Ice-breaker Exercises

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A set of three wonderful ice-breaking exercises for all situations - educational to management teams.

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Ice-breaker Exercises

  1. 1. minivation Presents a set ofgreat ice-breaking exercises.
  2. 2. ice-breaker exercises
  3. 3. The aim in this session is for you to work together and get to know each other. Activity 1 = work alone. Activity 2 = work in pairs.Activity 3 = all team members.
  4. 4. Activity 1 Imagine your answersto the following questions about your instructor: 2:00 minutes on your own
  5. 5. Where does s/he live? Where did s/he grow up? What are her/his hobbies? What does s/he do to relax? What sort of car does s/he drive?If s/he was famous, who would s/he be?
  6. 6. 5 minutes in each groupto compare your answers.
  7. 7. Activity 2 Students pair up. Now answer the followingquestions about your partners. 3:00 minutes
  8. 8. Where do they live? Where did they grow up? What do they do to relax? What are their hobbies?What sort of car do they drive?What sort of person are they?
  9. 9. Activity 3 There follows ten ideas. In your teams list theadvantages and disadvantages of each idea.
  10. 10. 1) Introduce a sensor in mobile phones, which automatically switches off the phone if the owner is talking too loudly (very useful in a cinema or museum!).
  11. 11. 2) Allow the audience of a live show to film the show and sell it online. http://www.cksinfo.com/electronics/cameras/page2.html
  12. 12. 3) Provide electric buses for audiences to go to cultural events.
  13. 13. 4) Develop an app that finds the best route to travel to an artistic event.
  14. 14. 5) Design t-shirts that change colour: = good = neutral = bad -- this could offer feedback to the organisers of events!
  15. 15. 6) Sell brochures online before shows.
  16. 16. 7) Organise a ‘No Clothes Show’ event where people can attend a cultural event naked.
  17. 17. 8) Create a stopover cultural travel guide with advice on what to do and see on a long-haul stopover.
  18. 18. 9) Stream live cultural events online to fee-paying subscribers.
  19. 19. 10) Allow all understudies from theatre productionsto perform a scene or two after the main show.
  20. 20. In your teams:Imagine you have been given a grant to set up one of these businesses. Which one would you choose? Why? - 5 minutes to reach a decision - 1 minute presentation to group - questions from floor
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