Icebreakers and Energizers

Run much more successful meetings by engaging people with an appropriate icebreaker

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What you’ll learn

  • How to run much better meetings
  • How to inject energy, enthusiasm and engagement into your meetings
  • Ways to break the ice and help people get to know each other
  • How to get people to enjoy coming to your meetings
  • How to add fun, smiles and laughter to any gathering
  • Become a better leader and facilitator


  • No prerequisites


Have you ever been in a meeting where energy levels are low, people are disengaged or bored? Or maybe people feel awkward because they have just been thrown together and do not know each other. In either case a good icebreaker can change the dynamics in the room and engage everyone. In this course we review eight proven methods to energise your meetings and fire people up. The icebreakers are short, practical and fun. You can use them in brainstorms, training sessions, committees, discussions and business meetings. They motivate and stimulate people. These techniques will help you to run much more effective meetings because people are more enthusiastic and engaged. Participants will be glad that you involved them early and broke the ice!

This course is ideal for anyone who runs meetings. It includes ten videos which you can download and use at your own pace. You will learn how to use:

Gestures Exercise

Ball Game

Howdy Partner!

Human Statues

Memory Game

Tell a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie

Fortunately / Unfortunately

There is a summary which compares the methods and helps you choose the most appropriate for your event. There is also a extra video interview on icebreakers with author and workshop facilitator Jackie Barrie.  This interview looks in depth at why and how to use icebreakers.  It also covers two additional methods – Draw a Pig and Change Three Things.

Author(s): Paul Sloane

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