25 icebreaker questions for live audience polling

Icebreaker questions set the tone of your presentation. Here at Poll Everywhere, we’ve seen them all – the good, the bad, and the awkward. Take the guesswork out of icebreakers with live polls that captivate audiences.

Live mobile phone polling is a great way to engage your entire audience, especially those who are shy in front of large groups. A service like Poll Everywhere makes it easy to respond from your phone, tablet, or other device, and it’s fun watching answers appear on screen. See how live polling gets groups talking. Different icebreaker questions lend themselves to different polling types – such as word cloud or multiple choice – so be creative and experiment to find the best format for your question.

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Personal icebreaker questions

People love to talk about themselves. If you’re unsure what type of icebreaker to use, start here. When the event is over, you may want to make a printout of responses for participants to keep.

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Creative icebreaker questions

Creative icebreakers are a great warmup for the brain. They get audiences thinking outside the box. These mini personality quizzes can be presented in all sorts of creative ways, like the word cloud illustrated above.

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Funny icebreaker questions

Funny icebreakers are best for small, intimate groups, or for groups who have had a little time to get to know each other. They require a bit more cleverness, but the laughs you’ll share afterwards make it worthwhile.

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