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HI I am looking for suggestions for some ice breaker for a large group of zoom attendees that do not know one another. We will be discussing mental health so it needs to be light. Intro and break ideas please or ones you have already found successful. Thanks in advance.
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Sometimes the obvious ones are the best,
- where did you last go on holiday and what was great about it?
- where would you most like to go on holiday?
- what has been the best bit of 2020 for you so far?
- what is your favorite food - and do you make it or buy it?
- what do you like to do away from work?
Good question Laura.
For break ideas:
For Ice breakers:
Depending how large your group is it might not be possible to comment or speak to everyone. My suggestions are for groups of over 30
Hope this gives you some ideas of where to start!
Hi Laura, great question and Mike has shared some good options for you. Do consider teaching the Zoom tools you want to use (e.g. text on the whiteboard) as part of your icebreakers too, so that you are being efficient with your time.
This article isn't specifically about ice breakers, but it is about self directed learning and the power of knowing your question before attending any kind of learning, so it might be useful to encourage your attendees with this before the session, as they login or maybe as part of your icebreaker:
Let us know what you go for and how it works out!
Brilliant thanks for all the suggestions! Excellent help x
A couple of my favourites:
Ice-breaker: play on the fact that people can rename themselves in the participants list. Ask them to change it to their nickname and maybe add their location (Paul from Peterborough). Or ask them to put their name plus favourite food, colour, animal, etc etc. Simple but makes it personal.
Breaks: This is my current fave. Virtual boat race.
Set the timer (I'm normally pretty stingy - 5 mins per hour). Share via portion of your screen (cuts out the adverts!) and share sound too. Ask people to vote in chat who's going to win? Point out if they are not back in time they won't see the winner. Crafty, I know. Good icebreaker too.
Great bite sized ideas thank you
Are you the oldest or the youngest;Name a fun fact from were you're from; What is your favorite clean joke; What makes you laugh; What is the farthest you've traveled; What is your cure for hiccups; What is your comfort food/culinary specialty