Approximately 5 minutes
Best suited for group size 2 to 200
- Get in to groups on two.
- Stand facing each other with about two feet between each. Stand with legs slightly spread as two "outlaws" who meet on the main street of Dodge City for a duel.
- When you say 1, each group claps their right hands together over their heads. When you say 2, each group claps their left hands together, and when you say 3, each group claps both hands together.
- Now try to count 1-2-3 at a steady pace, while all the groups clap simultaneously.
- Begin to change the order: 1-2-1-3-2-2-3-1-3. Everyone starts laughing and all are confused, but they will soon figure it out.
- Now the couples themselves say the numbers. Both have the right to say a number at any time. Says one 2, then they quickly clap your left hand along principle is that the person who first says something, it is to be followed.
- Have more numbers ready. For example 4 to create a conventional flap. This means that you can finish off the exercise in getting participants to clap by saying 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4.
- Tell juicy stories about cowboys and "Outlaws".
Why use energizers in a meeting
In an time with far too many boring and ineffective meetings where we spend endless hours glued to a chair, energizers and power mingling exercises are effective and diverse means to jumpstart energy and group dynamics. Read more about energizers here ...
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