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Icebreakers can be fun and memorable, but you have to know your group. Check out our collection of icebreaker ideas for all segments of your meeting—and advice from a veteran on how to find the best activity for your group. (Hint: Be brave!)
Icebreakers to Use With Small Groups
YOUR WORST JOB
Ask participants to share the worst jobs they’ve ever had. At the end, have everyone vote for the absolute worst, and award a prize to that attendee. (Variation: Everyone shares his or her first job.)
Group participants at separate tables. Have each table figure out five things that everyone has in common. Only one can be a physical description (such as, “we’re all wearing black shoes”). To get the conversation going, suggest some ideas: What languages does everyone speak? When was your last business trip? What pets do you have? After a set amount of time, have the tables report out on the most interesting commonality each has discovered.