Here's What 35 Teachers,
Corporate Trainers & Other Educators Have
Said About 'No Props' & 'Count Me In'

From: "Dimitar Dimitrov"
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 8:59 PM
Subject: here, yeeeeeey

"Mark, I have no words to describe my joy. The book is in my hot
little hands :-). It is great, and I'm sure it will be good for our team ..."

                                                                       - Dimitar Dimitrov, Youth Worker, Bulgaria

From: "John Sirotti"
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 8:25 PM
Subject: How's it going?

"... I have used your activities and games! Very successfully too I might
add. In sharing these games the Team are building their own databases of games and
activities. So let me thank you again for putting all the ideas down on paper ..."

                                                                                                                    - John Sirotti, Youth Worker, QLD
Click HERE to learn more about No Props: Great Games with No Equipment

From: "KBaddeley"
Tuesday, 26 May 2009 4:39 PM
Subject: Thankyou!

"... I work for 3 and have been using some of your idea's (games/ice-breakers) in
my team warm ups when we have cold calling days, they have all been a
massive success and I wanted to say thank you ..."

                                                                       - Kerry Baddeley, corporate trainer, VIC
From: "Phillippa Scott"
Tuesday, 26 May 2009 6:45 PM
Subject: Mark Collard PD

"... No Props and Count Me In are two of my all time favourite games
books. I attended one of your games workshops as part of the ACA conference last year and I
can honestly say it was the best PD I've had since I graduated. And it was
GREAT fun too! I've been able to put heaps of things I learnt to practical use since ..."

                                                                                                                                             - Pip Scott, teacher, VIC
Click HERE to learn more about Count Me In: Large Group Activities That Work
From: "Penne Anderson"
Friday, 25 July 2008 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: No Props

"I am using the book heaps because I work with school programs. Each
time I run a games session, I try to use a new game from your book. It's
an excellent resource. Thanx heaps..."

                                                                                 - Penne Anderson, Teacher, NSW

From: "Damien Clarke"
Friday, 7 March 2008 3:45 PM
Subject: No Props book

"... 'No Props' is one of the biggest selling education books we have -
no activity leader should be without it! There is NO SUBSTITUTE for such a superb book
filled with quality games & activities ..."

                                                                          - Damien Clarke, Red Rock Adventure Products, QLD
From: "Murray Hunter"
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 8:09 PM
Subject: testimonial

"... Mark, I have found your book to be an invaluable resource in
my work as a youth director for a large church organisation. It contains
material that is fun and easy to use, ... well suited to those of us who have very
busy schedules ... in short - a magnificent book! ..."

                                                                                           - Murray Hunter, Youth Worker, QLD
From: "Liz Tooker"
Monday, 18 February 2008 10:24 AM
Subject: Your ideas!!

"... I just wanted to let you know how successful your
No Prop ideas have been with all our groups. Even
corporate groups, which is amazing,
because most of the middle aged men
thought they wouldn't get anything out
of these "games"... I just can't tell you how
much I have personally got out of all your wonderful
ideas ..."

                           - Liz Tooker, Camp Program Leader, QLD
From: "Erin M"
Monday 9 March 2009 5:31 PM
Subject: Feedback for you

"... Mark, your books are doing great!!! I
used them for activities in O'Week - and planning to
use them extensively at the beginning of a new
community development program I'm running to
build trust, etc. Your books will be a great
reference for me as I work with these groups ..."

                       - Erin Morgan, Student Union volunteer, VIC
From: "Clint Miller"
Tuesday, 11 September 2008 11:19 PM
Subject: Quote about Count Me In

"... It was AMAZING to put your book into practise straight away, the improvement in
my facilitation with groups was really evident. I am a lot more confident in my
delivery and can deal with any changes as they arise ..."

                                                                                                      - Clint Miller, School Camps Leader, QLD
Click HERE to learn more about No Props: Great Games with No Equipment
From: "John Isaacs"
Thursday, 6 September 2007 8:43 PM
Subject: No Props is really fantastic

"... Mark, What I love most about reading your book, is that I can hear you speak
the words; it is written very much the way you talk. It's very cool ..."

                                                                                           - John Isaacs, School Facilitator, USA

From: "Nehama Werner"
Friday, 11 May 2007 7:44 PM
Subject: Getting NO Props book?

"... I have just returned from Narrabeen Academy of
Sport where I accompanied my students for a 3 day
camp. I was really impressed with many
of the activities, especially the team
building games. The instructors showed me
your book which they use as a resource. I now want
to purchase it ..."

                                    - Nehama Werner, Teacher, NSW
From: "Stella Cifone"
Monday 4 December 2006 9:10 PM
Subject: RE: No Props follow-up

"... I have learned a LOT from your book and am already drawing connections to
how I can better my programs. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ..."

