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Virtual Presentations That Work by Joel Gendelman

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APPENDIX GVIRTUAL ICEBREAKERS AND OTHER GAMES

PLEASED TO MAKE YOUR ACQUAINTANCE

Type of Activity

Icebreaker

Goal

To acquaint attendees with one another and build a warm and friendly climate.

How to Conduct

1. Ask each participant to send a chat to the group, including his name and five words or brief phrases that identify something about him that can be a conversation starter. These may include something about where he lives (e.g., state, desert, mountains, coast, ranch), his hobbies, his pets, and other such information. Allow 5 minutes.

A sample entry is

Joel Gendelman: (1) Colorado, (2) foothills, (3) swing dancer, (4) owns two mastiffs, and (5) rides horses.

2. Direct each participant to begin chatting with another participant whose introduction ...

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