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energisers for IT training

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I train alot of microsoft office courses and would like advice on energisers that would be suitable for use in training sessions.
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  1. Hop Skip and a Jump
    An effective energiser (even in small spaces and around computers as its relatively safe) that nearly always gets people laughing is as follows:

    Ask everyone to pair up (you might need to join in yourself if numbers are odd). The pairs are asked to count to 3 in turn (A says 1, B says 2, A says 3) in a continuous round (1,2,3,1,2,3).

    Once this is mastered (relatively easily in most instances, although its the change from 3 to 1 that is the sticky point), replace the 1 with a physical act – for instance jumping in the air. So the rhythm becomes jump, 2, 3, jump, 2, 3.

    The next round, replace the 2 with say clapping their hands. The rhythm becomes jump, clap, 3, jump, clap, 3.

    The next and final round, replace the 3 with say slapping their thigh. The rhythm becomes jump, clap, slap, jump, clap, slap.

    You can modify this however you like, as long as you use odd numbers (up to 5), since that is where most of the confusion (hence fun) comes in. It’s harder than it sounds.

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