Whether the group knows each other or it is simply a day when no one wants to be in the scheduled staff meeting, using an icebreaker game is a great way to get everyone relaxed and ready to go. Our list of meeting icebreaker games includes those for staff and team meetings, and for groups that know each other and have never met before. We have introductory icebreakers, icebreaker questions, spontaneous icebreakers, and those that take some advance preparation. Our list is complete enough it is sure to provide you with the perfect icebreaker to use in your meeting.
Category Archives: Team Building
One of the challenges of working with large groups of individuals is the need to get people who may not know each other – or at least do not know each other well – to work together successfully. Large group icebreaker games can build teams, introduce group members, and provide a fun way to get everyone up, active, and ready for what comes next.
Pantomime involves conveying a story with only bodily movements. The mime exaggerates movements and facial expressions. The goal is to portray personality characteristics and emotions to create believable scenarios. There are many benefits to pantomiming, among them the following:
Fishbowl is a fun team game for a larger group of people (ten to twenty). The object of the game is for team members to guess a word by using one of three ways – by giving a description, by acting out the word, or saying only a single describing word. Each method lasts for one round with each round having specific rules. The game is called “Fishbowl” because slips of paper with the words on them are placed in a fishbowl or other container.
Positive affirmations are positive statements describing what you want in life as far as situations and goals. One strives to make a positive statement come true using repetition, which forces the subconscious mind to work to attain what is desired. Using positive affirmations can bring success and improve your life.
Everyone should learn problem solving, as it is important in both our personal and professional lives. Problems occur all around us and many people react with spontaneous emotion. Instead, effective use of problem solving skills can lead to rational thinking, a component of any successful endeavor.
Team-building exercises work well for every age group and in multiple environments. Known for establishing trust, building feelings of camaraderie, improving communication, and developing collective strategies, the successful completion of most team-building tasks requires sharing ideas, listening to others, the willingness to try new approaches, and cooperation. Participants in team building exercises discover ways to apply similar skills and techniques at work or play, in school and youth camp, and in everyday situations.
Spending family time together creates important bonds and memories, which is why experts recommend scheduling family time at least once per week. When children are young, family time can create feelings of love and security. Our list of family game night ideas will provide everything you need to have fun, whatever the age composition of your children. Mix fun and creativity into your family time with the following ideas.
Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here are some proven tips on how to control your butterflies and give better presentations.