Words of the Week – break the ice

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Used when discussing introductions, break the ice means to overcome the initial awkwardness of meeting someone new by establishing rapport. People in a state of rapport communicate better because they understand each other faster, allowing the conversation to flow more freely.

During interviewing season, Recruiters might use sports to break the ice before beginning the interview. Click here for my article on Recruiting and Sports.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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