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How to Kickstart Your Video
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The Best Free Icebreaker Game
for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

How to Kickstart Your Video
Calls on Zoom and Teams:

The Best Free Icebreaker Game
for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Help colleagues get to know each other

Help colleagues get to know each other

Introduction

With more and more companies deciding to maintain hybrid or “remote-first” working arrangements, the video meeting is here to stay.

The first few minutes of a video call can set the tone for the rest of the virtual meeting. You need to break the ice, make people feel comfortable and engaged, and inspire some energy and confidence among participants.

This can be challenging, especially if you are connecting across different organizational teams and different countries.

Introduction

With more and more companies deciding to maintain hybrid or “remote-first” working arrangements, the video meeting is here to stay.

The first few minutes of a video call can set the tone for the rest of the virtual meeting. You need to break the ice, make people feel comfortable and engaged, and inspire some energy and confidence among participants.

This can be challenging, especially if you are connecting across different organizational teams and different countries.

Kick-start your virtual meeting today!

Kick-start your virtual meeting today!

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

What should you do if you haven’t met each other?

The traditional round of introductions, typically sharing your name and job role, can feel a little cold and awkward, and if you have a large team it can take far too long to get going. You don’t learn much about each other, or establish that feeling of confidence and connection among colleagues.

What should you do when you’ve met, but you don’t know each other very well? Happy teams with a strong team spirit are more productive and work better together. How can we foster this kind of connection and collaboration among virtual or hybrid teams that haven’t had a chance to get know each other properly?

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

What should you do if you haven’t met each other?

The traditional round of introductions, typically sharing your name and job role, can feel a little cold and awkward, and if you have a large team it can take far too long to get going. You don’t learn much about each other, or establish that feeling of confidence and connection among colleagues.

What should you do when you’ve met, but you don’t know each other very well? Happy teams with a strong team spirit are more productive and work better together. How can we foster this kind of connection and collaboration among virtual or hybrid teams that haven’t had a chance to get know each other properly?

What should you do if you’re finding that your team meetings on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other video conferencing software are getting stale? How can you freshen things up, connect in a different way, and add some energy and fun to kickstart your virtual meeting?

As the experts in virtual team building, we have the ideal solution for you. Read on to find out about our new quickfire Icebreaker game, a free 10-minute interactive activity guaranteed to start your meeting in style.

We’ll even throw in some additional ideas, including our favourite icebreaker questions and activities. Because virtual meetings shouldn’t be dull or awkward. Bring them to life with us!

What should you do if you’re finding that your team meetings on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other video conferencing software are getting stale? How can you freshen things up, connect in a different way, and add some energy and fun to kickstart your virtual meeting?

As the experts in virtual team building, we have the ideal solution for you. Read on to find out about our new quickfire Icebreaker game, a free 10-minute interactive activity guaranteed to start your meeting in style.

We’ll even throw in some additional ideas, including our favourite icebreaker questions and activities. Because virtual meetings shouldn’t be dull or awkward. Bring them to life with us!

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

What is a virtual icebreaker?

A virtual icebreaker is a short activity designed to lighten the mood at the start of a virtual or hybrid meeting. A good icebreaker gets people talking, sharing, and collaborating, inspiring lively discussions and encouraging participants to be more active throughout the meeting.

This is especially important on a video call, where people can feel disconnected. An icebreaker helps to make the call feel more personal, and allows your team to get to know each other better. Not just what they do at work, but what they’re like outside of work. Connecting in this way has been shown to increase productivity and engagement in the workplace.

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

What is a virtual icebreaker?

A virtual icebreaker is a short activity designed to lighten the mood at the start of a virtual or hybrid meeting. A good icebreaker gets people talking, sharing, and collaborating, inspiring lively discussions and encouraging participants to be more active throughout the meeting.

This is especially important on a video call, where people can feel disconnected. An icebreaker helps to make the call feel more personal, and allows your team to get to know each other better. Not just what they do at work, but what they’re like outside of work. Connecting in this way has been shown to increase productivity and engagement in the workplace.

Our Free Icebreaker Game

This new quickfire Icebreaker Game will bring your team together at the start of your next meeting. It is simple, fun, free, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. So what are you waiting for?

Learn more about your colleagues and let “Greeny”, our (fictional) AI supercomputer, analyse your team profile. What kind of team are you? And how do you compare to other virtual and hybrid teams across the world?

Find out at the start of your next meeting!

