" because you have to rack your brain to remember the weird name of whatever band Pitchfork is into right now.
But asking people for their shower playlist allows them to reveal their guilty pleasures.
Editor, October 2008: I have disabled the Submit Question feature. Editor, January 2016: This list has been available since 1998!
(AKA Ice Breaker Questions.) I've updated the page using responsive design style so that the questions are easier to read on mobile devices.
One of my favorite icebreakers is to go around the room and ask people to respond to 1-3 fairly innocuous questions.
(Sign up to the mailing list if you’d like these tips we haven’t shared yet). In sales and marketing there is a widely used acronym: A. You want them to take the action of meeting up/giving you their phone number.I was skeptical—aren't icebreakers kinda corny? But Rachel made a compelling argument that it's better cheesy questions are ultimately more effective than tired demographic inquiries like "How many siblings do you have?" and "Do you have any life-threatening food allergies?This page is even more popular, and with over 17,000 page views! I’ll move them into the main list, editing for clarity, and credit you in the comments. (HINT for creating your own: These questions work best if they are a choice between 2 things or a question about a single favorite thing.) If you want to add your story about how you used these questions, and what happened, that would be great too. You can use one or more questions to start your weekly staff meeting or any gathering so your group can get to know each other over time.
" So I came up with a few icebreakers in advance and, lo and behold, they totally worked!