“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw
The following activities were designed and facilitated by Mercy Corps staff who attended a train the trainer session in Amman, Jordan. Each activity demonstrates one or more reasons why communication fails.
Secret Message: Heba Asaad created a game about seven factors of communication. She split the eight people into four teams: A and B. The A teams at each table were given a secret message and told to mold playdough so that it represented the message.
Once the A teams were done, Heba placed clown masks on them. She told the B teams that they could only ask closed questions to try … Read the rest