SECTION 1WHY: Purpose-Driven Icebreakers

Begin with the end in mind.” You’ve heard it before. But what does that mean for icebreakers? It means two things: First, know what you want the conversation or meeting to accomplish. Second, based on that, know what you want your icebreaker to accomplish. These phrases will help your icebreaker do the heavy lifting of opening your interaction or meeting in a way that will lead to the desired outcome.

Note that this section contains many more phrases intended for groups, marked with a diamond, Image, than many other sections. It also contains many phrases to start activities. Those are marked with the movie clapper ...

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