This free icebreaker is useful for building a positive state of mind at the start of a training event.
Training course contents:
A one sheet set of instructions for the icebreaker, ‘Lottery Win’ can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
Explain to participants that they are to imagine a situation where they suddenly receive a lot of money. This might be through a lottery win or perhaps being the beneficiary under a will. Ask them to consider what they would do with that money.
Next ask them to go and individually introduce themselves to everyone in the room, by giving their name and job and by saying what they would do with their new found wealth. You may participate in the exercise yourself.
When participants have spoken to everyone in the room they return to their seats. Ask what ideas were exchanged on how individuals would use their money. If appropriate capture ideas on a flip chart. You might want to do this if you need to refer back to the points later in the training. For example, the information you capture here could be used in sales training when discussing why people buy.
Possible Use – any learning event where it is important for learners to have a positive mindset.
Has a possible use in sales training when needing to consider why people buy.
This could also be used at the start of product training. For example, the exercise was originally used in Insurance Product Training. Of course nobody ever chose to buy insurance with their imaginary winnings and it was then possible to lead into the question, ‘Why do people buy insurance?’
Use this icebreaker to create a positive state of mind at the start of a training course.