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Team Building Exercise: Slowest Balloon

Team Building Exercise: Slowest Balloon
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Problem Solving, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 122 Ratings :::: Monday, February 4, 2013

This team building exercise presents groups with challenges which require solutions to seemingly easy problems. Delegates need to plan, construct and execute their solutions quickly in order to beat other teams. The aim is to make a balloon go slowly upwards, the slower the better. The team with the slowest balloon wins.

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Team Building Exercise: Challenging the Rules

Team Building Exercise: Challenging the Rules
Leadership, Exercises, Persuasion Skills, Self-esteem

Article Rating:::: 78 Ratings :::: Monday, September 24, 2012

Many team building exercises focus on getting participants to interact with each other in solving a problem or becoming better at communication. The problems are usually solvable by teamwork, creativity and persistence.

This exercise has a twist on traditional team building exercises. The task is simply too difficult, maybe even impossible. The aim of this exercise is to test the participants on a critical skill; the ability to realise their limitations, ask for help and think out of the box and possibly break traditional rules.

Our culture often demands that people must follow rules, sometimes even blindly. As a result an individual requires a strong self-esteem and confidence to challenge the status-quo or even lead others in a particular cause against the established norm. This exercise is ideal for improving this particular skill.

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Reading Body Language: Sitting Positions

Reading Body Language: Sitting Positions
Training Articles, Body Language, Personal Impact, Meeting Skills, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 172 Ratings :::: Monday, February 6, 2012

Humans are predictable. Magicians have taken advantage of this predictability for generations. Knowing how to read people helps you significantly in your negotiations, persuasions and overall communications. This ability to predict human behaviour is often related to our evolutionary past. As we have evolved to survive in our environment, we have acquired a lot of “hardwiring” in our brain which now simply dictate our behaviour. We are all too familiar with some of the common behaviours such as seeking water when thirsty or wanting to leave the meeting room when we can no longer hold it.

However, some of these hardwiring and their consequences are more subtle and a careful observation can give the observer a significant advantage in predicting the eventual behaviour. It's all about reading non-verbal signals, where people  are looking, their body orientation, their posture, their eyes, their legs and other gestures. 

In this article, a particularly useful body language technique is presented that helps you read people and understand what people are likely to do before they do it and to use this knowledge to your advantage. This also helps you to improve your communication skills as you don't have to rely primarily on what people say and can read other non-verbal signals to understand them.

 

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Creativity Exercise: The Most Profitable Lego Tower

Creativity Exercise: The Most Profitable Lego Tower
Games, Exercises, Team Building, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 355 Ratings :::: Monday, December 19, 2011

This entertaining exercise enables delegates to practice their creativity and problem solving in a team. It can also be used as a game or competition between different groups with a prize at the end.

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Conflict Management Exercise: Hidden Agenda

Conflict Management Exercise: Hidden Agenda
Games, Conflict Management, Exercises, Problem Solving, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 109 Ratings :::: Monday, December 20, 2010

This exercise helps delegates to understand the importance of working together and the destructive nature of having hidden agendas which can easily lead to conflicts and confrontations. It addresses many areas such as conflict management, assertiveness and persuasion skills.

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Negotiation Training Exercise: You're Out!

Negotiation Training Exercise: You're Out!
Exercises, Negotiation, Decision Making, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 114 Ratings :::: Friday, September 12, 2008

This exercise focuses on presentation and negotiation styles. It also shows how people deal with more difficult situations both as individuals and as part of a group.

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Persuasion Exercise: Please Join Us!

Persuasion Exercise: Please Join Us!
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Communication Skills, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 66 Ratings :::: Monday, September 8, 2008

This exercise focuses on the importance of verbal and non verbal persuasion techniques in achieving goals. By engaging delegates in this activity, participants are encouraged to use different methods of persuasions and discover the efficiency of each technique in completing tasks.

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Assertiveness Exercise: Share with me

Assertiveness Exercise: Share with me
Games, Exercises, Assertiveness, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 398 Ratings :::: Saturday, September 6, 2008

This fun exercise shows the effect of assertiveness in achieving goals by presenting a combination of passive, aggressive and assertive behaviours in the task.

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Assertiveness Exercise: Chair Hopping

Assertiveness Exercise: Chair Hopping
Exercises, Communication Skills, Assertiveness, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 273 Ratings :::: Thursday, September 4, 2008

This exercise shows the importance of different communication styles. In particular, it shows the effect of assertive request in obtaining a desirable outcome.

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5 Quick Steps to Win/Win Negotiation

5 Quick Steps to Win/Win Negotiation
Leadership, Training Articles, Negotiation, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 322 Ratings :::: Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Negotiation is the process of bargaining that precedes an agreement. Successful negotiation generally results in a contract between the parties. Best type of negotiation is “win-win” which means both parties will be satisfied with the result.

“Win-Win” negotiation is about alliance not conflict. Successful negotiation results in long lasting and fruitful professional relationships between parties, reduced tension and stress associated with aggressive bargaining methods and leads to more productive and creative businesses.

In this article we explore five steps to a more successful negotiation for all parties involved:

 

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