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Category: Icebreakers

Halloween Candy as a training "treat"

Halloween Candy as a training "treat"

Make the most of Halloween in your training sessions this week. Break the ice: ask your group what their favorite Halloween candy is.  Let them know that even though yours is “Candy Corn” you’ll try hard not to make any more “corny” jokes. Enhance participation: toss a... Read More
Virtual Icebreakers & Team Building Activities

Virtual Icebreakers & Team Building Activities

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, trainers looking to make their webinars as interactive as their live training sessions asked about virtual icebreakers. I initially put this blog post together several years ago, but am updating it now to reflect new ideas and new resources that have become availab... Read More
Two Truths. One Lie.

Two Truths. One Lie.

Three statements; one is not true: 1) I believe in icebreakers. 2) Good icebreakers are easy to find. 3) “Two truths and a Lie” can be a good icebreaker. If you asked me last year, I’d say there were two lies in the three statements above and only one truth. I have to admit, I… <... Read More
Probing Questions for Icebreakers & Goal Setting

Probing Questions for Icebreakers & Goal Setting

Many trainers like to start with a stimulating question to break the ice, foster introductions, help participants get to know each other, and reduce tension. Trainers from around the world contributed to this excellent list of opening questions. Questions about you What are you most proud of in your... Read More
Time Management Activities

Time Management Activities

Looking for Time Management activities for employees, college students, or high school students? Try one of these, that I’ve collected from a variety of LinkedIN discussions. If you want additional time management resources, Trainers Warehouse might have what you need! Time Management Activiti... Read More
Icebreakers to start a soft-skills session

Icebreakers to start a soft-skills session

I realize that the phrase “soft-skills” is not a favorite term for many trainers who teach these “essential skills.” For now, however, rather than focusing on semantics, I want to pass along some icebreakers that folks in our community have shared with me. Imagining Success T... Read More
Probing icebreaker questions

Probing icebreaker questions

Instead of a traditional icebreaker, many trainers like to start their session with a stimulating question to break the ice, foster introductions, help participants get to know each other, and reduce tension.  Favorite questions include: Questions about you Tell us something your colleagues do not ... Read More
Icebreakers from LinkedIN members

Icebreakers from LinkedIN members

This collection of icebreakers was drawn from various LinkedIN groups as well as a few other online sources (noted below). Icebreakers – with a content focus Stand up – Sit down Ask participants to stand up if a statement is true for them (i.e. stand up if you commuted more than 30 minutes to ge... Read More
Not Another Icebreaker!

Not Another Icebreaker!

This article appeared in eLearn Magazine in March, 2011. I was recently privy to a conversation about icebreakers—folks were exploring whether icebreakers are successful or not. I learned a lot about why some people love them and a lot of people hate them. On Thin Ice Lots of people hear the word ... Read More