Need to break the ice in a professional setting? Discover our curated collection of ice breaker questions tailored for networking events and business interactions.
Start with a question that is open-ended and encourages conversation. Ask questions that are relevant to the situation and that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. Focus on positive topics and avoid controversial or sensitive topics.
Make sure the questions are appropriate for the situation and the people you are speaking with. Listen to the answers and ask follow-up questions to keep the conversation going. Show genuine interest in the answers and be prepared to share something about yourself as well.
Examples of professional ice breaker questions include: “What do you like most about your job?”, “What do you think are the biggest challenges facing our industry?”, “What do you think are the most important qualities for success in this role?”, and “What do you think sets our company apart from the competition?”