The Rings a Bell Game
Rings a Bell is a simple and fun activity, ideal for breaking the ice and starting interaction between people. Also, this activity is a game to introduce the knowledge of the names of the people of the new groups in formation.
You could introduce this by saying that whereas at most conferences, everyone would be asked to ensure that their mobile phone is switched off, this is slightly different in that everyone will be asked to use their mobile phone as part of the exercise.
In this exercise, the participants can remain seated or standing.
Ask each participant to introduce themselves to the group. As part of their introduction they should demonstrate their mobile phone ring tone.
They should then explain the reason for their choice or ring tone (or lack of interest in a ‘personal’ ring tone), and offer some comment as to what this might suggest about their personality or style.
The feedback among the group will be at the discretion of the facilitator, depending on the group composition and whether the activity is used simply as an ice-breaker or as a starter for a discussion on a topic.
Keep this light, as it’s a very light-hearted exercise.
Moment of Reflection
- How long have individuals had that particular phone?
- Why did they choose that ring tone?
- What does the ring tone say about you?
- Do you have different ringtones set for different people?
- Did you like someone else’s ringtone?