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Popcorn – An Engaging and Entertaining Icebreaker

January 20th, 2014

Let’s be honest, sometimes we need a fun time-filler that will keep our groups engaged without keeping them bored. Popcorn is just the kind of activity you are looking for…it is fun, it is fast, and it is engaging. Stephanie Bolen, one of the wonderful Paradigm Shift consultants, explains the instructions for Popcorn in this…

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Eureka Games Spider Web – A Prop to Engage Groups of all Ages

December 4th, 2013

I recently attended a conference in Nashville and his Spider Web Kit. The Eureka Games is based out of Columbus, Ohio and has over 25 activities that can be facilitated with groups ranging from 5-25 people. When I saw Rob facilitating in the lobby of the conference in Nashville, he had four gentlemen blindfolded as…

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Cowboy Up – A Free Icebreaker

September 18th, 2013

The majority of the Paradigm Shift team is from Oklahoma, so we like a good cowboy activity from time-to-time. This activity gives your participants options on how they want to proceed as a cowboy. Cowboy Up Number of Participants: 5-15 Time: 5-10 minutes Activity Level: Moderate Props: None Description: This activity is a last participant stand…

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Trashball – A Leadership Team Building Activity Focused on Integrity

July 31st, 2013

Have you ever had a group find the “gray area” of the rules? A group that tries to skirt around the edges of the activity to get a competitive advantage? I come across groups and then call it when things get intense. Typically I have groups who will continue throwing even after I ask them…

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Labor Day Challenge – Day 19 – Ropes Course

September 24th, 2011

Welcome back to the Labor Day Challenge…I hope you are having as great a day as I am! I stayed up way too late last night (not what I have set out to do during the 6 weeks), ate too much food, but got to spend some great time with some great friends. Today I…

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Educational Talent Search Seniors on the Ropes Course

April 19th, 2011

This week we took out ETS Seniors to the ropes course at Rogers State University and fun as their time on the course!  We started off facilitating stretches, warm ups, icebreakers, tag games, energizers, and name games!  The students then broke into two groups and determination while completing Rescue Ralph.  Once the group had “graduated”…

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ODSA Workshop 3/31/2011

April 5th, 2011

At the end of last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance Programs‘ Annual Conference in Tulsa, and informative way. This year, I decided to use a new initiative, Teamplay Tubes, which we bought from the fine folks at Training Wheels. According to Training Wheels, Teamplay Tubes are a…

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NSU Rookie Bridge Camp Training 3/27/2011

April 1st, 2011

Rookie Bridge Camp. It is one of my favorite things that Northeastern State University has to offer…a volunteer driven two-day camp for incoming students that helps acclimate freshmen to campus life through games, skongs, small groups, and of course, a great float down the beautiful Illinois River. I experienced RBC as an incoming freshmen in…

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Creative Ways to Line-Up a Group

March 29th, 2011

A group line up is a must-have in a facilitator’s “bag of activities.” When used properly it is an effective and in what order! This can be done propless or with props, it just depends on your time, room size and are decks of cards, pieces of paper with numbers on them, or Project Adventure Keypunch…

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Fun Theory Videos

February 18th, 2011

The fine people at Volkswagen are on to something…it is called the fun theory. They believe that something as simple as fun can be used to completely change someone’s behavior. The Fun Theory says that people will change for fun “be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing…

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