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Icebreaker: The Story Was …

Icebreaker: The Story Was …
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 23 Ratings :::: Saturday, August 23, 2008


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

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