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Icebreakers and how best to use them (23 Jul 13)

You mustn't over use icebreakers, or people will get fed up before you have even started

The concept of an ice-breaker is to ‘break the ice’ or get everyone ‘warmed up’ and at ease with the group. However it can sometimes seem a little contrived or a waste of time. It might even alienate people unless you use them with care.

Try to work out the purpose and context of an opening session or exercise and consider some of the following when…

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