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Icebreaker Thumball  
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Icebreaker Thumball encourages people of all ages to get to know each other, you'll learn more about yourself and others too.
 
Catch the Thumball, look at the panel under your thumb and respond to the question.
 
Easy - Answer the question for yourself.
Hard - Predict the responses of other players.
Difficult - Recall other players answers.
Challenge - Give an answer that a book, TV or movie character might give.
 
Thumballs are high quality, soft, stuffed soccer-style balls. They are safety tested, easy to toss & catch and pleasing to the touch. Thumballs are ideal icebreakers on courses and in training sessions.
 
This ball is 6 inches in diameter and has 32 panels.
 
 

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Meet & Greet Thumball
Thumball is the premier interactive tool that develops essential communication skills for life long learning and social development.
 
All you have to do is catch the Thumball then answer and discuss the question your thumb lands on.
 
Questions include:
  • Two office tools you can't live without.
  • Project you enjoyed working on.
  • Useful tip for keeping organised.
  • The perfect weekend.
  • Describe your ideal client/customer.
Thumballs are high quality, soft, stuffed soccer-style balls. They are safety tested, easy to toss & catch and pleasing to the touch. Thumballs are ideal icebreakers on courses and in training sessions.
 
This ball is 6 inches in diameter and has 32 panels.
 


Know Your Skills Thumball
This personal development Thumball includes many of the skills that we all need to learn and is ideal for both adults and children. It's a fantastic way to introduce and enhance the benefits of personal development for everyone and is great as an icebreaker or to fill the end of the training session.
 
Delegates can be asked 1 of 5 questions when their thumb lands on a panel.
 
Questions include:
  • What is the meaning of this skill?
  • Name at least one example of when and where you personally used this skill.
  • How and where could you use this skill tomorrow?
Skills that are on the ball include:
  • Problem solving.
  • Positive thinking.
  • Decision making.
Thumballs are high quality, soft, stuffed soccer-style balls. They are safety tested, easy to toss & catch and pleasing to the touch. Thumballs are ideal icebreakers on courses and in training sessions.
 
This Thumball is 4 inches in diameter and comes with a 3 page 'Ideas for Play' PDF document, which will be emailed to you when your order is dispatched.
 


Virtues & Values Thumball
Virtues and Values Thumball encourages self-reflection and goal setting through the discussion of personal attributes you would like to have more or less of. Each letter of the alphabet is represented with 3 characteristics and you'll choose one that represents yourself, one that represents someone else or one you would like to develop more or less of.
 
Easy - Read and explain 1 characteristic.
Hard - Read and explain 3 characteristics.
Difficult - Describe yourself according to each term. Is it a virtue, a value or a challenge for you?
Challenge - Think of a book, TV or movie character that exemplifies each characteristic.
 
Thumballs are high quality, soft, stuffed soccer-style balls. They are safety tested, easy to toss & catch and pleasing to the touch. Thumballs are ideal icebreakers on courses and in training sessions.
 
This ball is 4 inches in diameter and has 32 panels.
 


Selling Skills Thumball
International trainer and industry sales record breaker, Frank Flanagan, reveals the secrets of 30 powerful selling skills that you can use immediately. Selling Skills Thumball is suitable for all levels of ability from newcomers to seasoned professionals, you just choose your level and answer the questions - or why not write your own questions?
 
Catch the Thumball and look at the panel under your thumb and respond to the question. Selling Skills Thumball will help you to maximise your results and arm you with the 'selling edge' ammunition to blow your competition away!
 
The Thumball comes complete with it's own 12 page PDF that also includes ideas for effective game play, which will be emailed to you when your order is dispatched.
 
Thumballs are high quality, soft, stuffed soccer-style balls. They are safety tested, easy to toss & catch and pleasing to the touch. Thumballs are ideal icebreakers on courses and in training sessions.
 
This ball is 4 inches in diameter and has 30 panels.
 
                 


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1. Zakeera on 05/03/2013, said:

I bought two of these - the icebreaker and the meet and greet one. Good fun to use in openers but not quite so good when one travels a lot - quite cumbersome to carry around and a little too big ... - especially if you want to carry a couple! Was disappointed not to be able to take them with me to Bahrain!
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2. Alison on 13/02/2013, said:

I ordered 10 Icebreaker Thumballs to give out as a ‘gift’ to international Master Trainers from South Africa, the Middle East, Russia and central Europe. We had great fun using the balls when we needed to energise everyone during the 6 day programme. A big hit all round and no language barriers!
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3. Evonne on 17/04/2012, said:

This is a great product which I have used in every course I have run since receiving it!  Great change to the usual introductions around the room of “who you are and where you have come from”.  Throwing this ball around the group engages everyone in conversation so everyone gets to know each other and the varied topics lead to some lengthy conversations around the room!
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4. Michelle on 19/03/2012, said:

Does what it says on the tin. Great as icebreaker or energiser. Great size and weight to toss between delegates. Can be used quickly or as a discussion starter. The only slight improvement would be to have more global topics – rather than name Italian or Chinese food I would eat, suggest favourite cuisine, as not all cultures have Chinese or Italian food readily available.
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5. Roxanne on 13/01/2012, said:

I'm really pleased with this item. It's well made and includes some good points for discussion in icebreakers. I may invest in some of the other thumballs now and am looking forward to using it. Great item!
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6. louise on 12/12/2011, said:

What a great idea, it’s the perfect item to have in my kit bag for those moments when you need to liven up the room. Because no preparation is needed it can be used anytime, any place, anywhere. I used it on a recent session and the group kept asking for “One more go”!
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7. Janet on 14/11/2011, said:

We received the icebreaker ball the next day after I ordered :-) and used it the day after that. Other than the fun we had throwing it around the office, I found it a really helpful and fun tool to use at the start of a presentation skills workshop. For presentation skills, it was helpful to aid getting people to get out of their chairs (which can be a challenge) but also to present a topic on the spot! It worked brilliantly! The ball is sturdy and the topics are generic so everyone can take part and use their own experience to engage with each other. We also found out that some of our delegates had something in common when answering the farthest place you have travelled which also aided networking! All in all an engaging and fun prop for development!
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8. Simon on 03/11/2011, said:

Very useful and enlightening product. Brilliant way to find out more about your colleagues and fellow training attendees whilst keeping the training room environment casual and laid back.
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9. Carolyn on 20/10/2011, said:

I recently purchased the icebreaker Thumball and used it at the last training course I delivered. Everyone enjoyed this as it was fun, light hearted but also told us different things about each other that we would not necessarily find out. It broke the ice very quickly and got people talking and discussing things they had in common. It also got the energy levels up as they had to catch the ball as well as throw ans that activity in itself caused some amusement! Just need to be aware of glasses of water on the tables! Great tool for breaking the ice and could also be used as an energiser throughoyut the day. Interested now in looking at the other Thumballs! Thanks
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10. John on 28/09/2011, said:

Taking groups through introductions can be ‘death by a thousand cuts’ for trainers and delegates alike. This ball is a little different and goes down well. It looks (and feels) good, has a range of topics/questions on it and can be used in a variety of ways.
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