An effective icebreaker accomplishes three things:
- Attendees are introduced to one another
- The energy in the room picks up
- Attendees begin to think about the session’s topic (preferably in a fun, light-hearted way)
A quick game of “Would you rather…” can help break the ice at your next meeting or presentation by challenging participants to think about a pair of seemingly absurd choices, and then justify why they chose a particular option. It can shed some light on the mindset of each participant and can lead to a lot of laughter in the process.
Plus, who doesn’t like to have the sweet sound of laughter coming from their meeting room?
Previously I shared ten potential “Would you rather…” icebreaker questions. Here are six more:
Would you rather…
- …be scheduled to deliver a 90 minute presentation at 1:00pm (immediately after lunch) OR at 5:30pm (when everyone wants to go home)?
- …be able to shoot actual lasers out of your laser pointer OR have to dodge actual bullets every time a bullet point appears on a PowerPoint slide?
- …have a face that is a functioning clock OR have hair made entirely out of neon pink post-it notes?
- …be chased around the room by a giant, radioactive LCD projector as you try to set up for your presentation OR actually be married to Mr. Sketch?
- …only be able to respond to people and situations with the first thought that pops into your head OR only be able to speak in the form of a question during your presentation?
- …realize (much too late) that your suitcase was switched with Lady Gaga’s and all you have to wear for your keynote speech is a suit made out of raw meat OR wake up to discover the only way you can get from point A to point B is by moonwalking?
Do you have additional “Would you rather…?” type icebreaker questions? Let’s see ‘em in the comments section.