Ice Breakers

When people are comfortable with their surroundings and peers, they are more likely to grasp and accept new ideas. Frequently, people come to training sessions tense from a prior activity or resent the fact that they are present. Ice breakers can help to turn around such negative feelings.

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Ice Breaker Group Activities

By Speaking Tips | May 31, 2004

Ice breakers can help to relax participants and can also serve a valuable role in building relationships and a team atmosphere. Here we present six icebreaker group activities.

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Ice Breaker Introductions

By Speaking Tips | May 17, 2004

Ice breakers can help to relax participants and can also serve a valuable role in building relationships and a team atmosphere. Here we present ten icebreaker ideas designed to help training participants get to know each other better.

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Breaking The Ice

By Speaking Tips | April 5, 2004

Some trainers mistakenly think trainees need to be totally serious in order to learn. They see fun group activities as a waste of time and an impediment to the learning process where in fact the opposite is true. When people are comfortable with their surroundings and peers, they are more likely to grasp and accept new ideas. Frequently, people come to training sessions tense from a prior activity or resent the fact that they are present. Ice breakers can help to turn around such negative feelings.

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Ice Breakers

By Speaking Tips | October 30, 2003

Ice breakers are a great way to begin a meeting. They help to relax participants, and that makes them more receptive to listening and contributing. An ice breaker can also serve to build a team atmosphere and to generate enthusiasm. Ice breakers can be fun, amusing, humorous, thoughtful, surprising or just plain silly.

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