That can be easily customized.
That make participants think, react, move, or talk.
That are short and easily integrated into existing curriculum.
And that are actually FUN.
Because every trainer knows, if they’re laughing...they’re learning.
Get access to turn-key interactive techniques with:
full facilitator scripts
customizable PowerPoint decks
in-class live demo videos
step by step how-to videos/pdfs
quarterly support webinars
Is your training topic the opposite of engaging?
Are you struggling to do gamification without an app?
Is your training fun meter set too low?
Are you worried participants think your training classes are boring?
Has your training director asked you to be more interactive?
Are your evaluations lower than you want them to be?
Have you ever created a buzz with your training?
But the problem is that getting ACCESS to interactive techniques has been an ongoing training industry issue for years. What’s been so frustrating for trainers is that you have had just two choices...read a book or train-the-trainer. UNTIL NOW.
Choice #1: Read a book
Books have great ideas. But they don't give you a facilitator script, create your slides, or show you a live demo. So, your confidence level for delivery is low.
Choice #2: Train-the-Trainer
TTT is expensive. No customizations allowed. You have to buy materials every time you want to be interactive. And no way can you use your logo.
CHOICE #3: Turn-key interactive techniques
Extreme® Trainings was created so entire departments of trainers, training companies, and independent trainers can confidently deliver highly interactive customized training techniques.
1. Fact or Crap™
A fun, physical, stand-up and sit-down all-participant trivia elimination competition.
2. Attribute Scavenger Hunt™
A table-based networking competition that features multiple unexpected shared attributes.
3. Teambuilding Would You Rather™
An all-class “shout out” technique that reveals insights from having to make funny hard choices.
4. Fluffy Fluffy Deep™
A fast and effective way to make anyone (leader or class participant) instantly engaging.
5. Speed Interviewing™
A fast and high energy networking technique that gets everyone discussing key class ideas.
6. What's Your _____ IQ?™
A customized and compelling multiple choice, true or false, and fill in the blank trivia game.
7. Flag Poll™
Participant polling in a unique, physical, semi-anonymous, and memorable way.
8. Hot Table Topics™
A brainstorming-ideas-at-your-tables technique that participants will actually LIKE.
9. Yes, No, Maybe™
A highly entertaining 2-minute interviewing technique for individuals or the entire class.
10. Volunteer Ball™
A surprising, fun, and proven way to pick volunteers for role plays and exercises.
With Extreme® Trainings Techniques you never have to guess how it all works.
In the suite of 10 turn-key techniques, you get facilitator scripts, downloadable PowerPoint decks, detailed overview videos, in-class live demo videos, how-to videos/PDFs, and quarterly support webinars.
Scripts and slides can be customized for your specific training class topic and with your organization’s logo or department’s logo.
Extreme® Trainings Techniques benefit your organization and your training customers
Builds respect among training participants
Increases curriculum effectiveness and compliance
Gives a better return on your training investment
Contributes to a more engaging cultural impact
Creates a "buzz factor" with employees talking up their training experience.
Brian Walter is a trainer, Hall of Fame professional speaker, humorist, multimedia producer, and communications consultant. Early in his career, he searched for turn-key interactive techniques that could be customized. But they didn’t exist. So, he went out and created them.
Over the last 25 years and with his company Extreme Meetings®, Brian has been perfecting interactive techniques in training classes and conferences all over the country. He has developed a reputation and brand as an exceedingly interactive trainer and speaker. But the secret is... it’s the techniques.
That’s why the heads of training departments, corporate trainers, and independent trainers and speakers have for years been asking if they could license these proven Extreme Meetings® techniques WITH all of the scripts and production assets that go with them. The answer has been no...until now.
By following detailed step-by-step instructions, you’ll have confidence the first time you facilitate a new technique
Your current training classes can be updated with simple 5 and 10-minute techniques
Two different games will provide you with a safe way for your attendees to discover they don’t know as much about a topic as they think they do
You’ll learn the secret facilitator trick to always know the answer to true or false questions
Getting volunteers will no longer be stressful for you or participants
Participants will actually tell THEIR bosses that your class was amazing
You’ll know exactly how to handle an executive who “pops in” to your training class and wants to do something without any preparation
You will have sophisticated PowerPoint training slides that you can customize
“The in-class live demo videos show you (Brian) being very funny. If I’m NOT all that funny of a trainer will the techniques still work as well?”
Yes...because the structure of the techniques is itself funny. For example, when you facilitate Flag Poll everyone will laugh the moment they start waiving their flags. It doesn’t matter if you say the question in a funny way or not. And in Would You Rather...the two extreme choices themselves are funny simply by you reading them out loud. Don’t worry, you WILL get laughs while they learn.
“Our Marketing department is extremely rigid. Can I make the Extreme® Trainings Techniques PowerPoint decks align with our brand standards?”
You can modify the color palette to match your company colors, insert your logo, and change the font to match your brand guidelines. You also have the option to retain Extreme® Trainings to fully customize the colors for your company.
“I’m an independent speaker, not really a trainer. Can I still license these interactive techniques and use them for meetings and conferences with my external clients?"
“How do I actually access the techniques and materials?”
Once you enroll with Extreme® Trainings, you will have 24/7 access on any device to all of the scripts, PowerPoint decks, demo videos, and step by step how-to videos/pdfs. This makes it convenient for you to learn and try out the techniques at your own pace.
“While I really like the idea of the Flag Poll technique, there’s no way I’m going to get approved to buy sets of flags for all the people in my monthly orientation classes. Are there any other options for this?"
Definitely. We have a demo video and instructions on how you can use colored index cards instead of flags. They work JUST as well. Really! Participants SEE the flag image on the screen so that’s in their minds. And as long as you REFER to the cards as flags, everyone will act as if they ARE flags...and wave them like crazy! You CAN get great interaction with humble index cards.
Higher employee engagement
Reduced turnover (nearly 25% of employees leave because of inadequate training)
Boosted training department reputation (the buzz factor)
Faster buy-in to process and skill improvement
Greater training ROI because of increased impact