Try it for free by clicking here.

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings
The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Our Free Icebreaker Game

This new quickfire Icebreaker Game will bring your team together at the start of your next meeting. It is simple, fun, free, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. So what are you waiting for?

Learn more about your colleagues and let “Greeny”, our (fictional) AI supercomputer, analyse your team profile. What kind of team are you? And how do you compare to other virtual and hybrid teams across the world?

Find out at the start of your next meeting!

Try it for free by clicking here.

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Our Favourite Icebreaker Questions

An icebreaker question should reveal something interesting about your character.

When we ask whether you’d prefer to have the power of invisibility, or be able to fly, it tells us something about what you’re like as a person. We might detect some deeper psychological meaning in your answer – are you introverted or extroverted, individualistic or a team player? Equally, we might just find out that you’re a big Harry Potter fan, and always wanted that invisibility cloak!

Here are some examples that might get you going.

Ask your team which they prefer out of these two options, and hold a mini vote to see the answers.

Your team choice is the option with the most votes!

Do you prefer:

– Ski holidays or beach holidays?

– Board games or video games?

– Beer or wine?

– Witches or Count Dracula?

– Robots or dinosaurs?

– Attending parties or hosting parties?

– Fiction or non-fiction?

– Planes or trains?

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Our Favourite Icebreaker Questions

An icebreaker question should reveal something interesting about your character.

When we ask whether you’d prefer to have the power of invisibility, or be able to fly, it tells us something about what you’re like as a person. We might detect some deeper psychological meaning in your answer – are you introverted or extroverted, individualistic or a team player? Equally, we might just find out that you’re a big Harry Potter fan, and always wanted that invisibility cloak!

Here are some examples that might get you going.

Ask your team which they prefer out of these two options, and hold a mini vote to see the answers.

Your team choice is the option with the most votes!

Do you prefer:

– Ski holidays or beach holidays?

– Board games or video games?

– Beer or wine?

– Witches or Count Dracula?

– Robots or dinosaurs?

– Attending parties or hosting parties?

– Fiction or non-fiction?

– Planes or trains?

Other Icebreaker Ideas

Ranking polls

Let your team have their say with a ranking poll.

Slido is an interaction app for hybrid meetings, and offers a free version for meetings up to 100 participants. Check it out by clicking here.

Try some of these example questions in your ranking poll:

– Favourite Foods
– Favourite Bands
– Favourite travel destinations
– Favourite movies

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Other Icebreaker Ideas

Ranking polls

Let your team have their say with a ranking poll.

Slido is an interaction app for hybrid meetings, and offers a free version for meetings up to 100 participants. Check it out by clicking here.

Try some of these example questions in your ranking poll:

– Favourite Foods
– Favourite Bands
– Favourite travel destinations
– Favourite movies

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Guess the Desk

Peep through the keyhole and get a glimpse of your colleagues’ home-work startions!

This icebreaker combines MTV Cribs and Guess Who, asking teams to identify the desk from pictures.

Collect pictures from your colleagues and add them into a Powerpoint or a Slido multiple choice poll, then provide a series of options for the team to choose from.

What does your desk say about you?

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Guess the Desk

Peep through the keyhole and get a glimpse of your colleagues’ home-work startions!

This icebreaker combines MTV Cribs and Guess Who, asking teams to identify the desk from pictures.

Collect pictures from your colleagues and add them into a Powerpoint or a Slido multiple choice poll, then provide a series of options for the team to choose from.

What does your desk say about you?

Whose Weekend?

Run a weekend photo competition to spark the creativity of your colleagues.

Ask everyone to take a photo during their weekend, and then share them in a Slack or Teams channel.

Who had the most adventurous weekend? Who stayed in to do the dishes?

Learn about what makes your colleagues tick outside work, and add some competition with a vote on the best weekend photo!

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings
The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings
The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Whose Weekend?

Run a weekend photo competition to spark the creativity of your colleagues.

Ask everyone to take a photo during their weekend, and then share them in a Slack or Teams channel.

Who had the most adventurous weekend? Who stayed in to do the dishes?

Learn about what makes your colleagues tick outside work, and add some competition with a vote on the best weekend photo!

The Best Free Icebreaker Game for your Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Break the Ice!

Ready to give these ideas a go?

Say goodbye to the awkward introduction rounds and add some fun and energy by trying our free Icebreaker Game – the best way to kickstart your next virtual or hybrid meeting!

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