It's fun to hear the answers from your colleagues when they list their favorites. It embarrasses no one and the participants don't have to disclose deep, dark secrets. It lets you meet a large number of meeting participants in just a short amount of time. When participants know each other and work in different areas or departments, an ice breaker will break the ice that can occur between silos. This ice breaker was modeled on the concept of speed dating. Instead of using an artificial ice breaker, their ice breaker was a brainstorming session about the event. These ice breakers are fun and funny and while they may not introduce the topic of the meeting, they have their own place in the world of warming people up to hold discussions in meetings. These are the shining moments that people remember when the stars and sun seemed to align and they produced their best work, their finest moments, and their career successes. Why Use an Ice Breaker? The key is to keep it light so participants are comfortable sharing. They were quite the rage for awhile.