Motivational Speaker/Ice Breakers

The Motivational Speaker and icebreaker role is an important role. It gives new applicants an opportunity to hear about your experiences as a CYF trainee and encourages them to work on the course material.
Timings: 30 mins total
  • 15 minute icebreakers
  • 5 (ish) min presentation
  • 5 min Q & A


What are the objectives of an icebreaker?
  • Allow everyone a chance to introduce themselves
  • Allow everyone a chance to speak
  • Allow the group to learn something about what they have in common

Motivational Talk

What is the objective of the motivational talk?
  • Share your experience
  • Encourage trainees to pursue a CYF course
  • Empathise with trainees who are in the same position you were before the course
A presentation isn't obligatory but can help pace your presentation and keep the audience engaged.
Example Presentation