Starting a training session with an icebreaker to get to know each other
The purpose of this icebreaker is to kick off the session and enable the participants to connect; in particular those who don't know each other. It's fun, it wakes people up, and you start the training session in the right frame of mind!
This activity, which comes from the field of Agile methods.
It helps the participants warm up and connect with each other in the first few minutes, creating a climate that is conducive to learning. The aim is to guess who is hiding behind each anecdote, and thereby get to know each other.
For Billy, this is a vital part of the session, to get the training off the ground, and make everyone feel comfortable. So, he doesn't use a timer for this activity, the team takes however long is necessary!