Traditional icebreakers can be too time-consuming. They can be effective within a small seminar-style event, but for large scale events they are not always the best tactic.
It’s, therefore, best to utilise ice breaker polls. This gets the audience comfortable with the event tech and used to the user interface, but it also crucially increases the adoption rates amongst the audience.
Here are some simple, quick, and fun icebreaker examples to put into your presentation to make sure everyone in the meeting can be engaged.
Start off simple:
How did you get to the event today?
One popular type of question for icebreakers are would you rathers. Try these out:
Would you rather be able to speak all languages or play every instrument?
- Speak all languages
- Play every instrument
Would you rather go into the past and meet your ancestors or go into the future and meet your great great grandchildren?
- Go into the past and meet your ancestors
- Go into the future and meet your great great grandchildren
Would you rather be super fast or super strong?
- Super fast
- Super strong
In the office would you rather have the best coffee in the world or the best snacks in the world?
- Best coffee in the world
- Best snacks in the world
Would you rather read minds or see into the future?
- Read minds
- See into the future
Would you rather be an amazing writer or an amazing speaker?
- Amazing writer
- Amazing speaker
Which would you rather give up, music or movies?
Or you can split room even further and ask them more open opinion questions like:
Who is your favorite superhero?
- Iron man
- Captain America
If you could only eat one of these foods for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
What is the most important part of an outfit?
What is your favorite genre of music?
What is the worst household chore?
- Taking out the Trash
- Doing the Dishes
- Sweeping the Floor
- Cleaning up after the pet
What is your favorite classic video game?
- Pac Man
If you could travel to any one of these locations, which would you choose?
- Bora Bora
You could take it some step further with some alternative questions:
Do Tortillas count as bread?
Is a hot dog a sandwich?
Gamify with a quiz!
And lastly, you can always create a minigame of Jeopardy and use our Leaderboard feature to show who’s doing the best. Small fun facts and trivia would be great to encourage thinking and learning during smaller events. And the added factor competitive element will definitely help audience engagement. Here are some fun and silly examples:
As a young student in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis worked as a:
What was the first item listed on eBay?
A broken Laser Pointer
A broken Toaster
A broken pencil Sharpener
What was the band Queen’s original name?
The Crowned Jewels
When appearing on a gameshow, former US President, Bill Clinton, correctly answered three questions about____.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
The band, WHAM!
In 2012, a 26 year old man from London went on a mission to lick every ____ in the UK.
How was the walking sound effect for E.T. made?
Jumping on a waterbed
What is the world’s most popular first name?
In Georgia, it’s illegal to do this with a fork:
Fix a power outlet
Eat fried chicken
Bubble-wrap was originally invented to be what?
Physical therapy tool
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