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50 Digital Team-Building Games: Fast, Fun Meeting Openers, Group Activities and Adventures using Social Media, Smart Phones, GPS, Tablets, and More by John Chen

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CHAPTER 2

Communication/Games for Speakers

It takes a lot of communication to build a team. Ironically, the best team communication happens when a team communicates without saying a word. The team member knows where to be, when to be there, and what to do—and that happens only with practice, practice, practice.

The collection of games that follows focuses on team communication: how members interact with one another and how they communicate with you as the presenter, speaker, or leader. The skills that these exercises help build range from texting to digitally raising a hand to learning better teleconference protocol when presenting online. Many of these games are designed to help speakers persuade an audience of any size to interact with you, the leader, thus making your presentation more interactive and engaging. Communication and trust are the foundation of teamwork, and these games are best used in the early stages of team development, often as the second initiative after an icebreaker.

Texting Q&A—Asking Anonymous Questions Via Text

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Time: 5–30 minutes

Participants: 2–1,000

Technology: Cell phone text, Twitter, chat

Category: Communication

Goals

Get reluctant or shy people to participate.

Game Summary

Ask and answer challenging questions by submitting them anonymously. This interactive audience participation allows many people to submit questions to a speaker at the same ...

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