If you’re staying silent for any length of time you’ll need to get prepared. Whether its notebook and pen, whiteboard or speech app the choice is yours.
Dress to impress
Request a Silence Speaks t-shirt using the order form in your fundraising pack, or wear the sticker so others know you’re unable to speak and what you’re doing to make a difference for people affected by motor neurone disease.
Every workplace has one; the colleague who just can’t stop nattering. Encourage them to take part and shut them up for the day in return for donations.
Tongue-tied team building
Being silent is a great way to develop non verbal communication skills. Hold a silent meeting or sweepstake, pass the silence baton from colleague to colleague, theme your event or try a silent leg wax if you're brave enough!
No talking doesn’t have to mean no fun! Silent games like charades or team sports like netball or football, played in silence are both entertaining and challenging. Offer a prize or certificate for the winner.
Learning through silence
Silence Speaks can be incorporated into group sessions and lesson plans. Help young people to understand about disabilities and earn their disability badges. Use mobiles or tablets during ICT or mime in drama lessons.