To: [email protected]: Re: [GF] Ice Breaker/Introduction For Large Group Here is part of an outline of a lecture I give about openings. They don't have to name names but they might want to. Debrief: Every person we meet has something in common with us and has something new to offer us. What strengths do we have that will assist us in our task? How can we use them to be as effective as possible?
The Dynamics of an Ice Breaker The dynamic of an Ice Breaker is to satisfy participants' needs to establish an appropriate social relationship with other participants and with the facilitators, and preview the style and content of the meeting. At the very beginning of a program every participant is insecure about other participants and his or her place in the group. They want to be acknowledge in some appropriate way. This is great information to have as we look for ways to overcome obstacles in the workplace and our lives." Outcome: People feel closer to each other and find connections to others. Obviously, the last few questions will need to be tailored based on what you know about the purpose and task.
Perhaps more importantly though, Woods absence leaves us flailing when it comes to tired but nonetheless redolent puns. So, if everyone in the group has a sibling and you are an only child, that is a uniqueness within the group." When finished, ask each scribe to report on the similarities and uniqueness. People need to understand what is going on and how they fit is dealt with in an ice breaker. Method: Appoint (or let them self-select) one player in each group to be the "scribe." Give the following (or similar) instructions: "For the next 3-5 minutes we are going to look for 3 things each member group has in common with the other members of that small group and 1 thing unique for each member in that group. For the unique part, you don't have to be the only person in the world who has the trait, only the only person in the group.Read our words then, and let them guide you to a drink as you celebrate a (European) winner, always paying heed to our motto: drink less, drink better, and remember, and don’t drink and drive. A special relationship Before we begin, a mention for Tiger Woods.Perhaps the greatest golfer to grace a course is absent from the tournament this year, which is disappointing on many levels.Chris Parker almost didn't attend Lipscomb University, but he made a last minute decision to become part of the baseball team. That is a mentality I developed while at Lipscomb that I still have today. Then you had class all day and practice in the afternoon.