Speed dating networking activity
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Hot Seat I often do the Hot Seat exercise only if the team has displayed solid steps on the ‘trust ladder’ since it requires each individual to give feedback to the other person in the presence of other team members.
One person is asked to sit on the ‘hot seat’ and his colleagues are asked to answer the following two question for the colleague in the hot seat: I will expand on this in next week’s blog.
Personality Tests Personality tests like MBTI or Belbin are great, non intrusive ice breakers, in which team members get an insight in the personality type and preferred styles of their colleagues.
This exercise as well as the next two exercises can’t be done straight of the bat and require some team gestation time.3.
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What's speed networking and how can it help your career?
Conferences and large corporations organize speed networking initiatives to facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas and people. In the span of an hour you can meet a dozen new people – any of which could be a sales opportunity, a mentor, or a business partner for a new joint venture.
Example of some of these questions are: The answers to these questions are often fun and more importantly very revealing what the person is about and provides a great2.
Hard Talk One of my favorite and often the most impactful team building activities is HARDtalk in which the leader of the team is exposed to hard hitting questions.
Speed Networking is a meeting format with a structured activity where individuals are paired for a short period of time (e.g.
5 minutes) and then switch to someone new each time a bell rings.
Mask Exercise This exercise asks participants to draw one of the mask they wear.