By Jeffry Farman, past Global President, International Association of Conference Centres.
10 Proven Icebreakers For A Successful Business Event
There is no doubt you will want your event to get off to a good start. Maybe a GREAT start. Meetings can be tense. Often stressful. Getting the event off to a great start can be vital to success.
The role of the Icebreaker
Icebreakers help to thaw the ice and cut through the tension. They can foster a feeling of general well-being.
An icebreaker can be a subtle way to get to know more about people you work with. Knowing more about your colleagues builds relationships often helping to boost productivity.
An effective icebreaker will:
- help participants to relax
- lighten the mood
- create commonality and connection
- lead to more engagement
- turn participants into contributors
- inject needed energy into the group
- be fun
Countryplace Conference Centre, in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, has launched an Icebreaker Activities Guide as a tool to assist conference planners to achieve successful business event outcomes.There are many great ideas that will provide a flying start to your event. They are all in our Guide to Icebreakers.
The Guide Book provides details on fun activities that may be included in your event. We hope you find it useful.
CountryPlace, has been a leader in the field of business events for almost 30 years. In that time, the venue has hosted more than 3000 residential corporate events for major companies, churches universities and government departments. The venue is well qualified to compile this Guidebook for your use.