Nobody loves them, everyone is upset or at least embarrassed by them. Presentations at training courses or seminars are like a playback concert with hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Everyone does their best, but nothing really new happens. Listening to the long parade of names, professions, or your favorite pizza and the hamster’s name feels like a repeat of yesterday, and the day before yesterday, and the day before yesterday. They make minutes seem like hours and trap participants in a lethargic ritual, repeating only the obvious and leaving those present drowning in a sea of trivialities.
To bring some humor and life to the misery of the interview rounds, you can try something different. Icebreaker games would be like a magician’s unexpected appearance in a boring play: a touch of life in a frozen landscape. Or you can limit the presentations to the really interesting facts: perhaps the most unusual hobbies or the strangest travel experiences. At least it would add a touch of entertainment to the arduous process.
Our next thread from Twitter user is also about these types of relaxation exercises. @ed_ju1es. However, you must decide for yourself how practical the individual answers and examples are. They are always entertaining. But read for yourself.
The first day of my further training is about to begin and there will surely be a round of interviews.
What do you always say?
-Julio (@ed_ju1es) November 8, 2023
Tinder & Co. can pack
My name is Huhu and I am looking for a man for life.
– Huhu (@grinsekind008) November 8, 2023
I always list my top 100 bonsai trees and show photos of them.
— 🇮🇱 Legal Director 🇺🇦 (@Legal Director) November 8, 2023
Where has everyone gone suddenly?
“By the way, I have to wear my electronic anklet because of the forced role-playing during my last training course…”
— Holy X. Spirit🏳️🌈 (@holy_Bombadil) November 8, 2023
In duplicate please
Hello! My name is… I’m 45 years old and my hobbies are horseback riding, swimming and staying awake as long as I want. Please ask any questions about this in writing.
— skypro (@skypromusic) November 8, 2023
I always include that I like eggnog-flavored spray cream. After that, no one listens anymore…
– Salvador Gamsen (@GamsenR) November 8, 2023
It doesn’t exactly speak for everyone. Just say’
“I’m drinking ouzo, what are you doing?”, followed by slaps on the thighs and loud laughter. Always works. 😁
– Wortgestalten (@wortgestalten) November 8, 2023
freya is one of us
Hello, I don’t like to talk before my fifth coffee and I hate people. bye
—Freya_Amalia (@FreyaAmalia) November 8, 2023
A participant yesterday:
“Oh, sorry, I’m on Netflix at the same time.”
— bibi – generation x🤘🏻 (@bianca_sievert) November 8, 2023
When the introduction round starts like this: Run!
I warmly welcome not only Tilda but also all of you.
If I were a swing, I’d be a swinger.
Believe me, there is nothing better.
When is the break?
—Tilda; (@TildaApfelkorn) November 8, 2023
I actually wanted to go to Alcoholics Anonymous, but the group was full.
— Störtebecker 📯 (@Piratenfather) November 8, 2023
Does anyone else know him?
“Hello first. I don’t know if you already knew…”
— Lord We 📯 @[email protected] @herrwe.bsky.soc (@herr_we) November 8, 2023
This is what the law says
Don’t forget your zodiac sign and your favorite pizza ☝🏻
— Head-shaking group (@meckernfueralle) November 8, 2023
Someone recently said in an interview that they used to cook as a hobby a few years ago, but they’re over it, and what book they’re currently reading that they can recommend after the first 10 pages. I found it original.
– Spring Child (@Frau_Kirsche) November 8, 2023
Thank you very much for your attention! Where we sit so well together: