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Icebreaker: The Story Was …

Ice Breaker: The Story Was …


This exercise helps individuals within each group to get to know each other better, work more creatively with each other and shows the effect of team work in a group.


Team members are required to tell a story in first-person based on a concept suggested by the trainer.


  • Split the group into teams of three or four people. Assign a concept related to the training subject to each team. Some examples of the concepts include assertiveness, time management, team-building and so on.
  • Each team then has 2 minutes to create a first-person story.
  • The team has to stand in front of others and each member of the team can only tell one sentence of the story until it is finished.


Explaining the Test: 5 minutes.

Activity: 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the group

Group Feedback: N/A