Research shows that having fun (playing) is as critical to the optimal development of a human being as sleep and nutrition.

 It is equally clear that all human growth and learning occurs outside one's comfort zone.

Yet, the million-dollar question is - how do we, as leaders, invite our teams to willingly step outside their comfort zones to try new things, develop their skills, and grow?

Mark's simple answer, his most potent weapon to meet this challenge, is to have fun. But, in the words of Dr. Seuss - "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how."

In this practical and highly interactive presentation, Mark will share a bunch of simple, yet powerful group activities which he regularly integrates into business meetings to engage his participants, invite them to turn up on time, and build positive relationships.

You will also learn the science behind why investing time and energy in building connections in the workplace will help amplify the results of whatever you're trying to get done.

About Our Presenter - Mark Collard

Mark Collard is the founding director of playmeo (

Mark is best known for his remarkably fun training workshops, interactive keynote presentations, and his three best-selling activity books including No Props No Problem, Serious Fun and Count Me In.

Over the course of his 30+ year career, he has delivered more than 2,000 program days and presentations which have helped 100,000+ people have fun and connect meaningfully with others in 11 countries around the world (translated in 4 languages).

Mark has written 5 books and leverages a massive repertoire of 800+ fun group games & activities to help people connect.

He has produced 350+ video tutorials (which have attracted more than 11 million views), worn out 3 rubber chickens, formed over 5,000 circles, stayed in 300+ dodgy hotels, and spent 5 months of his life in a plane crisscrossing the globe to work with groups.