4 Tips for an Ice Breaker at Your Event

Connecting with your audience is a challenge for speakers and facilitators. We’ve compiled a list of ice breaker questions to warm up your audience and set the scene for an enjoyable event app experience. No cringe-worthy personal disclosures or physical contact necessary, we promise!

1. The selfie Ice Breaker

In this digital age, selfies are a familiar and fun ice breaker. There is something personal and friendly about sharing a photo with someone.

How to: ask the audience to introduce themselves to the person next to them, take a selfie and add it to the event’s activity feed. This offers an easy introduction and opportunity to be silly and have a laugh. Even better – offer a silly prize for the silliest face

2. Wild card profile question

There are numerous opportunities to enhance delegate interaction using their name badges!

How to: Ask your delegates a fun or unexpected ice breaker question in their event app registration form and include on their name badges. For example: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? If you were a type of food, what type of food would you be?

You could go one step further and give a delegate someone else’s name tag/badge. He/she needs to find the other person and ask them about their wild card question.

3. Send a private joke

Everyone knows at least one joke. This is an easy task, which requires little effort and can make friends of strangers.

How to: Ask your audience to message another attendee in the profile list with their favourite joke. Ideally the conversation will continue, and your delegates will be armed with some hilarious topics for face to face networking.

4. Your favourite

Test your audiences artistic capabilities and encourage conversation with this ice breaker.

How to: ask participants to draw their favourite – animal, food or holiday spot on their name tag or badge. Make sure they have a bit if time to think and draw. Next, ask them to show the person next to them who has to guess what it is! This is quick, easy low stress, and can be continued through the conference as the attendee’s will be wearing their badges throughout. A great conversation starter.