We've all been stuck in the loop of never-ending small talks during meetings & events at some point in our career.
To escape any awkward silence and go beyond superficial conversations, you need to break the ice, ask the right questions, and get the conversation going.
Here are 45 ideas for ice breaker questions for meetings & small groups.
Tip: Before you try these out in your meeting or group setting, ask them to yourself!
Personal interests make great talking points. Use those questions at the beginning of your meeting to get people engaged. Sharing something personally will help meeting attendees feel more comfortable in the group.
Some example questions are:
Rapid-fire questions can create a powerful dynamic in your small group.
As the name suggests, the main idea is to have the moderator fire these questions one after the other and give the respondent only a few seconds to respond.
These work great if you already have a group of people that already know & trust each other. Deep ice breaker questions make great talking points not only during the meeting, but especially after.
Mix it up a little by asking hypothetical questions.
These question types can spark up great conversations.
Here are a few examples:
Okay. These ones are slightly weird...
Sometimes, you need to be a little more professional...
When it comes to networking, socially or business-related, first impressions matter.
Kicking off meetings with fun ice breaker questions are a great way to get the engagement going.
Let's face it, the meetings that you remember forever are those with great conversations.
Book a meeting now , implement these fun icebreaker questions & kickstart your conversation.