When holding a conference call with several individuals, it’s probable that everyone involved does not know each other particularly well. It’s perhaps even possible that everyone on the conference call is meeting each other for the very first time. With either possibility, conference call ice breakers can prove to be invaluable.
Ice Breakers For A Conference Call
Coming up with a good ice breaker for a conference call can demand a bit of creativity on your part. You’re going to have to consider the personalities involved with the call, and apply those personality types to a game choice. This game needs to be suitable for the occasion and tone of the conference call, but it also has to play to the interests and strengths of those involved with the call. This can make finding an ideal ice breaker for your conference call a bit tricky.
To that end, here are a few ice breakers you can at least consider for your next conference call:
Intro/Fun Fact: This is a simple ice breaker that can be effective in a wide variety of situations. Simply have each person participating in the conference call start things off by giving their name and a fun fact about themselves. Give each person the freedom to choose that fun fact.
Intro/Truth Game: This expands on the Intro/Fun Fact Game. Instead of giving one fact after introducing themselves, the individual will list three things about themselves. One item will be true, the other two will be false, and it will be up to everyone else to figure out which one is legitimate.
Intro/Superhero: After a person introduces themselves, they pick the superhero they would most like to be and give reasons for doing so.
Desert Island: This is the old three-things-you-would-bring-to-a-desert-island game. When you pose this question to a diverse crowd, the answers can prove to be very interesting indeed.
Above/Beyond: If you want an ice breaker that can serve as a great ice breaker into business matters, Above/Beyond is a perfect choice. Each participant will recount a time when they dealt with a company in which the employee went above and beyond the call of normal duty. When everyone is finished, you can use their answers to emphasize that you want to see them carry those examples with them into how they conduct business each day.
These are just a few of the fun, engaging activities you can utilize to get your conference call off and running.