Use this free training game as a fun way of demonstrating that we could all benefit from improved listening skills. This training game is of course really useful during a training session on communication skills or other related topics.
This one page instruction sheet for a listening skills training game can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page or you can follow the instructions below.
Ask one person to leave the room while the rest of the participants come up with a well known phrase, slogan or rhyme. Each participant must take one word from the phrase.
They call the person back into the room, shout “1, 2, 3” and then all at the same time shout out their word from the phrase.
The listener must make sense of the words and identify the phrase.
Of course the listener will find this very hard to do. They may ask for it to be repeated twice and after that they must guess. If they don’t identify the phrase, they lose.
This training game is useful to demonstrate that listening skills can always be improved upon.