Fun icebreakers questions, music and video for your meetings


Set the mood for your retrospectives using Icebreakers

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

Using Icebreakers to improve team culture

Getting the most out of your retrospective meetings requires a strong team culture.

When building a strong team culture, it is 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 wish to use to put people at ease is the use of icebreakers.

Icebreakers are simply techniques to clear any awkwardness that might naturally occur within teams, especially in teams with new members. Icebreakers can also help to promote a more positive and collaborative working culture.

Icebreaker questions

Perhaps the most known icebreaker technique is to ask interesting questions that give participants the opportunity to answer in such a way that lightens peoples' moods, and reveals something about their personality.

We even created Icebreaker Bot to help you create your own endless supply of new and original icebreaker questions on a topic of your choice.

100+ fun icebreaker questions

Icebreaker Music & Video

Another 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 in-app 'Icebreakers' 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 Icebreakers however best works with your team.

How to share music or videos using Icebreakers

Icebreakers 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 › Icebreaker, 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 Icebreakers with your team! 🎵📽🍿

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