Productivity, Stress Management, Attention and Focus, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 41 Ratings :::: Monday, August 2, 2010

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.

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Writing Skills

Writing Skills
Exercises, Report Writing, Sales Skills, Marketing, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 19 Ratings :::: Monday, September 21, 2009

This series of exercises help the delegates to practice writing by observing and improving a variety of different sources. The list is intended as a starting point so you can get ideas about potential exercises. You can extend this list by thinking of many other ideas.

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Team Building Exercise: The Punch Line

Team Building Exercise: The Punch Line
Games, Exercises, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 66 Ratings :::: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This is a creative and energizing exercise which encourages thinking on the spot and also allows them to compete with each other. Delegate must complete a story based on a number of given punch lines in a competitive environment.

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