Even your shyest or most uncomfortable participant can manage to talk with another person for two minutes.
If nothing else they can exchange contact information and tell their partner what they do and what they enjoy.
Sometimes, however, your room setup won't allow this.
Ask all of the people who are ones to introduce themselves to the person sitting directly across the table who is numbered a two.
This speed meeting icebreaker can work well for groups of co-workers, friends, or club members.
The main variation is in the content of the questions you suggest the answer.
The one question to shy away from asking is what they hope to attain from attending the session.
When participants know each other these responses are best heard by all participants including the facilitator.