Breaking the Ice

img_8245So, you’ve got another meeting to plan. It’s that weekly meeting. Same people. Pretty much the same topic. Feeling like you need something to up the engagement?

Sometimes it’s as easy as starting with an icebreaker. Sure, you all know each other. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t something more to learn about your co-workers. And, play can loosen up the room … spark  creative thinking.

In fact, some icebreakers work best when everyone knows each other.

Put a blank piece of paper in front of each attendee. When all are seated, have them write a question on the paper and crumple it up, then toss the paper ball to another person at the table to be answered.

Write these three questions on large ‘wall’ sticky notes on the wall or on a white board. Ask each attendee to answer each question in five words or less: What is the last movie or TV show you saw that gave you an idea about your work? Name a problem you would like to solve. What great idea did you experience last week (someone else’s)?

The internet is full of icebreaker ideas. Search on ‘meeting icebreakers’, ‘class icebreakers’, ‘improv games meetings’, etc.

Maybe this page will help: 5 Awesome Meeting Icebreaker’s to Get Your Meeting Started. 

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