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Our MG RUSH Facilitative Leadership and Facilitator Training alumni have digital rights access to thousands of Brain Breaks (or, Brakes as a double entendre). Here are twenty very common examples for the rest of you. If you need help with the answers, simply reply with a comment or buy us a cup of coffee.

Twenty Popular Brain Breaks to Stimulate Your Meeting Participants

20 Popular Brain Breaks



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Terrence Metz, CSM, PSPO, CSPF, is the Managing Director of MG RUSH Facilitation Training and Coaching, the acknowledged leader in structured facilitation training. His FAST Facilitation Best Practices blog features over 300 articles on facilitation skills and tools aimed at helping others lead faster, more productive meetings and workshops that yield higher quality decisions. His clients include Agilists, Scrum teams, program and project managers, senior officers, and the business analyst community among numerous private and public companies and global corporations. As an undergraduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and MBA graduate from NWU’s Kellogg School of Management, his professional experience has focused on process improvement and product development. He continually aspires to make it easier for others to succeed.

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    • Here you go . . .
      1. Sandbox
      2. Man overboard
      3. I understand
      4. Reading between the lines
      5. Long underwear
      6. Railroad crossing
      7. Downtown
      8. Tricycle
      9. Split level
      10. Three degrees below zero
      11. Neon lights
      12. Circles under your eyes
      13. Highchair
      14. Paradise
      15. Touchdown
      16. Six feet underground
      17. Mind over matter
      18. He is beside himself
      19. Backwards glance
      20. Life after death

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