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Mumblers
Objectives:
Icebreaker/Warm-up/Communication
Group Size:
Setup:
None
Directions:
When it comes to communication it’s surprising to learn that as little as 7 per
cent of a communication’s effectiveness can be attributed to words alone –
with voice quality contributing 38 per cent and ‘non verbals’ providing the
remaining 55 per cent.
Most people won’t believe you when you give them these figures – which kind
of proves the point – so rather than trying to argue the point, try this exercise
which is also a great deal of fun.
Divide the group into pairs and give one person in each pair a card with a
simple task that they should communicate to their partner. Examples of the
type of task would be: ‘Close the door’, ‘Open the window’, ‘Scratch my back’
etc.
They can communicate with each other any way they like – gestures, sounds,
tone of voice – with the exception that they can’t use recognizable words. The
exercise finishes when the task has been completed.
1
1997 – 2007 Mike Willis Learning Services
Mumblers
Objectives:
Icebreaker/Warm-up/Communication
Group Size:
Setup:
None
Directions:
When it comes to communication it’s surprising to learn that as little as 7 per
cent of a communication’s effectiveness can be attributed to words alone –
with voice quality contributing 38 per cent and ‘non verbals’ providing the
remaining 55 per cent.
Most people won’t believe you when you give them these figures – which kind
of proves the point – so rather than trying to argue the point, try this exercise
which is also a great deal of fun.
Divide the group into pairs and give one person in each pair a card with a
simple task that they should communicate to their partner. Examples of the
type of task would be: ‘Close the door’, ‘Open the window’, ‘Scratch my back’
etc.
They can communicate with each other any way they like – gestures, sounds,
tone of voice – with the exception that they can’t use recognizable words. The
exercise finishes when the task has been completed.
1
1997 – 2007 Mike Willis Learning Services