New Book: Serious Fun, out now…

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Serious Fun book coverFor a limited time, Amazon is offering my latest book – SERIOUS FUN: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Leading Remarkably Fun Programs That Make A Difference – for only USD$27.95 including shipping anywhere in the world.

>>>> http://www.amazon.com/Serious-Fun-Step—Step-Remarkably/dp/0992546400

Serious Fun is my fourth publication, yet unlike my other three, this book is not an activity book – rather, it describes how I do what I do.

The book has already received many wonderful plaudits from such heavy-hitters as Seth Godin (inspirational thought leader), Karl Rohnke (author of the seminal ‘Silver Bullets’ book) and Andrew Griffiths (Australia’s #1 small business author). Visit the book’s website www.seriousfunbook.com to see what they had to say.

Serious Fun describes the process I take, step by step, to design and deliver remarkably fun programs which make a difference to the lives and performance of the groups I work with.

If you’re a teacher, corporate trainer, youth worker, outdoor educator or campsite operator, this book will help you inject more fun and more value into your programs, while also answering 20 of the most common programming questions you probably ask yourself all the time, such as How do I create a fun, safe and supportive learning environment? and How do I manage difficult behaviours, such as unwilling participants?

Imbued with 27 years of professional experience, this book will describe the exact skills and strategies I use to immediately engage my groups (young and old alike), invite them to interact and help them feel comfortable to participate in my programs.

To SAVE $12.00 off RRP, go to Amazon >>>> http://www.amazon.com/Serious-Fun-Step—Step-Remarkably/dp/0992546400

BUT, HURRY – Amazon’s limited-time offer expires at midnight Thursday 14 May, 2015 (Australian Eastern Standard time).

BONUS: The book comes with 40 Free Program Templates, complete with step-by-step instructions to help you deliver remarkably fun get-to-know-you sessions, conference energisers, fabulous team-building activities, etc. Plus, answers to more than 20 of the most common programming questions people have been asking me for years.

Got a question, or want to know more, go to www.seriousfunbook.com

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Attn: Aussie Teachers – Back-To-School Program Ideas

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students coming back to schoolYou can never have enough activity ideas to keep students busy, especially when they have just come back from holidays and are still getting used to the idea of being back at school.

Click this link to download a free program template that features an hour of fun, interactive and simple to lead group activities. The exercises are universally appealing (which means students love them) and require no equipment whatsoever.

Then, take a look at the growing online resources which I have developed to accompany my latest book Serious Fun – dozens of fun and engaging group activity ideas which range from 1 to 60 minutes for 12, 30 and 100+ students.

SUPPORT DESK – if I can help you create a program to usher in the new school year as smoothly (and with as much fun) as possible, please contact me today.

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NEW – ‘We Connect’ Cards

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We Connect CardsLooking for a cool, simple prop that is fun to use and promotes interaction and stretching?

Take a look at this new prop We Connect Cards, developed by my good friend, Chad Littlefield.

The link takes you to his KickStarter campaign, and if you like the look of them and their potential, then I urge you to kick in a few bucks. I did, and I’m really looking forward to using them next year.

There is simply never enough opportunities for our groups to interact and share. The more you invest in this exercise, the more powerful and rewarding your group can become. And if nothing else, they look fun.

Check ’em out.

Oh, and if you’ve never come across KickStarter before, you are about to enter a whole new world of ‘what is possible’ out there. Enjoy.

 

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Intentional Leadership Training – by Ryan Eller

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Ryan EllerMy good friend Ryan Eller is coming to Melbourne, Australia to deliver a one-day professional development workshop for leaders.

This is a one-off, must-attend event.

Ryan is the co-host of the hugely popular Live Your List podcast, and director of Paradigm Shift. He is a sought-after international speaker and trainer, and helps leaders empower their groups through intentional leadership, developing strengths and creating powerful relationships.

‘LIVE YOUR LIST’ Workshop
Friday 5 December

This workshop is ideal for leaders of any group, including teachers, corporate trainers, camp and youth leaders. Expect a TON of value and great fun.

Click here to learn more about this interactive, powerful and immensely fun workshop.

I’ll be there, so come and join me.

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All Work & No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

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by Mark Collard

Here’s a link to a Radio National interview conducted recently which explored the value and enormous benefits of integrating ‘play’ into the lives of adults in work and rest.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/all-work-and-no-play-makes-jack-a-dull-boy/5733240

Dr Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, is one of the interviewees. His fabulous book called ‘Play’ is a must-read. As Stuart says in his book – play is as critical to human development as sleep and nutrition.

This is why I love my training workshops so much, because I get to invite people – kids and adults alike – to play.

In my 25+ years experience, I have discovered that play is my most potent weapon which encourages people to have fun, share, trust and learn.

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