As a speaker, have you ever stood before an audience and felt tension in the room so heavy that you imagine...
As a speaker, have you ever stood before an audience and felt tension in the room so heavy that you imagine that it will never lift before the end of your talk? Would you like to have a lighter, more jovial atmosphere for conducting your workshop or convention? Why not try one of Ripple Effects Resources icebreakers? This particular icebreaker is called Diversity/Human Bingo. In this human version of Bingo, the speaker gives each participant a list of fifteen people in the room to find. Each found individual must possess a specific characteristic, e.g., belonging to a family of four. By the end of the icebreaker the participants have spoken to many of the other attendees and have also learned many things about them, even if they have already worked closely together. The speaker declares the person with the most correct found individuals the winner.
The running time of this video is approximately 10 minutes.
Aaron Thompson, Ph.D., is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Sociology at Eastern Kentucky University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kentucky, specializing in Organizational Behavior and Gender and Race Relations. Dr. Thompson has directed workshops and given presentations for many years in the areas of leadership, ethics, race/gender relations, and strategic planning. He is nationally recognized in the areas of educational attainment, human diversity, motivation, and academic success.