Hello Facilitators👋 I'm really curious about where everyone is from. I'd love to make this a mega post where we can see how diverse the Facilitator Club community is. Who knows, you might find a lot more people in your area than you thought! Once I have lots of answers on this post, I want to make a nice graph!
Sometimes when people hear the word 'icebreaker' they cringe or might feel super anxious about taking part in one. Yes, icebreakers can make you feel a bit awkward initially, but they are proven to help enhance relationships and encourage creativity. 'Icebreakers can help increase team bonds, boost performance and creativity'—Harvard Business School study Integrating icebreakers into your workshops or meetings is a great way to get everyone relaxed and ready to participate. But how do you choose the right ones so that you avoid those dreaded awkward silences? Here are my Top 2 Icebreakers that are easy to implement (in-person or online): 1. My First Job Ask everyone in the group to write down their name, their first job, and what they learned from that job. Then go round the group and have everybody read theirs out. 2. Pointless Questions Prepare a few fun questions ahead of the workshop, then go round the room and have everybody take turns answering the questions. It’s as simple as that—you don’t even need to write anything down! Here are some question suggestions to get you started: - If you could invite a celebrity over for dinner, who would it be and why? - What is your most prized possession and why? - You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life. What do you choose? Here are some more icebreakers for you to explore! What's another great icebreaker that I can add to my list?
If you missed the @Aj Smart session yesterday on the 3 secrets to building a successful facilitation career, the following three books were recommended. I found the discussion of group dynamics really interesting and all this time and who know there was science to back up the skill. But I digress…. Here are the books that were recommended by @Rebecca Courtney . What other books are you reading.. or can recommend to the group?
Hi, I'm looking for an app, software, tool that can I can use to within our training sessions. This is how I'd like it work. - Attendees click a link to access an online tool - Attendees complete questions rating themselves on a scale of 1 to 10 - Attendees can see the results in a chart of what options they choose, almost like an self evaluating wheel, after they've completed all questions. - Attendees have the option to send the results to their email - Data is collected from attendees results Is there such a tool out there that exists already? Or a workaround? Thanks!
My colleague @Ryan de Metz found this amazing icebreaker which is PERFECT for Remote Workshops and we ran this in a coaching call earlier today and it was so much fun! We call it 'Intro-DUCK-tions' Yes, it's the best name ever 🐥😂 @Ryan de Metz you're a genius! 😂 After doing this exercise you’ll see how different we all think about a simple object. It's this difference in thought we look for in workshop participants to make sure we’re representing our target customers needs. It's super simple to run: Step 1️⃣: Have a Miro board (or any whiteboarding tool that you use for workshops) set up with spaces for each participants duck. You can also add a sticky note for people to add a name for their duck. Step 2️⃣: Send everyone this link Step 3️⃣: Encourage everyone to make their Lego duck Step 4️⃣: Download the duck Step 5️⃣: Drag the download of your duck to the Miro board (or any whiteboard tool you're using to run your workshop). Step 6️⃣: Re-size your duck and give it a name! Step 7️⃣: Introduce your duck to the group and tell them one interesting fact about it's personality Try it out and share your creation in the comments below by taking a screenshot of it. Be sure to give it a name! 🐥💛 ***Another variation of this icebreaker is called 'Draw a Duck' which another colleague of mine @David Finnegan shared in this community a few months back. To learn more about this and to see other people's amazing ducks, click here: https://www.skool.com/facilitatorclub/my-favourite-icebreaker-draw-a-duck?p=77e65c73