This speed meeting icebreaker provides a similar experience for participants at a training meeting or a team building session.You might even want to think about the activity as corporate speed dating, a chance for participants to meet each other quickly, and perhaps, find potential close colleagues.Sitting at tables all over the room (or just in two chairs) is preferred, so the murmur of the conversations does not interfere with the participants' ability to hear.
The number twos then move to the next partner every two minutes.
You will want to use a timer and a bell, buzzer, or some kind of sound to notify participants when the two minutes is up, so they don't have to time keep on top of participating in introductions.
Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.
At the end of the two minutes, the people move to their next partner.
The main variation is in the content of the questions you suggest they answer.
For people who know each other, these kinds of questions work.
If nothing else they can exchange contact information and tell their partner what they do for a living and what they enjoy.
The icebreaker is also not intimidating because the attendees—and they worry about this and ask if they will have to touch another attendee—are not put off by a quick handshake when they meet their next speed dating companion.
You can also use this concept as an effective speed meeting icebreaker. Attendees meet a large number of people in a short period of time, The goal, of course, in speed dating, is to find one or more people with whom you'd like to spend more time on an actual date.
Participants exchange names and contact information during the two minutes so that they can connect with the people who appealed to them following the speed dating session.
You don’t want participants spending their two minutes trying to remember what you suggested they discuss or trying to look at a laptop screen or smartphone screen to remember.