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Why and How to Use Ice Breakers

By October 3, 2011

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Interested in using ice breakers to start out your meetings, training classes or team building sessions? Ice breakers have a significant impact on how participants view their experience.

A positive, helpful ice breaker sets the tone for a positive participant experience. It also warms up the conversation and makes participants comfortable in the meeting environment. A failed ice breaker can really mess up your day. You'll spend a lot of time recovering from an ice breaker that falls flat.

This is why it's important to know the different types of ice breakers and when their use will boost your chances for a successful event or meeting. Your successful facilitation of meetings and events is enhanced by your thoughtful choices of the ice breakers you develop and use. Here are my thoughts about why and how to use ice breakers and how to develop an ice breaker, too.

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October 3, 2011 at 11:08 pm
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Always a difficult part of starting a discussion when those involved don’t know each other. However generic, I think a simple introduce yourself to the person next to you always works well!

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