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Mastering the Art of Icebreaker Questions

We’ve all been there. It can be daunting walking into a meeting, convention, or event bustling with professionals from various industries but at the same time, it’s exhilarating. But, how do you break the ice and initiate conversations that build a relationship, going beyond the small talk? That’s where the power of icebreaker questions come in.

The Magic of Icebreaker Questions

Icebreaker questions act as catalysts, effortlessly breaking down barriers and creating a comfortable environment for networking. (We use them all the time!) By sparking genuine interactions, icebreakers lay the foundation for building meaningful, professional relationships.

Here are a few of our favourite icebreakers to kick-start your conversations:

  1. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
  2. What’s your favourite way to unwind after a long day?
  3. If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  4. What’s the most memorable concert or live performance you’ve ever attended?
  5. What’s the most unusual or interesting talent you have?
  6. If you could have a dinner party with any three famous people, living or deceased, who would you invite?
  7. If you could instantly learn any new skill or hobby, what would it be and why?
  8. What’s your favourite board game or card game to play with friends or family?
  9. If you could travel back in time and give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
  10. What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had?
  11. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one ability or talent, what would it be and how would you use it?
  12. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you?
  13. What’s your favourite way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon?
  14. What is the most interesting place you’ve ever visited, and why?
  15. What is your favorite book or movie of all time, and what do you love about it?
  16. What is one thing on your bucket list that you’re determined to accomplish?

What question are you going to use to break the ice?!