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Quiz: Ice breaking strategies

Everyone needs a few tricks for breaking the ice with new people, a way to start a conversation and make everyone feel included. Try our quiz and see how much you know about tried and tested strategies:
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Participate professionally in meetings
Meetings: Beteiligen Sie sich aktiv

Here are some useful keywords and phrases from which you can pick and choose as necessary to help you participate in any meeting.

Giving opinions

Your opinion is important, that's why you've been invited to take part in the meeting, so don't feel shy about speaking up. The phrases below will help you to start speaking; choose according to how strongly you wish to state your opinion, how sure you are of what you are saying:


  • I'm absolutely sure that ...
  • I really believe that ...
  • I have no doubt that ...
  • I feel that ...
  • I think that ...


  • From my point of view ...
  • I tend to think that ...
  • Well, I think I would see it from a different angle ...

Making suggestions/Making proposals

Without suggestions and proposals from all participants the meeting wouldn't go anywhere, so to offer your own ideas start with one of the phrases below:

  • If I could just make a point here...
  • May I make a suggestion?
  • I think we should...
  • I'd like to say that...
  • How about...?
  • We really should consider ...
  • Why don't we...?

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