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Thiagi's 100 Favorite Games

ISBN: 978-0-7879-8199-0
400 pages
September 2006, Pfeiffer
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Thiagi's 100 Favorite Gamesis an exciting new resource from Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, who is acknowledged as the world’s foremost authority on interactive learning. This is a first-of-its-kind collection that represents game play at its very best. Thiagi offers the "how-to" and the "lowdown" on his all-time favorite games. With this resource, you’ll never be stuck for a fun, innovative, and effective activity.

Thiagi’s 100 Favorite Games can be used to:

  • Illustrate concepts
  • Aid learning transfer
  • Improve team work
  • Build critical skills in any training event
  • Energize meetings
  • Or us as icebreakers, or openers and closers to a formal training session
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I: OPENERS.

1. Hello.

2. Taking the Pulse.

3. Placards.

4. Balancing Act.

5. Intro.

6. Postcards from a Friend.

7. Little-Known Facts.

8. Working the Room.

PART II: COMMUNICATION.

9. Communication Modes.

10. Communication Problems.

11. Presentation Skills.

12. Storytelling.

13. Your Funny Life.

14. Light, Medium, or Heavy.

15. Flextalk.

16. Sequencing.

17. Half and Half.

18. Spell and Count.

19. Fast Work.

PART III: SALES AND MARKETING.

20. Best Slogan.

21. The World's Worst.

22. Supply Chain.

23. Influence.

24. Persuasion.

25. Hot Seat.

PART IV: TEAMWORK.

26. FCC.

27. Teamwork Concepts.

28. Secret Coaches.

29. Switch.

30. Equal Air Time.

31. Want and Give.

32. Easy Money.

33. Survivor.

34. Garbage.

35. Fight Right.

36. Newton.

37. Hidden Agenda.

38. Three-Way Sudoku.

39. Virtual Team Tips.

40. Crowd Wisdom.

PART V: LEADERSHIP.

41. Leadership Survey.

42. Leadership Advice.

43. Leadership Art.

44. Leadership Envelopes.

45. Epigrams.

46. Decode.

47. Trash.

48. Freelance.

49. Management Tasks.

PART VI: DIVERSITY.

50. Differences.

51. Triads.

52. Small Potatoes.

53. By the Numbers.

54. Free Time.

55. Company Picnic.

PART VII: PROBLEM SOLVING.

56. Zoom.

57. One to Ten.

58. One, Two, and More.

59. Double Negatives.

60. Letters and Numbers.

61. Long Words.

62. New Anagrams.

63. Similes.

64. Assumptions.

65. Criteria.

66. Karma.

PART VIII: CRITICAL THINKING.

67. $5 Exercise.

68. Double Talk.

69. Audio Tic-Tac-Toe.

70. Memory Test.

71. Business Strategy.

72. Tree.

73. ExEx.

74. Quick Questions.

75. Triple Nine.

76. Wobegon.

PART IX: CORPORATE TRAINING TOPICS.

TIME MANAGEMENT.

77. Time Value.

78. Time Savers.

79. Time Wasters.

TRAINING.

80. Two Sides of Training

81. Interactive Learning

OUTSOURCING.

82. FGI

83. Outsourcing

CHANGE MANAGEMENT.

84. Trifurcation

85. White Water

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE.

86. Workplace Violence

PART X: REVIEW.

87. 2-Minute Sprint

88. Cross-Examination

89. Open Book

90. Review Cards

91. Tougher

92. Fast Grab

93. Top Choices

94. Key Points

95. Whispers

PART XI: CLOSERS.

96. Psychic Massage.

97. Success Stories.

98. Timescapes.

99. Postcard to a Friend.

100. SPAM.

About the Author.

Pfeiffer Publications Guide.

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Author Information

Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, Ph.D., is Resident Mad Scientist at the Thiagi Group, a Bloomington, Indiana–based organization with the mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably. Thiagarajan has published forty books, one hundred and twenty games and simulations, and more than two hundred articles. He has made hundreds of presentations and keynote speeches at professional conferences. An international consultant, he has lived in three different countries and has consulted in twenty-five others.
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