201 Icebreakers : Group MIxers, Warm-Ups, Energizers, and Playful Activities
|Rating||:||4.54 (710 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||424 Pages|
Some good ideas, but a little too much prep required for many B. Miller This book had several good, usable activities. Like all books of this type, you just have to weed through a few to get to one that will work for your particular group. I really like the grid at the beginning of the book that matches activities to intended purposes. The only complaint I had was that many of the activities required quite a bit of prep work up front--particularly in the form of photocopying handouts.By the way, if you don't want to pay the hefty price tag, get "Quick Meeting Openers for Busy Managers." It's also pretty good (and no photocopying prep work!).Both of these boo. "Great for Residence Life staff" according to A Customer. There are few books on icebreakers/teambuilders that I've found to be useful with college students ( I work in Student Affairs). This book, however, offered many activities that were useful not only for just 'breaking the ice' but also for applying them to the many educational workshops we do in this field. There was also a very helpful section called "Icebreakers for the Non-Icebreaker types" that was both interesting and practical. Because I work with such a diverse range of students, I struggle to find icebreakers that are not geared solely to the extroverted-types. This collection gi. Great Resource Jessica I worked through this book while working with grade school and middle school Girl Scouts and with adults that I have been training. It is a great resource and I decided to buy it for my home collection.
From the Back Cover The largest collection of icebreakers ever published! Re-energize trainees or workshop participants on the brink of boredom; Introduce strangers to each other in interesting, involving ways; Stimulate positive interaction and creative thinking among group members and teams; Generate interest and excitement about the subject of a meeting or the topic of a speech; Improve communication and build trust; Boost problem-solving skills in an atmosphere of relaxation and funAnd much more!
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The activities require little or no preparation and most can be completed in less than five minutes.. Designed specifically for trainers, speakers and group facilitators, this book features activities - games, quizzes, energizers and brain-teasers - to break the ice at the beginning of any meeting, or to recharge participants on the brink of boredom