Introductions using movies as a metaphor
If they made a movie of your life, what kind of movie would it be and who would be cast as you? Are you James...James Bond? Or more the Arnold type? Maybe you're like Scarlet in Gone With the Wind. Or Cat Woman. Is your life an adventure, drama, romance, or horror flick? Entertain us
Pre-Work Required: None
1. Give your participants a few minutes to imagine what kind of movie would be made about their life, and who would be cast as them. Are you James...James Bond? Or more the Arnold type? Maybe you're like Scarlet in Gone with the Wind. Or Cat Woman. Is your life an adventure, drama, romance, or horror flick?
2. Ask each person to give their name and share their movie fantasy. Would their life be a drama with Meryl Streep as the lead? Or more like a Jim Carrey comedy?
3. You can debrief by asking questions like:
a. What movie or character surprised you?
b. Which movie or character did you think very appropriate?
c. Which movie or character was different from what you thought it should be?
d. Looking as us as a whole what is the most common element in our movies? The most unique?
e. What did you learn about the people in the room?
f. What did you learn about yourself, if anything?
As a variation, you could modify this game by asking participants to share the kind of movie they'd like their life to be.
Source: Deb Peterson
Derived from: Found on About.com: Continuing Education Ice Breaker by Deb Peterson