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3 Fun Ways To Start A Meeting

3 Fun Ways To Start A Meeting

In today's video, I'm going to give you 3 fun ways to start a meeting, whether you're meeting everyone for the first time, or you're old friends. All of these ideas use my new We! Connect Sticker Nametags, but you can certainly use your own DIY system for these as...

5 Creative Ways To Start a Meeting

5 Creative Ways To Start a Meeting

Today, I have for you – 5 creative ways to start a meeting using my new We! Connect Sticker Nametags. Let’s get right into it. When your meeting participants come into the room, have them fill out the nametag, then drop it into a fishbowl. Once everyone has arrived,...

How to Handle and Over Talker or Monopolizer

How to Handle and Over Talker or Monopolizer

In a recent discussion with some group dynamics facilitators, we touched on an interesting topic: How do you handle monopolizers or over-talkers? Given that this is a common challenge in group settings, I wanted to address it right away. The Over-Talker Experience...

How Can I Make My Conference More Fun And Valuable

How Can I Make My Conference More Fun And Valuable

You're planning a conference, summit, or symposium and want to make it both more enjoyable and valuable. I'll define what those terms mean and share a straightforward, no-prep, no-cost method to achieve this goal. The primary purpose of conferences is to educate and...

How To Improve Communication: Convincing vs Enlightening

How To Improve Communication: Convincing vs Enlightening

How many of you, as part of your job, need to educate or train people? You have to convey information effectively. Take a look around—that's many of us. Recently, Cole shared something that I've been pondering: the distinction between convincing and enlightening. As a...

Icebreakers For Work: Adults – Click Quotes Activity

Icebreakers For Work: Adults – Click Quotes Activity

Icebreakers, in my view, should aim to swiftly bridge people into meaningful conversations. They ought to serve more as connection accelerators than mere conversation starters. Whether it's a first meeting or an interaction within an established group, the goal...

How to NOT Overwhelm Introverts In a Group

How to NOT Overwhelm Introverts In a Group

At the outset of this session, I mentioned a plan to have participants share their thoughts in a group setting. However, recognizing the diverse comfort levels with public speaking, especially among introverts, I've adjusted that approach. Instead of large group...

3 Fun Roundtable Conversation Starter Topics

3 Fun Roundtable Conversation Starter Topics

In today's fast-paced world, genuine conversations can often fall by the wayside, replaced by superficial interactions. I've dedicated my career to reversing this trend, working alongside some of the brightest leaders and educators globally to foster deeper...

How To Avoid Exclusion

How To Avoid Exclusion

Today, we're exploring the concept of preventing exclusion. In our current culture, there's significant discussion on promoting inclusion and fostering a sense of belonging, which is undoubtedly vital. However, I'm equally fascinated by the reverse: How can we prevent...

6 Icebreakers That Don’t Suck

6 Icebreakers That Don’t Suck

In this exciting video, I'm thrilled to dive into some remarkable strategies and tools designed to energize and connect any group, regardless of their mood or personality. But before we dive in, let's establish an essential premise: even the most engaging exercises...

ONE Choice To Transform Relationships

ONE Choice To Transform Relationships

Openness is not just about being receptive to the answers we receive; it's about the courage to engage with whatever comes our way, no matter how unexpected. The essence of true openness lies in two key aspects. Firstly, openness requires us to embrace the responses...

How to Connect People At Work

How to Connect People At Work

In my role, I have the privilege of assisting some of the most brilliant leaders and educators worldwide in enhancing connection and engagement within their organizations. Despite this, I have intentionally avoided engaging with the Surgeon General's report on the...

Teambuilding Group Activities Competition vs Connection

Teambuilding Group Activities Competition vs Connection

In our quest for meaningful interactions, it's essential to strike a balance between competition and connection. One playful approach I've found incredibly effective is what I call "Conversation Roulette." This exercise encourages rapid engagement with a stack of...

Icebreakers for Introverts

Icebreakers for Introverts

Finding the right way to break the ice can be particularly challenging for introverts. Recognizing this, I sought advice from three expert facilitators: Mark, Amy, and Nate, who generously shared their perspectives on effective icebreaker exercises tailored for...

How To Moderate a Warm Up Activity BEFORE a Panel

How To Moderate a Warm Up Activity BEFORE a Panel

In today's blog, I'm delving into a powerful strategy that I've found to significantly enhance team dynamics and improve event engagement— a concept I like to call "Cheat Code to Connection Before Content." This approach prioritizes building connections within teams...

How Do You Make A Conference Unique

How Do You Make A Conference Unique

This week, I have five ridiculously innovative and practical ideas to weave into your events to make them more engaging and memorable: Start with the Unexpected: Encourage immediate engagement by doing something unexpected at the beginning. For example, use name...

New Series – Playmeo & We and Me

New Series – Playmeo & We and Me

One of my favorite collaborators - Mark Collard of playmeo.com and I have teamed up to bring you this really exciting series of videos. All of them are full of great advice for getting your group connected, energized, and feeling like they're really a part of the...

Activity to Increase Intelligence: Question Quest

Activity to Increase Intelligence: Question Quest

I started this session I was leading by engaging the audience in an activity designed to illustrate resistance to change - just the simple act of crossing your arms. Try it now. Cross your arms. Now, take a look at your arms, and whichever one is on top, switch them....