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Communication Skills

Great Icebreakers: How to Break the Ice and Meet New People

How to Break the Ice and Talk to New People?

meet-new-peopleCheck out the below Toastmaster International YouTube video “Great Icebreakers” and learn how to break the ice with confidence at your next networking or social event with these time-tested tips.

Having the ability to break the ice in any social situation makes networking more effective and fun. When you’re having fun people naturally want to interact with you.

Here are the points mentioned in the video:

Be in the moment.

  • Talk about relevant topics
  • Avoid negative or controversial topics
  • Ask questions about the event
  • Talk about interests
  • Make sure it’s a two-way discussion

Approach a group or person.

  • Smile and introduce yourself
  • Start with easy questions
  • Read body language
  • Ask the group a relevant question

Creating a lasting connection.

  • Exchange business cards
  • Write down a few details

Incorporate the tips and techniques as stated above and in no time you will be amazed how quickly you will be able to break the ice with other people.

For more information, to break the ice, you can check out our other blog post “How to Talk to Anyone“.

Since 1924 Toastmasters International has helped more than four million people gain the confidence to communicate.  Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speaking skills. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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Communication Skills Workshop by Mr. Kwong Yue Yang

Mr. Kwong Yue Yang is the 2011 and 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking first runner-up.  He conducted a speaking enhancement workshop in 2012 for the youth in Hong Kong.

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The workshop is about communication. How do we communicate better in English? How can we get our ideas across to reach others in a more effective way? Even though the workshop was conducted for secondary school students, I think you should get some really good public speaking tips by watching it.

Check out the live videos from the workshop.

English Public Speaking Contest 2012 Speaking Enhancement Workshop (Session 2: Mr Kwong Yue Yang)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environments. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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