Breaking the ice is an important skill that, when done correctly, will lead to more productive, more comfortable conversations. A good ice breaker can help you make a memorable first impression and it can turn your first encounter with someone new into something wonderful — maybe even a lasting friendship.
So, how do you start a meaningful conversation with someone new and avoid embarrassments or awkward moments of silence? Where do you begin?
Kai Stabell starts to answer this question by explaining most people approach icebreakers all wrong.