Top 10 Conversation Icebreakers

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6. Play games

Play games

If you happen to be the host of a party or an event, then the perfect way to eliminate the awkward silence nobody enjoys is to get your guests involved in fun games. Even though everyone will most likely find the idea ridiculous (and they will probably hate you for a short while), it is one of the best ways to get your guests to start talking to each other. Since you broke the ice for them, soon you will notice that the discussion is no longer only about the game.


7. Ask your interlocutor about his/her favorite season

Favorite season

Let’s say that you are invited to a barbecue party and you notice that somebody you would like to talk to is experiencing discomfort because of the heat. If you are really interested in that person, then the perfect way to break the ice is to ask that person about their favorite season. Essentially, you will not only find out the response, but you can be certain that the conversation will get going naturally considering that people also think about various activities they enjoy doing during that season.


8. Make a comment regarding the surroundings

Make a comment regarding the surroundings

In the eventuality that the party or event takes places in an impressive ambience, then one efficient way to break the ice and start a conversation with somebody whom you are interested in comprises of making a comment regarding the surroundings. More often than not, a simple comment on the finesse of the interior design or a witty remark about the focal point of the room is enough to initiate a conversation.


9. Talk about movies

Talk about movies

Similar to talking about music, asking somebody about their favorite genre, actor, the last movie they saw or their impressions of the movie they just watched is a good way to get a conversation going. Just make sure the settings are appropriate.


10. Come clean and admit the awkward silence

Come clean and admit the awkward silence

It happens to the best of us: after the introductions and small chitchat, we found ourselves in the embarrassing and uncomfortable situations when everyone stops talking and the entire room is draped in an awkward silence. The best thing you can do in this case is make your interlocutors aware of the silence and propose something silly like talking about the weather. Discussing the weather is an excellent way of finding and bringing various new topics into discussion.


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