20 Poll Ice Breaker Questions to ask in your next Presentation

01.01.20  •  #Icebreaker #Ideas #Presentation #Tutorial


Live polls are an ideal way to make a rousing start to your presentation or meeting, and to get your attendees' attention right from the beginning. Of course it is not always easy to create a suitable poll which can break the ice. That's why we've collected the best poll ideas and helpful tips for you to get started!

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Tips for your first icebreaker poll

  1. Create Polls that at least the majority of your attendees can participate in. Your audience should be interested and have an opinion on the question. Also, be sure to keep the result exciting and not to carry out too predictable polls. The icebreaker polls are most effective as an introduction to a presentation and should therefore fit to your topic as well as possible.
  2. Formulate the question and the answer options clear and understandable. Here, less is more! Also pay attention to the fact that the answer options should be easy to tell apart, especially in single-choice polls.
  3. Avoid problem areas and try to make your icebreaker poll as positive and motivating as possible.
  4. Make your poll more appealing by adding emoji or your own pictures, which additionally represent the answer options.
  5. Don't worry if you don't know your audience very well yet: You can still add new polls, even during the presentation.

Ready to conduct a poll? Choose from these four types of icebreaker polls and get started:

Funny Icebreaker poll questions to loosen up

Lighten your audience’s mood and start with a positive first impression.

If you could have one of these superpowers, which one would you choose?

Which Harry Potter house do you belong in?

If you could choose any age, to stay in for the rest of your life, which would it be?

If you could travel in time, what would you want to see?

Have you ever…

Informative icebreaker poll questions

Get to know your participants better and adapt your presentation accordingly.

Which languages do you speak? (multiple-choice)

What’s your level of understanding of the topic?

What is your current role?

How old are you?

Which technology trend will have the greatest impact on our industry over the next year?

How did you get here?

How are you feeling?

Describe your mood today

Why did you decide to join this event today?

Communicative icebreaker polls

Take the chance to get your participants, of small as well as large groups, in touch witch each other, for example in preparation for a workshop.

I’d like to meet someone from…

I know…

I believe/know that the person to my left… (multiple choice)

Create a poll to find out how well your participants already know each other. After that, according to the outcome of your poll, ask them to get to know each other.

Introductory icebreaker polls

Use live polls to introduce yourself or your company in a fun and engaging way. Prepare a few true statements about yourself, add some lies, then let your participants vote for the answer they believe to be true.

Which statement is true?

Which statement is true?

If you want to speed things up, you can rephrase the question like this:
Which of the following statements are true? (multiple-choice)

SlideLizard Templates

But wait! There is no need to remember all the cool poll ideas. SlideLizard is the best tool to conduct interactive surveys in your presentation. Moreover, it has already a lot of useful poll templates directly built in. Try SlideLizard for free.
Here is how you can use them in your presentations:

  1. In the SlideLizard Plugin click on Polls in the menu
  2. Click on Create from Template
  3. Choose one of the templates
  4. Optionally adapt the question or the answers to your presentation

About the author

Christoph Berghuber

Having realized the unexploited potential of many presentations of these days, Christoph especially uses his skills in logic an algorithms for finding creative solutions.

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