This free icebreaker works well at the start of any training course involving presentation skills. In fact, it could be used at any time during a presentation skills programme and does not necessarily have to be used solely as an ice breaker. We also think that it helps to encourage people to think creatively so can be useful if you want to get those creative juices flowing.
Training course contents:
Instructions to help you run the icebreaker can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page or you can follow the instructions below.
Resources Needed – paper, flip chart paper if required and pens
1. Pick one of the ‘styles’ from the bottom of this page, and ask everyone to prepare a two minute introduction about themselves in the particular style.
2. After 10 minutes ask each person in turn to present their introduction.
Creative Introductions – Possible Themes
Time capsule – what five things would you lock into a time capsule to represent yourself, and why? Where would you bury the time capsule, and how would you package it to protect it?
Plaque, Shield or Flag – design a plaque, shield or flag that mirrors your personality. What would your emblem be?
TV Listings – describe yourself in the style of a TV listings magazine? What time of day would you be shown at, and why?
Estate Agents – describe yourself and your career in the style of an estate agents property advert.
Personalised number plate or postcode – if you could choose a personalised number plate or postcode, what would it be, and why?
Pictionary – describe yourself by using pictures only, on a flip chart.
To help break the ice in a creative way at the beginning of a training session or meeting and/or opening a training session that includes presentation skills within its content.