Presentation on theme: "Getting Started Gerri Warden 1. Goal: Getting everyone to contribute at the start of a successful event. What is an ICEBREAKER? Lets just think of it."— Presentation transcript:
Goal: Getting everyone to contribute at the start of a successful event. What is an ICEBREAKER? Lets just think of it as something that needs to be broken! 2
Why Icebreakers? To create a positive group atmosphere To help people relax To begin building a relationship and break down social barriers Energize, motivate and help folks think outside the box They are just fun. 3
The Rules for Implementation Let people know what you are doing and why--- Busy? Assign icebreakers to others. Allow people permission to opt out of an ice breaker. Icebreakers 4
Olympic Example What Olympic events have the most expensive tickets? 2006 Winter Olympic cost--$850 each. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. 5
Take AIM For A Powerful Opening A---Attention: Get the positive attention of the group. I---Involvement: Get the group mentally and physically involved. M---Meaning: Help participants see the value of what you will or have presented. 6
What are your next steps? oUoUse a Mental Spark that activates the body at tune out times. oToTell the group what you are doing? oYoYour audience will then make a connection between the content and the purpose for doing it. 7
Make An Icebreaker Cookbook Where to get recipes for your cookbook? Borrow them Steal them Clip them from books Go on the internet Develop your own Anywhere you can Great meals presentations begin with great recipes.