A team without trust and engagement is like a ship without a sail: it is bound for nowhere!
That’s why we created the TeamTalk game: to foster more conversations that establish trust and inspire engagement.
Hiring a business coach for this type of activity normally costs more than $1,000. Between the game and the tutorials, you benefit from the same expertise for a fraction of the price.
Simplify Your Life
Don’t know what to plan for your next team activity? Save precious time by choosing a winning solution. Transform any team event or meeting into a unique and unifying moment.
Create an Unforgettable Moment
A proven method to generate sincere and constructive team conversations. TeamTalk fosters inclusiveness and allows each member of the team a moment to shine and express themselves. Get to know your colleagues in a new light.
Who is TeamTalk for?
Building the team of your dreams requires time and effort. TeamTalk can be that first step towards a united team built on trust.
Coaches et consultants
Give yourself a powerful tool for your team bonding activities with your clients. A sure hit!
Create a safe environment in which members of your team can confidently express their ideas and feelings.
Equip your HR with an innovating game that will develop communication and feedback skills.
What is the goal of the game?+
The practical goal of the game is for all participants to give and receive at least one gift (feedback). The desired outcome, however, is to generate an insightful team conversation and to create or strengthen bond between members.
How long is a game?+
The length of a game depends on the number of rounds played as well as the number of players.
Our (approximative) rule for determining the length of a game is as follows:
Number of rounds x number of players = duration of a game
1 round x 10 players = 10 minutes duration
2 rounds x 12 players = 24 minutes duration
3 rounds x 5 players = 15 minutes duration
The length of a game thus varies according to your needs. On the virtual gaming platform, a game is valid for a 4-hour period, from the moment it begins. This gives you ample time to complete several rounds, even if you are a large group of, say, 12 players.
Can we play this game multiple times?+
Of course, and we even recommend playing as often as possible to foster healthy feedback and acknowledgement practices, thus building a strong culture within the organization.
Whether it is for an ice-breaker activity, a team meeting, a Christmas party or a team building activity, TeamTalk is playable in almost all contexts.
We are a very large team—is there a maximum number of participants?+
There is no limit on the number of participants. For larger teams, there exists 2 options:
Divide your team in sub-groups of 5 to 12 participants and play with one leader and one physical game set per sub-groups. On the virtual platform, each sub-group will be credited for one game.
For teams of 13 to 20 members, it is possible to play the game with more than 12 participants. In that case, rounds will take longer to complete, and players will be inactive for longer periods, but the entire team will share the same experience.
How do the game levels work? +
The game has 4 different levels and works just as well as a playful icebreaker or as a deeper, more introspective activity. In creating the levels, we were inspired by the KISS model of feedback (Keep, Increase, Start, Stop). Moreover, we added “wink” cards to incite players to share something about themselves at each level.
Level 1: Gift That Feels Good. These cards make positive elements shine. They are the easiest gifts to give and to receive. Perfect for an icebreaker activity!
Level 2: Gift That Makes You Stronger. These cards bring attention to existing positive elements—things that you want to take a closer look at. These gifts are relatively easy to give and to receive. Still a very accessible level!
Level 3: Gift That Makes You Grow. These cards bring out aspects where improvement is needed. These gifts are not always easy to give, but they help you grow. For teams that want to dive deep!
Level 4: Gift That Takes Courage. These cards highlight elements where transformation is needed. These are the hardest gifts to give and to receive. For teams that are brave!
What is the Gift to Go?+
The Gift to Go is the last card of the game. It allows player to share a final thank you note to the person of their choice at the end of a game.
Do participants have to know each other to play?+
No, not necessarily.
You may use the “wink” cards to get to know each other. These cards allow players to share and talk about themselves.
Then you may continue on with the Level 1 playing cards.
How to use the virtual game?+
There are 2 ways to play the virtual game:
For in person use, simply project the game onto a screen in a conference room to start playing right away, without the need to manipulate cards.
For remote use, you will require your own videoconference system (Zoom, Teams, etc). Your access to the virtual gaming platform will allow your game leader to add the names of the players and to share his screen with everyone. During the game leader controls the cards by clicking on them. If your team is larger than 12, we suggest that you divide into sub-groups of 5 to 12, and that you designate a game leader for each.
How does a virtual game hosted by Hubu unfolds?+
The experience begins with a word of welcome, followed by an introduction of the underlying principles of the game and the basic notions of feedback. Then we experience the game together. In conclusion, we end the game with the Gift to Go. You can find more information by clicking here.
What type of team is this game meant for?+
TeamTalk is an educational tool for ALL teams. Work teams, of course, but also school teams, artistic teams, social intervention teams, and even sports teams like the Montreal Canadiens!
Not Convinced Yet?
Get a series of tutorials and a free access.
1. A series of 5 tutorial videos to discover its full potential.
2. An access to the free version of the virtual game featuring 15 game cards.