Effective communication gives us a better understanding of others. It’s possible to improves one’s communication skills through games. One communication game is a DIY card game that involves bargaining. Another game, Listen and Draw, involves one person giving instructions to a team about how to draw objects. In Guess The Feeling, someone acts out an emotion for others to guess. Non-Verbal Acting is a non-verbal communication game using a conversation script. Standing Four involves groups sitting, standing and using nonverbal communication, while Positive Language Only requires people to use only positive words for a specified period of time. These and other games can be played with partners, co-workers, students and children.
- Standing Four is a game involving non-verbal communication and standing and sitting.
- The Positive Language Only game asks that you only use positive language with a partner for a specified period of time.
- When playing Don’t Listen, a person is required to listen to a speaker for only 30 seconds.
“When we communicate effectively, we have a better understanding of others – and they have a better understanding of what we’re about.”