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Networking with a Twist Icebreaker Template

Get connections happening fast by asking simple but meaningful questions—and then throwing in a twist.

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What is Networking with a Twist? 😁

In this icebreaker activity, you’ll ask the group to come up with ideas for a great icebreaker question for strangers to create meaningful connections.

Once the group votes on their favorite questions, you’ll send them into several rounds of breakout groups to answer those questions.

How it works

Launch an open-ended, anonymous poll and allow for voting. The poll question is: "What would you ask a stranger to create a meaningful connection, fast?"

Invite everyone to vote for their preferred questions. Close the poll and take note of the 3 questions with the most votes.

Next, create breakout rooms of 3 participants, and give them 5 min. each round to answer one of the questions.

We recommend doing a max of 3 rounds in total. Each round comes with a new question from the poll you just did. Don't forget to reshuffle the participants before opening the breakouts again.

Once the time is up, participants will land back in the main room. Ask your participants how it was and let them share a couple of insights or things that most surprised them.

About the creator

Anamaria Dorgo is the Head of Community at Butter. Her mission is to create a space where facilitators, workshoppers, trainers, design thinkers, and innovation and strategy consultants can team up, share best practices, tackle challenges collectively, and accelerate their careers together with like-minded people. 🙌


11-30 mins

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