These are the same "field-tested" team building activities that I use in my programs -- perfect for virtually any business, sales team, school or civic organization. Some of the activities take just a few minutes, some last about 10 to 20 minutes, and some last up to about an hour. All of the team building games, icebreakers, energizers and closing activities are great fun and designed to be conducted in a regular meeting room or classroom. Some of the activities use inexpensive materials that are easily obtained at the dollar store, while many require no preparation or materials at all.  

Never conducted a team building activity before? Don't worry! I'll guide you every step of the way with suggested scripts and facilitation secrets so that you look like a pro and get the results you want the very first time! If you can read out loud, you can do this! Please don't be mistaken -- these activities are all simple to conduct, yet have remarkable impact -- 100% guaranteed.

Here's a Brief Description of Some of the Team Building Games, Meeting Icebreakers, Energizers and Closing Activities You Get Instantly:

Team Building Game #1 -
Building Castles in The Air
This energizing eye-opener brings out people's natural tendency to compete and challenges them to think creatively to achieve measurably better results. They could learn from other team members, they could learn from their mistakes in the first round, they could even share resources to create a bigger win for everyone... but will they? People are amazed by their successes when the team pulls together and a great discussion follows on how a cohesive team can achieve incredible results.

Team Building Game #2 -
What Should We Do About The Neighbors?
Rather than really listening most people just wait for their turn to talk! While participants first think this exercise is about persuading others, it's really about listening and mutual respect, especially when you don't agree. Your meeting room will be filled with laughter as your group experiences firsthand how to increase their appreciation for each others' contributions and solve problems much quicker than ever before.

Team Building Game #3 -
How High Will You Bid?
This fast-paced activity is a great way to reinforce how collaboration and healthy competition will create greater wins for everyone. It's a game of strategy, communication, and trust. How much money is in each envelope? How much are you willing to risk? Should you cooperate with the others or just watch out for yourself? Will others look out for you? This is a real thought-provoker and extremely "real world." Your group will talk about it and its lessons for years!

Team Building Game #4 -
A Vision is Worth A Thousand Words
This extremely energizing activity will help your team communicate a shared vision for their future and focus on what they need to do to turn that vision into a reality. I first tried this exercise with a group of upper-level managers thinking it would never work, and they insisted that I give them more time because they were enjoying it so much! Now it's one of my standards. Your team will love it and you'll love the results!

Team Building Game #5 -
A Puzzling Team
This is a great way to open a meeting. At first your group will think that there's no challenge to this icebreaker, but there's a sudden surprise when participants realize that in order to "win" they must think about their other team members and help them to solve their problems, too. No working in a vacuum. Your group will clearly see that they must remain aware of what others need and what others have to contribute in order for the entire organization to thrive.

Team Building Game #6 -
An Egg-Citing Place to Work
As you may have guessed from the title, this does involve an egg or two. Don't worry -- it's not messy. This tons-of-fun activity helps your team to solve complex problems together while confronted with limited resources, competition, limited budgets and time constraints. It's a real test of working together to reach a common goal and maintaining a positive attitude when things don't go according to plan. You'll love how easy this is to apply to your "real world." Get your camera ready -- this offers great picture taking opportunities!

Team Building Game #7 -
The Domino Effect
What's the number one complaint most team members voice? "We need to communication better!" This easy-to-conduct activity is one that my clients talk about for years! It's fun, it's frustrating, it's totally experiential, it's filled with laughter, and it's the perfect activity to help identify the barriers that are in the way of effective communication in your environment and how they can be eliminated.
This works with any type of group!

  1. A “Kiss” of Appreciation -- It's not what you think, but it's one of the most powerful activities I've ever used to end a meeting and receive a standing ovation.
     

  2. Who Will Cross the Line First? -- Is your group competitive? This icebreaker is a must!
     

  3. A Vision is Worth A Thousand Words -- Want to get everyone on the same page? My clients always ask for more time when I lead this activity because they have so much fun doing it and seeing the results.
     

  4. People BINGO -- Not sure how to get people to mix and meet new people? This is an absolute winner.
     

  5. Building The Perfect Team Member -- Time to get the creative juices flowing, and maybe a little glue, too.
     

  6. Seat Swap -- This is one of the simplest activities yet leads to amazing insights about thriving in the midst of change.
     

  7. What Color is Your Thinking? -- Want a unique and powerful way for your group to solve problems and think outside the box? Use this activity and see the "light bulbs" turn on.
     

  8. The 30-Second Consultant -- Got a problem? Solve it quickly and collaboratively with this eye-opening activity.
     

  9. Designers, Developers, Salespeople and Customers -- Perfect for teams with different job functions, participants experience how they can work more effectively toward common goal while respecting one another's individual styles.
     

  10. The Award Goes To -- Do some people on the team need more recognition? They'll remember this for years to come.
     

  11. No “I” in Team -- This on-your-feet icebreaker helps people constrain the biggest deterrent to effective listening -- their egos!
     

  12. Soaring to Success -- Not sure how to close your meeting? Use this on-your-feet quickie to end on a high-note.
     

  13. Walking Billboards -- It's not nice to talk behind people's back... or is it? This is one of my most requested closing activities.
     

  14. Family Ties -- This two-part activity serves as both a perfect icebreaker and a closing activity where participants form ties that bond and learn much more interesting things about each other than the typical stuff.
     

  15. Survival on the Moon  -- An absolute classic game of survival. Will you do better to trust yourself or your teammates?
     

  16. Nametag Scavenger Hunt -- Get the energy pumping from the moment participants arrive and let people know that your meeting will be fun.
     

  17. Ten Body Parts -- My mother taught me this energizer years ago and, to this day, no program participant has been able to solve it on their own.
     

  18. Group Story Telling -- It's amazing what stories your group can tell and what insights they'll gain from this laugh-filled activity.
     

  19. This Place Can Be a Zoo -- The first time I used this icebreaker was with a  relatively conservative group in Singapore. This turned out to be exactly what the group needed after three days of rather dry presentations. The once quiet room was filled with energy, laugher, and open minds.

...Plus 10 more incredible team building games, meeting icebreakers, energizers and closing activities that I'll keep as my secret until you place your risk-free trial order :)

 


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