Wayne, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2007
Previously only available through a pre-sale offer, Toobeez International is pleased to announce the launch of their newest activity workbook Toobeez: Training With A Twist by Abigail R. Kies, MBA, and Michelle Tillis Lederman, CPA, MBA, CEC.
"Toobeez gives organizations the chance to learn how to interact as a team and motivate each other, while playing and having fun," said Gil Keough, Director of Corporate Training for Toobeez International and Project Connect. "When people can't communicate, projects and organizations come to a standstill. The breakdown of communication has been a problem for both individuals and organizations for decades. Cultivating better relationships is the key."
Toobeez, the ultimate giant construction building system, started out as a specialty toy, along the lines of giant Tinker Toys. "Due to the open ended nature of Toobeez, it quickly became so much more than a toy as educators, camp directors, scout leaders and corporate trainers realized how easily they could incorporate Toobeez activities into their existing programs for fun events, ice breaker activities and exciting ways to teach team building and teamwork skills," said Joseph Donahue, CEO and Founder of Toobeez International. Donahue reached out to industry experts and created a series of activity manuals for use with Toobeez across many areas in addition to team building, including occupational therapy, recreational therapy, Math and Language Arts.
Toobeez Training with a Twist: Communication and Team Building was developed by experienced facilitators for anyone who leads groups. There is an Activity Matrix to help facilitators determine which activities are best suited for each objective that needs to be met. There are 10 activities in the book which focus on communication, cooperation, creative thinking, decision making, diversity, ethics, influence leadership, negotiations, people development, project management, strategic thinking and teamwork. Each activity includes an a Learning Intention, Overview, Instructions, Observations and Modifications, Conclusion, Variations, Debrief, Opening, Closing and space for Notes.
"Most people remember what they've experienced much more than what they've heard. Using Toobeez in trainings catches people's attention and puts them at ease, allowing participants to fully engage in learning. Toobeez gets people into action - not just thinking or talking about communication or leadership, but out of their seats creating, communicating and leading," said co-author Abigail R. Kies.
Adds co-author Michelle Tillis Lederman, "Toobeez work because they get a group immersed in the fun aspects of a task. As a result, their true tendencies emerge. Through post activity discussion and reflection, people can truly see their behaviors, other people's strengths, and how all of it affects the team. Toobeez are an effective tool for engaging the group and creating learning."
Toobeez is the signature product of Connectable Color Tubes (CCT), LLC, a Pennsylvania-based, privately held Limited Liability Corporation founded in 2001 by Joseph A. Donahue. Toobeez is a patented, giant construction building system currently used by corporate trainers in teambuilding programs, educators and healthcare professionals. It was invented as a specialty toy but has become a valuable tool for so many other markets including education, corporate training and teambuilding and youth groups. Toobeez has been awarded the prestigious Teacher's Choice Award from Learning Magazine and Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice Award. For more information, please visit http://www.toobeez.com or call Gil Keough at 610.902.0905 or 877-TOOBEEZ.
About the authors
Abigail R. Kies, MBA, is the founder of Play To Win Coaching (http://www.PlayToWinCoaching.com), a leadership development company committed to empowering people in all of their relationships. She works closely with individuals, teams and organizations from diverse backgrounds in varied situations...entrepreneurs, managers, Fortune 500 executives, artists, teachers and lawyers to enhance communication, enrich relationships, develop leadership and realize visions.
Michelle Tillis Lederman, CPA, MBA, CEC, is the founder of Executive Essentials (http://www.ExecutiveEssentials.org), a training company that provides communications, leadership and teambuilding programs as well as executive coaching services. She has delivered seminars internationally for corporations, universities, high schools and non-profit organizations including JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Columbia Business School and The Museum of Modern Art. She is an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Stern School of Business in the Management Communications department and serves on the faculty of the American Management Association.