Updated: Nov 11, 2020
During one of our latest networking opportunities (Open In Indiana) our icebreaker question was "what is your favorite game?" I had to think - and an answer came easily - Yahtzee! We play Yahtzee every time we go camping! and it's a wonderful game of chance, engagement and strategy. I love the matching and counting aspects of it. What is your favorite game and why?
"Most importantly have you used icebreaker questions before? The benefits Of Icebreaker Questions As you may have guessed, icebreakers help people warm up to other people. The idea that people occasionally need a little warm-up has been around for ages. Even Shakespeare used the term “break the ice” in The Taming of the Shrew to capture how a few social niceties can melt even difficult individuals."
In groups of people who don't work together, these fun ice breaker questions are effective in breaking through the normal coolness that can exist between people before they get to know each other. Laughter is a terrific equalizer and allows warm interaction to emerge quickly during meetings, training, and team-building sessions.
How do you use icebreaker questions for your business in networking opportunities?