Check out my video for the polar punchline! Icebreakers are an invaluable tool for building and strengthening relationships. But they’re also something people dread or stay away from. I’m going to change your mind and show you the true potential of icebreakers.
With the right preparation, it's possible to use icebreakers as your facilitation friend and get to know your team better.
Who is this video for? Well, it’s for everyone, including meeting facilitators and meeting attendees. If you aren’t a fan or don’t use icebreakers, I want to dispel some of the myths that may have deterred you in the past.
(And even if you like the idea of them but don’t know where to start, this video will inspire you too!)
Here’s what you’ll discover:
- The purpose of icebreakers
- How people perceive icebreakers
- Making the case for value-laden icebreakers
- The good and the bad questions
- Plenty of practical examples by meeting-type
Suppose you tailor them appropriately to your audience (including introverts, extroverts and everyone in between). In that case, you’ll find it doesn’t take much time or effort to get people talking or collaborating in more significant and productive ways.
I encourage you to lean into the next icebreaker you participate in or run with curiosity and enthusiasm. Think about the rewards you’ll reap, and give it a go!
Watch the video
Introverts can be misunderstood. Watch the video of my DrupalSouth 2017 presentation to discover the hidden advantages of leaders who are perceived to be 'reserved'.