Conference Ice breakers are a great way to get people talking to each other, put a group at ease and build trust whether at a small meeting or a large seminar. Each ice breaker should be designed to complement your conference programme to ensure that it delivers the maximum benefit.
A Conference Energiser will energise and invigorate your guests and give them the opportunity to benefit from a break in the conference schedule, refocus their concentration and get to know their colleagues in a cooperative environment - all whilst having fun.
Ice breakers and energisers normally last from between ten minutes to one hour depending upon the objectives your conference or activity session is intended to achieve. As your delegates are doing something unexpected the session will put a smile on everyone's face and generate interest and conversation - giving your conference the edge, as it is different to the norm.
People tend to gravitate to people they already know – few of us make the extra effort to talk to someone we don't know. A well organised ice breaker activity improves networking by encouraging delegates’ interaction with people outside their usual circle. By not simply leaving people to their own devices, and the business outcome to chance, you increase the return on your investment – both time and money – to maximise the return on your investment.
Energisers and ice breakers help build teams and reinforce your conference and corporate messages on the level that you choose - whether it's subliminal or more obvious. The more interaction at your meeting, the more participants will remember and take away from the experience - people listen more carefully to what you're saying when they're energised.
A carefully chosen ice breaker as an element of your conference can be used to reinforce your message and allow people to share knowledge, ideas and information on the topic of your choice giving guests something shared and interesting to talk about.
More importantly your delegates will retain the information you've given them for much longer as they have been involved in the delivery itself and consequently take more ownership as they see themselves as an integral part of what is happening around them.
The result is that by participating and contributing to your conference your audience is revitalised, feels a sense of togetherness and becomes physically, mentally and emotionally involved in your message.
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