Ice Breakers - add music and video to your next retrospective


Set the mood for your retrospectives using Ice Breakers

Setting the right mood during a retrospective meeting can make a big difference to the quality of your discussion and its outcomes.

First and foremost it's important to cultivate a 'psychologically safe' environment where people feel comfortable sharing their honest views without any risk of repercussions to themselves. One technique you may have overlooked to put people at ease is the use of ice-breakers.

Ice-breakers come in several forms. Ice Breaker Questions are a popular choice (be sure to check out our AI-generated questions!). One other format we have found to be particularly conducive to fostering discussion and a shared sense of experience is the use of music.

We designed our 'Ice Breakers' feature to do just that – to make it simple for you to share music or videos with all participants of your retrospective. Whether it's sharing a quirky video on YouTube to spark discussion, or sharing your favourite playlist on Spotify while collecting feedback, you're free to use Ice Breakers however best works with your team.

How to share music or videos using Ice Breakers

Ice Breakers can be broadcast to all participants from the Facilitator's menu inside a retro board. You'll need to be a designated Facilitator to access this menu.

To share music or video, follow these steps:

  1. From inside your retro board navigate to: Facilitator menu › Ice Breaker, then paste your media link, as per the picture below:

  1. Then, click Start Broadcast to share with all participants.

Spotify

  1. From inside Spotify, find the song, artist, album or playlist you'd like to share.
  2. Click the "..." button
  3. Select "Share"
  4. Select "Copy Song Link", or "Copy Album Link"

YouTube

  1. Find the video on YouTube you wish to share.
  2. On selected video page, click "Share"
  3. Copy Link

SoundCloud

  1. Find the track you'd like to share inside SoundCloud.
  2. Click "..."
  3. Select "Share"
  4. Copy Link

Facebook

  1. Inside Facebook, find the video that you'd like to share.
  2. On the selected video page, click "Share"
  3. Copy Link

Mixcloud

  1. Find the mix you'd like to share.
  2. On the selected track, click "Share"
  3. Copy Link

Vimeo

  1. Find the video that you'd like to share inside Vimeo.
  2. On the selected video, click "Share"
  3. Copy Link

DailyMotion

  1. Find the video that you're like to share in DailyMotion.
  2. On the selected video, click "Share"
  3. Copy Link


We hope you enjoy using Ice Breakers with your team! 🎵📽🍿

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