Student or Learner
Here is a sentence from an English text that attracted my attention:
This helps break the ice and makes your business stand out from the crowd.
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold?
break the ice = make a start, pave the way, relax a tense or very formal situation
stand out from the crowd = With the multitude of marketing techniques employed today, we have to try to create a strong, memorable company identity in order to come out ahead in our commercially overloaded marketplace. We may have had anxieties about being in crowds as a child, so crowds could simply represent anxiety. We can feel unhappy about being part of the herd; we may feel "lost in the crowd" and want to "stand out from the crowd.”
“Stand out” is a very prepossessing verb as well as protrude, prominent, outstanding, be distinguished, excel.
Thank you for your efforts.