It's an opportunity for people to quickly meet a large number of people to potentially date.
Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.
Ask them to introduce themselves to the person sitting directly across the table.
They then have two minutes to learn about their team building partner.
Participants exchange names and contact information during the two minutes so that they can connect with the people who appealed to them following the speed dating session.
This speed meeting icebreaker provides a similar experience for participants at a training meeting or a team building session.
At the end of the two minutes, the people move to their next partner.
So, attendees meet a large number of people in a short period of time, The goal, of course, is to find one or more people with whom you'd like to spend more time on an actual date.
If nothing else they can exchange contact information and tell their partner what they do and what they enjoy.
When your participants don’t know each other, ask them to number off by one and two; half of your participants become ones and the second half become twos.
Plus, the speed meeting icebreaker enables your participants to succeed.
Even your shyest or most uncomfortable participant can manage to talk with another person for two minutes.
In a hotel conference room, you may have had the opportunity to set up pairs of chairs away from the training tables.