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Ideas for Motivational Workshops

Updated March 23, 2017

Motivational workshops provide a vehicle for change. The workshops can be aimed at the individual who seeks self-improvement, or they can be at the corporate level. Corporate motivational workshops help to build teams, improve communications between departments and within departments and integrate employees after corporate mergers. Motivational workshops, at the corporate or personal level, help to bring about change and improvement. Ideas for motivational workshops include role playing, active involvement of participants and brainstorming.

Colours of the Week Corporate Team Building Game

According to businessballs.com, team-building games help employees to communicate and increase employee motivation. Team-building games help employees to see things differently and to use different styles of thinking. Businessballs.com suggests a game called Colors of the Week to help people understand how emotions and feelings are different in each person. Those different feelings can affect how people act and think.

Psychological Iceberg Exercise

In the psychological iceberg exercise, employees or individuals draw an iceberg and begin to diagram factors associated with their life or work environment, according to businessballs.com. Like an iceberg, the factors listed at the tip of the iceberg will be visible to the outside world while other factors lower down on the iceberg become difficult to see. According to businessballs.com, this exercise in a motivational workshop can be used as a starting point for activities related to motivation and attitude, balancing work and life and well-being, and identifying hidden feelings.

Johari Window

According to businessballs.com, the Johari Window exercise is a motivational workshop idea for improving self-awareness. The Johari Window model is used to for personal development and to improve communications. It is considered a disclosure/feedback model and is divided into four regions. The "open area" refers to information that the person knows about himself and that others know about him or her. The "blind area" or "blind spot" is information that the person does not know about himself, but others know about him. The "hidden area" is information the person knows about himself but others do not know. The "unknown area" is information the person does not know and others do not know. The objective is to develop the "open area."

Self-Help and Personal Change

Motivational workshops can focus on personal self-help and suggestions for positive attitudes. According to businessballs.com, deep relaxation combined with positive visualisation can lead to a positive personal change in life.

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About the Author

Frank Girard is a copywriter and marketing consultant who has been working in the field since 1995. He has published ebooks, including "How to Succeed as a Freelance Marketing Consultant" and "101 Questions and Answers About Internet Marketing." Girard provides freelance copywriting work for clients around the country. He has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of North Carolina.