Nonverbal Cues: Your Silent Partner in Engagement

Imagine you’re checking out a new apartment. While getting a tour of the place from the current renter, who would be your roommate, he starts acting odd. I mean, really odd. He walks rapidly around the apartment. He holds his water glass high above his head. Next thing you know, he is shuffling backwards on […]

8 Cheap (but still fun) Team Outings and Activites For When You Have No Budget

You know that feeling when you’re laughing so hard you start crying? No matter what you do, you feel your eyes well up and the uncontrollable giggles escaping. Talk about an endorphin party! Laughing with your team is perhaps the best way to bond with each other. This is especially important if your team perhaps […]

Making Meetings Matter – Our 5 Favorite Meeting Activities

“Welcome to this week’s meeting. I would like to begin by doing an icebreaker.” *Audible groan and visible slouching in seats.* Meetings. Nearly every professional has them, some dread them, most do them wrong. Below you will see our top 5 favorite icebreakers meeting activities to lighten the mood and build community on your team before […]

Q4 Retreat: How to Build Your Own Swift Kick

September 18, 2017 set the date for yet another amazing Swift Kick team retreat day for the beginning of Q4! This quarter brought forth even more amazing and crazy memories from the Swift Kick family that I will happily share with you. For this quarterly retreat, the theme that Sabina and Melissa had devised was […]

Icebreakers: Why are they important?

People posing for a silly photo

If you knew me, you would know that I am OBSESSED with Icebreakers. I think they are so important to use within organizations, teams, and any other type of group. This past semester I took an online class on “how to build your own online classroom”. It was an amazing course. I built a whole class […]

Top 10 Ways to Stay Busy on a Rainy Day

Everyone has complained at least one time in their life about a rainy day. Most people like to lay around and do nothing, but end up regretting that decision the next day. Student leaders especially know this feeling. So, here are 10 ways to stay busy on your next rainy day! Get Organized Be productive! […]

Board Games with Strangers #50Meetups

The smooth sounds of old jazz flow through the airwaves as I sit here on a Wednesday evening, writing in my notebook. I am alone, very early for the meetup. I can hear girls giggling as they jokingly yell at each other to take their turn faster. I also overhear a man explaining the rules […]

How Many Secret Handshakes Can You Remember? Not as Many as This Teacher!

Over the past few weeks, you might have seen a story about a teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina who has committed himself to community building in an innovative way. This teacher, Barry White, Jr., has individualized secret handshakes with each of his students. He takes time before each of his classes to welcome his students […]