Run much more successful meetings by engaging people with an appropriate icebreaker
Have you ever been in a meeting where energy levels are low, people are disengaged or bored? Or maybe people feel awkward because they have just been thrown together and do not know each other. In either case a good icebreaker can change the dynamics in the room and engage everyone. In this course we review ten proven methods to energise your meetings and fire people up. The icebreakers are short, practical and fun. You can use them in brainstorms, training sessions, committees, discussions and business meetings. They motivate and stimulate people. These techniques will help you to run much more effective meetings because people are more enthusiastic and engaged. Participants will be glad that you involved them early and broke the ice!
The course is now updated with a lecture on seven different icebreakers that you can use with virtual or hybrid meetings - such as those over Zoom or Teams.
This course is ideal for anyone who runs meetings. It includes eleven videos which you can download and use at your own pace. You will learn how to use:
Tell a Lie
Two Truths and a Lie
Fortunately / Unfortunately
Virtual Meetings Icebreakers
There is a summary which compares the methods and helps you choose the most appropriate for your event. There is also a extra video interview on icebreakers with author and workshop facilitator Jackie Barrie. This interview looks in depth at why and how to use icebreakers. It also covers two additional methods - Draw a Pig and Change Three Things.