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Icebreakers for Meetings

Use Ice Breakers to Introduce Fellow Participants


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Ice Breakers Help Participants Relax with Each Other

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Want ideas for helping participants get to know each other at a meeting, training session or seminar? These icebreakers for meetings focus on participants sharing about their past. Yet, the icebreakers chosen do not require participants to reveal more than they are comfortable discussing in the workplace.

The goal of icebreakers for meetings is to engage the group in early conversation that stays within the comfort zone of participants. If you make your participants uncomfortable, then your icebreakers for meetings will fail.

You can use these questions to help participants get to know each other. Your participants will appreciate starting out their meeting with quiet laughter and the chance to share something about themselves in a comfortable, supportive environment. Try these get to know you icebreakers for meetings.

Here are guidelines about how to facilitate and use these ice breaker questions for meetings.

Icebreakers for Meetings to Get to Know Each Other

Here are sample icebreakers for meetings. Your feedback about how the icebreakers for meetings worked is always welcome.

  • What event do you remember most fondly from high school?

  • Who was your favorite elementary school teacher and why?

  • What's a favorite family memory that has stuck with you into your adult life? Why?

  • How do you use the information that you learned in your favorite class in your life today?

  • What spectator activities do you most enjoy attending and watching?

  • What was the most memorable event that you experienced in college?

  • What's rocking your world this month?

  • What's the craziest thing you've ever done in your life?

  • What's your favorite activity to do locally and why?

  • Can you share three things about you that you think no one here knows?

  • What's your most significant current challenge?

  • What outdoor activities do you most enjoy? How often do you get time to participate?

More Recommended Ice Breaker Questions for Meetings and Work

These are additional sample questions that you can use to start out your meeting, retreat, or training class. In the right circumstances, use the ice breaker question as the focus or content of the meeting.

Periodically, I plan to add to these sample ice breaker questions, so you may want to save the page for future reference.

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