Team Meeting Icebreaker

Posted on June 9th, 2013 by Deb Bixler

Getting people to have fun and make friends at a team meeting is essential to team retention.

  • Meeting makers make more money and friends do not let friends down!

Incorporating icebreakers into your team meeting will improve team retention because friendships will develop and people will keep coming back to meetings. No one quits when they are making money!

Fun And Effective Icebreaker Games

Meeting new people can be scary.

The funny thing is, this actually gets harder to do as we get older. Remember when you were five and all you had to do to be someone’s friend was go over and say hi?

Those were the days, weren’t they?

If you have a group of people that aren’t too familiar with one another, a great way to get people mingling and collaborating is with some good icebreaker games.

team meeting icebreakers

Icebreakers are great for any group setting, including the work environment. Below are 2  fun and effective icebreaker games that will get your team members working together in no time.

#1 – Team Line Up

This game is great if you have a large group (20 or more people). Split up your group into 2 or 3 teams of 8-10.

The object of this game is to have each team line up in the order of a particular fact. For example, you could ask them to line up from tallest to shortest, birthday dates, shoe size, alphabetical last names, or anything else you can think of.

In direct sales a line up of the consultants in the order of their direct sales team longevity may be fun!

This game will teach your team members how to work together, and it can be a fun competition too.

#2 – Who Am I?

This is a fun game that many of you have probably played before, or at least some version of it.

Give each person in your group a self adhesive label that has the name of a famous person on it.

This can be anyone alive or dead, fictional or real. Be sure and get a good mix of celebrities, historical figures, sport figures, men and women.

Each team member won’t be able to see who their person is, but they will be able to ask questions to determine what person they have. Each person will ask yes or no questions.

If the answer to their question is yes, the can ask another question. However if they get a no, then their turn is over and the next team member gets to take their turn. Keep playing until pretty much everyone has been able to identify themselves. Learn more Meeting Ice Breakers.

These are just two popular icebreaker games. There are many more you can try, but both of these activities would be good starting points.

Develop Team Meeting Friendships

Remember that the point of these is to get everyone comfortable with each other so make sure that all team members are engaged. When they have fun they will develop friendships and keep coming back for more. Learn more Meeting Ice Breakers.

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Deb Bixler is the 2011 DSWA Speaker Of The Year and the DSWA party plan adviser.

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