When you have a group of people meeting for the first time, it is natural for participants of the group to feel out-of-place or nervous about how they will come across to others. Ice breakers are intended to help people get to know each other and become more comfortable with each other so they can communicate or work together better. Ice breakers can also be used any time two people or more people meet and want to start a conversation or relationship.
Following are some examples of ice breakers that you can use if you are in a group:
In a group, the purpose of ice breakers is to get everyone working together, talking and sharing.
In some cases, you may want to break the ice when you are having a conversation one-on-one. Here are some examples of ice breakers for these situations:
When looking for ice breakers for one-on-one scenarios, it is best to ask opened-ended questions that give people a chance to talk and to share something about themselves. Everyone appreciates people who are good listeners and who want to listen to what they have to say.