5 Fun Icebreakers for Corporate Events

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 9:00AM

Imagine business minded people gathering at an event to share knowledge and objectives that could benefit the company as a whole. It’s serious. During these events, the socialization between the attendees can start in an awkwardly, especially if most of them don’t know each other.

Icebreakers for Corporate Events

As an event organizer, you need to make sure you have prepared great icebreakers for corporate events that would break your participant’s shell and make them feel comfortable. This way, the more comfortable and open the participants are, the more productive and effective they will be during the event and after when they head back to work.

Finding great icebreakers can be a bit of a challenge, so we’re here to help with five fun icebreakers for corporate events.

1. Find 10 Things in Common

This icebreaker is pretty simple and self-explanatory. All you need to do is group your participants and make them find 10 things they have in common by asking one another questions. The ideas is to dig deep find similarities in a fun way.

2. The Best One Word

With this icebreaker, one person chooses a topic, any topic, to give their partner and they have to say the first thing that comes to mind about that topic. The exciting part about this icebreaker is that it’s so spontaneous. Expect lots of laughs with this one.

3. Five of Anything

First, pick a category. Then, let your the people you’re playing say any five things under the same category you choose, like “five favorite books” or “five favorite movies” for example. This is a fun icebreaker because you’re thinking on your toes, sharing more about yourself, and learning more about others.

4. Question Ball

In this icebreaker, all you have to do is write “icebreaker” questions on a ball and pass it around. When you catch it, the index finger of the hand you write with will point to the question you need to answer.

5. Two Truths & A Lie

We saved the best for last because this is ice breaker is probably the most popular in the list. For this icebreaker, divide people into smaller groups (no larger than 10) and instruct them to take turns sharing three things about themselves – two truths and one lie. The people in the group then guess which is which by asking a variety of questions.

Which icebreaker will you use at your next corporate event?

Let our corporate team at The Inn at New Hyde Park assist you in creating the ideal atmosphere for your next event. Contact the Corporate Sales office at (516) 354.7797 or lynne@innatnhp.com.