                                                                   - Stella Cifone, Community Development Officer YMCA, VIC
From: "Michael Derwin"
Wednesday, 23 May 2007 5:33 AM
Subject: Book comments

"... ATTENTION facilitators, teachers, group
leaders, youth workers and party animals!!! The
No-Props book is a fantastic resource. Over the
years, I have used nearly every activity in it and
found them to be a powerful way to get people
connected and create an engaging atmosphere.
Mark has really captured a truckload
of wisdom and placed it into this
great resource that should be in
every facilitator's tool-bag. Well played

                             - Michael Derwin, Consultant, QLD
Click HERE to learn more about Count Me In: Large Group Activities That Work

From: "David Payne"
Thursday 15 November 2007 10:05 PM
Subject: Testimonial

"... Mark has a fantastic approach to delivering games that are focused on getting people
of all ages involved in fun and productive interpersonal activities. 'No Props' outlines
hundreds of games that are easy to deliver... the information is well presented and easy
to understand... it's an excellent resource for anyone involved in
managing and training groups. Check it out! ..."

                                                                                                  - David Payne, Outdoor Educator, QLD
From: "bkerrins"
Wednesday, 8 April 2009 11:32 AM
Subject: How's It Going?

"... The activities in Count Me In are great. A huge plus has been the way
that the activities get rid of the children's habit of being picky
about which partners or groups they end up with. I pointed this out to
my group and they were blown away by the fact that the activities become so much
more fun when they don't worry about social issues. Thanks for putting together such a
great resource - keep up the brilliant work ..."

                                                                               - Bernard Kerrins, Catholic School teacher, NSW
From: "P Yow"
Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:56 AM
Subject: Thank you

"... I would like to thank you for writing a book that has
been very useful for me when trying to engage
some very negative and entrenched people
within local government. The activities have been
very well received ..."

                   - Peter Yow, Learning & Development Co-ordinator, WA
From: "Camp Longbeach"
Friday 12 October 2007 5:17 PM
Subject: Your book

"... Mark is a fantastic facilitator and I just
love 'No Props'. It is packed with
loads of activities, the book is
easy to read and handy to have
available ..."

                - Liz Leyshan, Camp Director, NSW
From: "Paul Ball"
Wednesday 16 May 2007 12:22 AM
Subject: No Props

"... the activities invite everybody to
participate without feeling foolish even
if you do something wrong. The book
explains the activities very simply and the drawings
give you an indication on how to organise the group
and activity. I am looking forward to using some of
the activities for our next school camp ..."

                                               - Paul Ball, Teacher, QLD
From: "Beth McLeod"
Saturday, 17 May 2008 9:42 PM
Subject: thank you for No Props

"... 'No Props' is a fantastic resource in my book
collection - the tattered pages and pen
marks show it is also the most used
book in my collection! As an outdoor
educator, it has been a wonderful tool to help
groups learn through games and with "no props"
it's suitable for anywhere, anytime! Put me on the
purchase list for 'No Props #2' when it comes out

                                        - Beth McLeod, Teacher, QLD

From: "Brad Quinn"
Tuesday 29 May 2007 7:24 PM
Subject: How's it going?

"... Another great tool to have in the kit. Great activities to use, easy to
understand and no equipment needed to facilitate on the run ..."

                                                                 - Brad Quinn, Corporate Team Building Co-ordinator, VIC
From: "Fraser Yendell"
Monday, 4 February 2008 4:45 PM
Subject: a quote for you

"... The 'No Props' book is a great publication as a reference to remind us of all
the activities we have forgotten or variances, simply explained, that we have
not thought of. The book gives great piece of mind to have it on
hand whilst running any style of program! ..."

                                                                      - Frazer Yendell, Program Co-ordinator, VIC
From: "Amy Dennis"
Thursday, 20 March 2008 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: No Props book order is on its way

"... Thank you!! I thought you might like to know where I heard about / saw your
fantastic book being used. We have just taken our stage 3 students on a Sport &
Recreation camp and one of their night activities was 'games'. All the games
they played were 'no props'. I thought it was terific and the
instructor referred me to your book. I can't wait to use it!! ..."

                                                                                                        - Amy Dennis, Teacher, NSW
From: "John & Kay Atkins"
Thursday, 4 November 2010 7:14 PM
Subject: Enjoying FUNN games

"... When I first started with the program this year, the teachers
said it would be great if I could break the hour up with some
interactive, group building games - so ‘No Props’ was
very valuable, in fact, a life saver - one of the things
the students have loved about the program has been the games!
I have been asked this weekend to share with other facilitators of
the program (we have a two day conference) the games and
energisers that I have found successful. So I will be taking them
through some of my favourite games from ‘No Props’ ..."

                                                             - Kay Atkins, School Chaplain, SA
Click HERE to learn more about No Props: Great Games with No Equipment
From: "Fraser Yendell"
Monday, 4 February 2008 4:45 PM
Subject: a quote for you

"... The 'No Props' book is a great publication as a reference to remind us of all
the activities we have forgotten or variances, simply explained, that we have
not thought of. The book gives great piece of mind to have it on
hand whilst running any style of program! ..."

                                                                      - Frazer Yendell, Program Co-ordinator, VIC
From: "Joanne Smith"
Wednesday, 1 September 2010 5:55 PM
Subject: Jo, Are You Looking For Inspiration?

