35 of the best icebreaker polling questions

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Ben Waugh
by Ben Waugh
35 of the best icebreaker polling questions
If you're running a meeting, conference or a lecture, then you will know how difficult it can be to kick things off! Getting everyone engaged from the off is a challenge, but if you get it right, it can really help set the tone for the rest of the session. Even if everyone is on time and is ready to talk, there's a good chance they'll end up sitting around awkwardly waiting for something special to get their attention. And that's where icebreaker polling questions come in. They're one of the best ways to help get people talking and create an instant connection between everyone. 

There's plenty of ways you can use icebreaker polls to increase engagement, feedback, collaboration and ideas. That's why we've put together 35 of the best types of icebreaker polls for you to be inspired and to give them a go yourself! 

 Best icebreaker word cloud polls 

A great icebreaker poll type is a live word cloud. Word clouds are a great visual spectacle and for increasing camaderie from the off, as all audience participants have their inputs collated together to form a pretty word cloud graphic. Open-ended questions that don't have one or two answers are great for word clouds as it means you will have a variety of responses from your audience. Here's some types of questiosn that work great for word clouds to spark a range of different audience responses and to collate meaningful data too! 

1. Where are you joining from today? 

Where you located live word cloud

2. Using an emoji, how are you feeling right now? 

emoji live word cloud poll

3. What's the best vacation you've ever been on?

4. Who's the most interesting person you know?

5. What is your favourite animal? 

live word cloud poll icebreaker favourite animal

6. What's your biggest pet peeve?

7. What's your favourite book?

8. Who is your favourite celebrity?

9. What's your favourite food?

10. What skill have you learnt recently?

live word cloud poll new skill

11. What should we do on our next social event? 

live word cloud poll next team meeting

12. What do you like for breakfast?

13. What TV shows are you currently watching? 

14. How would you spend a million dollars?

15. What boosts your wellbeing? 

What boosts wellbeing - live word cloud poll

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Icebreakers: Pin on image polls

Pin on image polls can be used for feedback based questions or as a bit of fun to quiz type questions. Typically users like to run multiple choice, text or word cloud polls for icebreakers but these polls are great for getting audiences to think and be really involved. As these are visual polls, you will need to think of a question that works for an image. Topics like geography and science work really well for this type of poll, but any quiz or feedback type question that involves an image can work just as well. Here are some questions that work great for pin on image polls for icebreakers. 

16. Which country do you want to travel to? 

17. Spot the difference between these two images? 

18. Social Media Icons: What social platform takes up most of your time?

19. What's your perfect tea colour from this image? 

20. Which country have you visited most? 

Icebreakers: Multiple choice polls

Multiple choice polls are the most popular polling types for feedback and quizzes. They're also great for icebreakers too! They also very easy as a starting point for presenters and audiences as you can give multiple choices for a participant to select and it's easy as clicking a button! Here are some mutiple choice questions that can work well for icebreakers in both meetings and classes. 

21. What is the fastest animal in the world? 

22. What's the best movie genres?

23. What's your favourite season? 

24. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

25. True or False: We have over 15 business partner organisations?

Icebreakers: Text based polls

Text based polls are an effective way to get feedback from your audience and spark interaction at the start of your sessions. You can use them as a way to ask questions that you want to know the answer to or to spark interactivity. Here are some questions that work great for text based polls for icebreakers:

26. What's the coolest thing you've ever done?

27. What is chorophobia the fear of? 

Text based polling

28. What was the best job you ever had? The worst?

29. What's your spirit animal and why?

30. If you were cast in a movie, what movie star would play you?

Icebreakers: Numeric polls

Numeric polls is a creative poll type for getting participants to interact and be engaged with your presentation by entering a numeric value. They're also useful for quizzing them on things you've already discussed in a previous class or a meeting, which is why we've created this list of icebreakers that work well with numeric polls.

31. What year did the internet start? 

Numeric polling
32. How many jelly beans are in this jar? 

33. If you could be one age for the rest of your life on earth, what age would you be?

34. What % of human body is water?

35. What date was the University founded? 

Try an icebreaker poll today!

Vevox has a generous free account to try live polling in your sessions. Start by signing up to Vevox, choosing your live polling type (multiple choice being the most common poll type to start with) and enter in your question of choice. Vevox also has polling templates and an AI quiz tool that can create polling questions in seconds based on a couple of words. So if you're lacking inspiration then not to worry... our AI assistant can help you produce ready to run polls in seconds! 

So, don't let your audience wait for something special to happen. Kickstart your meetings or classes with icebreaker polls to make it truly memorable! Sign up for free below today. 

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