> Why use team building games and team building activities?
Most Meetings are a Waste of Time and
Just consider the cost of getting people together, away from their
normal responsibilities. And if you have to rent a meeting room or pay
for travel expenses and food, you can be talking about several thousand
Most Meetings are Boring
As a professional speaker and trainer for two decades, I've attended
many meetings where I've sat in the back of the room waiting for my turn
to present. Some of these meetings were wonderful, but most were rather
boring and ineffective. You could often see people secretly
checking their Blackberrys and doing whatever they could to stay awake
and look interested.
There Had to Be a Better Way
Frankly, I got tired of seeing my own clients wasting their companies'
time and money with ho-hum meetings and decided to do something about
I Conducted an Experiment
I compiled my very best team building games, icebreakers and techniques
for conducting incredibly productive meetings (the ones I had been using
with great success as a professional speaker and trainer) and gave them
to my clients to see if they, without any professional training, could
get the same results I got with my groups.
Some People Were Skeptical
At first some of my clients thought the ideas were silly and didn't want
to try them. Some didn't recognize the value of a meeting icebreaker or game.
Others thought the
ideas were too simple. Isn't it amazing how some people don't value
something unless it's complicated? I urged them to trust me and try one
or two of the icebreakers, games and meeting tools and see what
The Proof Was in the Pudding
Boy, were they ever surprised. The changes in their meetings was
immediate and measurable. Their evaluation scores shot up on their
evaluation forms. And for those that didn't use meeting
evaluation forms, the praise they heard from the participants was all
they needed to keep using the icebreakers, team building games and
Now You Can Do It, Too
More and more people asked me for the team building games and meeting
tools that I had given to my clients. To make things easy for everyone,
I put them into a couple instant download "PDF" ebooks with fool-proof
step-by-step instructions (I used to say "idiot-proof" but my assistant
Ellen said that wasn't very nice). Either way, if you follow the simple
instructions, you can't mess this up and you'll look like a pro the very
If you'd like a copy of my 12 best team
building games, meeting icebreakers, and tons of tips, tools and techniques for conducting
highly productive meetings, go to my
team building games
and meeting ideas
Let's put an end to boring meeting forever!