"... I'm currently teaching cross country skiing at falls
creek this week. As i have not been in the field for a year
now i threw your book of no props in my bag
with me. It saved me!!! alot of your games are so
adaptable so i played many games with students on skiis

                                                   - Jo Smith, outdoor educator, VIC
From: "Sharlene Santos"
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 8:07AM
Subject: Enquiry

"... I LOVE your "inspiration"!  Thank
you for all of the great ideas which I
so appreciate in my classroom!  I'm so
sad that I loaned "Count Me In" to a colleague,
who has lost it...  :-(   It's the beginning of my
school year, and that book really is one of my
core pieces ..."

                                  - Sharlene Santos, teacher, USA
From: "Heath Hay"
Friday, 13 August 2010 11:04 AM
Subject: Feedback

"... Count Me In and No Props are MUST HAVE books for anyone wanting to create a
positive atmosphere in the class. Brilliant activities that are written so clearly and are easy to follow. My
students love the variety and the fast paced changes of activities. Couldn't be happier ..."

                                                                                                                                                   - Heath Hay, teacher, VIC
From: "Robbie Morgan"
Thursday, 25 October  2010 12:06 PM
Subject: Do You Have Something To Share...

"... No Props is one of the most useful books I own. I work
in Outdoor Recreation/Education, and the principles of sequencing and
FUNN I've learned from No Props have really helped to develop my soft
skills and improved my instructional abilities. Cheers, Mark ..."

                                           - Robbie Morgan, outdoor education teacher, NSW
From: "Andrew J White"
Wednesday, 7 March 2007 7:10 PM
Subject: no props

"... Mark, I met you in 2002 ... I'm now training to be a primary school
teacher in NZ. I can't seem to find your 'No Props' publication
ANYWHERE! How do I go about purchasing this fantastic resource -
it's a great education resource for teachers ..."

                                                              - Andrew J White, Teacher, New Zealand
From: "Rebecca McGrath"
Tuesday, 3 March 2009 2:47 PM
Subject: Thank you Mark

"... In the last month I have been having lots of FUNN! Your books have been with
me on all of my trips and I have been using activities from them to enhance my
initiative sessions. The kids have also been enjoying the games. The books
were definitely a great investment!!! ..."

                                                                           - Rebecca McGrath, Outdoor Educator, VIC

From: "Andrew Davis"
Wednesday, 16 May 2007 1:03 AM
Subject: Some feedback

"... We have a collection of books and resources that we provide our
students when they are required to plan and lead their own
adventure program. Since adding 'No Props' to our
collection, it is always the first students grab and is
by far the most popular with it's fun no-fuss games and
modern, easy to follow format ..."

       - Andrew Davis, Co-ordinator, Outdoor Recreation Training TAFE, VIC
From: "Lomani Uilou"
Tuesday, 3 August 2010 3:01 PM
Subject: Jo, Are You Looking For Inspiration?

"... I have used some of the games not only at social games but in church also for 'ice-breaking'. They
are awsome games and the good things about it is I don't need space in my vehicle to carry equipments
for games. Indeed, if Aboriginal kids in small Aboriginal communities loved and
enjoyed the games I certainly recommend Mark Collard's game books to every
leader who likes to break 'ice' before commencing a program and especially
'Youth Leaders", "Kids Leaders", and even adults - All my church members really
enjoyed having 'ice-break' before I have my church programs started ..."

                                                                                                 - Lomani Uilou, Aboriginal Education Centre Chaplain, WA
Click HERE to learn more about Count Me In: Large Group Activities That Work
From: "Mark Oates"
Thursday, 20 March 2008 7:14 PM
Subject: Thanx!!

"... No Props is a great tool for teachers and the like as it offers not only a wealth
of fun and engaging activities but it provides a solid structure for
setting up meaningful learning for students ..."

                                                                          - Mark Oates, School Outdoor Educator, VIC
From: "Ang Cuy"
Friday, 1 August 2008 4:02 PM
Subject: RE: no props - sri lanka project

"... The volunteers and staff went crazy for the No
Props book we gave them - they don't have anything
like that there, and considering the lack of funds and
resources they're working with, the books are proving to
be invaluable for their kids programs. Most of the
guys wouldn't let them out of their sight
for the week they were on camp with us ..."

                       - Ang Cuy, YMCA Community Dev Officer, VIC
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From: "Andy Murrell"
Sunday, 20 February 2011 2:14 PM
Subject: I Need A Better Name For This Game...

"... Thanks so much for all these wonderful ideas and activities.
You don't know how much I appreciate the range of
activities ... So keep the inspirational ideas coming ..."
                                                                           - Andy Murrell, teacher, VIC
From: "Deb Delgrosso"
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 4:10 PM
Subject: I Need A Better Name For This Game...

"... Thanks again for being an
inspiration to us all ... You are a great
mentor whether we are new to facilitating or not.
Just thought I would let you know ..."

   - Deb Delgrosso, YMCA program leader, VIC