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Best Practices in Using Stress Balls for Meetings

clock September 6, 2011 08:21 by author Office Toy Guy

Toys, such as stress balls, can make your meeting or training event more successful. There are certain variables to consider when you shop for your next batch of meeting stress balls. (See all of our Stress Balls here.)

Distribution – We recommend laying out a variety of stress balls together, maybe in a large bowl, and let the attendees take their pick. The folks who show up early get the best pick and the ones who are late get whatever is left (they won’t be late again).

Top Picks – Here are some of our best Meeting Stress Balls:

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball
Mood Dude Happy
Mood Dude Happy
Cyber Gel Ball
Cyber Gel Ball
Happy Face Stress Ball
Happy Face Ball
Gripp Stress Ball
Gripp Stress Ball

Make the best choice for your meeting:
Noise – Some stress balls make noise and that is too distracting for a business meeting or training event. Avoid balls with water or any liquid inside since they’ll make a squishing sound when squeezed. Also, some stress balls actually talk back when squeezed. While that is funny the first couple of times, it doesn’t work when the meeting really gets underway.

Filling – Any stress ball with liquid or gel inside has the potential to break. Our stress balls are strong, we don’t sell weak ones, but sometimes they do fail. You don’t want the contents of a liquid-filled ball or Gel Stress Ball all over the table during a meeting.

During these stressful business times, giving out the right stress balls at your next business meeting, training session or event will yield huge returns.

Bill Ross
Founder & CEO
Office Playground, Inc.

Bring Toys Not Donuts

clock August 8, 2011 14:50 by author Office Toy Guy

Are you still bringing donuts to meetings? WAIT! You don't need to do that anymore. There's a better way to get everyone energized and excited at your next meeting. It's simple: bring toys, not donuts.

We all know that donuts are bad for you and the sugar crash is a serious downer. Bringing donuts to meetings is like saying, "Here, I hope you all feel sick for the next 5 hours and act like zombies all afternoon." Donuts only take a minute to eat, give you heartburn and require an extra workout to burn off the empty calories. On the other hand, a good office toy is long-lasting, stress relieving and brightens up your workspace.

Note the health considerations of Donuts versus Toys:

Donut Nutrition Facts: 220 Calories, 12 grams of Sugar and 9 grams of Fat Stress Ball Nutrition Facts: 0 Calories, 0 grams of Sugar and 0 grams of Fat


Have some fun at your next meeting and bring a box of office toys. Who knows, maybe you'll impress your boss so much, you'll get further in your career (we make no guarantees).

Instead of a dozen donuts
Bring Toys Not Donuts
Image Credit: Emran Kassim
Bring some Fidget Toys Or a bunch of Stretchy Toys Or a handful of Stress Balls
Fidget Toy - Tangle Stretchy Toy - Stretchy Mice and Cheese Stress Ball - Koosh Ball

Be more playful and bring some fun and health to your office...Bring toys, not donuts!


Bill Ross
The Office Toy Guy
We make work fun!

About Office Playground

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The Office Toy Guy is passionate about office toys and spending a little time playing at work. He also enjoys imaginary pinky wrestling (it’s similar to thumb wrestling but you use your pinky and you conduct matches in your mind against imaginary opponents), cooking, underwater speed-reading, massages, and an occasional lighthearted office prank. (He’s really the CEO of Office Playground!)

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