selection weekend icebreaker

#1
Any useful hints / tips about how to deal with this, as well as what format it takes?

Not ever having had to do any public speaking before, I'm not overly looking forward to it!

JJ
 
#2
Talk about hunting for a couple of minutes. The subject matter is of itself so interesting that your audience cannot fail to be impressed. Remember to tell them of how the big terrier-man was found shagging a goat after last season's Hunt Ball...
 
#4
Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club mate...we see all, we know all...
 
#5
Drink a little bit too much having taken note of the first names of all the instructors.

You will be expected to call them by their first names in the bar, and it shows spirit if you can publically slag them off.
 
#6
Probably doesn't apply, but if it does - don't talk about your ******* gap year. No-one cares how many babies you hugged and how many wells you built.



We had one last year, spoke about himself for about 1 minute in which all he managed to disclose was the fact he liked drinking and getting wasted every night, he then fell asleep during someone elses lecturette and was poked, woke up looked around and shouted "I like drinking". 8O
 
#7
Any useful advice much appreciated here too.

At the moment I am going to mention why I am interested in joining(and why that role), very potted background, interests, recent exciting exploits (PG rated) and what I hope to get out of the TA. Is that sound? To be honest I do not like talking about myself much so would appreciate some guidance.

Thanks.
 
#9
Tell 'em why you believe that you'll make SNCO within a few years and that you're actually using the unit you'll join as a stepping stone to taking selection and growing THEM.

Sporting a FOB Mk1 Fu Manchu moustache on your first night will enhance your image to no end!
 
#10
I remember selection weekend, I spent a minute on the Ice breaker ... 'My name's Sarah and I work for ******.' - then walked off. I wouldn't plan anything for it, I'm in and no one took any notice of what I said!
 
#11
A cry of "NAKED BAR!!" followed by an impromptu strip tease and an indecent drunken assault on the nearest female will be an effective way of winning the hearts and minds of the staff.

The Cad.
Prisoner 023141
HMP Belmarsh.
 
#12
I've got my icebreaker coming up sometime soon and all I think they want to see is that you've got the confidence to stand up and talk to people you don't know so I'm not worrying about thinking of something particularly interesting to say (because frankly I don't). So go in being honest and confident.
 
#14
The_Cad said:
A cry of "NAKED BAR!!" followed by an impromptu strip tease and an indecent drunken assault on the nearest female will be an effective way of winning the hearts and minds of the staff.

The Cad.
Prisoner 023141
HMP Belmarsh.
works every time, and it will put you in good sted for the years to come
 
#15
icebreakers are nothing to worry about, if you have nothing interesting to say then lie, it doesnt really mater they don't actually care what your interests are so long as you have the confidence to speak about them.
 
#16
Try nailing your foreskin to a table full of drinks then drag it round the bar without spilling a drop!






Well it worked for me
15 years and still a Private!


Edited for Penis fingers spelling
 
#18
I have done the AOSB regulary officer selection and 2 TA grunt selection weekends I was successful in the second TA selection (5 months later told to leave for not talking about).


In the TA grunt selection you do not have to do any speaches. You may get asked where you are from and what your hobbies are.

My first selection TA weekend for RLC started at 730 pm friday we did the written test and paper work until 945 ish. THe next day up at 6 we then did hearing tests breakfast then the doctor turned up 730 ish for medical we then did some paper work went on the 1.5mile run and then had lunch. After lunch marching and paper work until about 830 then bar until late.
Up at 7.30 and then more paper work measuring for uniform and then lunch offer debeff then home. We were told to expect a letter with in 2 days I got mine on friday in my case fail. If you can run the run acceptably and do ok in the written test its rare to fail from what i understand.
The next test I did was signals turned up at 7.30 watched a dvd while i waited for other to turn up went to bar and people chatted had sandwitches and pizza slices and went to bed. Next day up and paper work but no test for signals. Lunch run then leadership exercise a copy of the exercise that officer selection does. You have to take your team accross a bit of land with out touching the ground by walking on planks pallets cyclinders. This is not an offical part of the test and will proberly not be at your selection however could be similar type exercise.
Next day another run untimed pressups sits ups but untested not part of the test. Then home this time told if passed or failed before leaving.

The army is mainly about front. Talk a reasonable amout. Dont disagree with anyone there and dont say anything clever, poltical or non PC. Remeber the army is looking for the non thinking type. If you have any ideas or thoughts keep them to your self. For the TA you dont have to be a fool, competant but stupid is the ideal. This of couse is not my approach I get board so like to make things harder than they have to be to make it challengeing by "borating it".
 
#19
Remeber the army is looking for the non thinking type. If you have any ideas or thoughts keep them to your self. For the TA you dont have to be a fool, competant but stupid is the ideal.
Wah? Gotta be... If not i gotta say im glad to see the system works fcuknut
 

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