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Opening exercise that can be used in the beginning of a course or a meeting. The exercise is developed by Thiagi from India, and is described here in my words.
- To make the participants decide what they wish the outcome of the meeting to be.
- To make the participants talk together
- To get a picture of the expectations of the participants
This exercise fits the best in the beginning of a meeting
Paper and pens for everyone
Best suited for:
Groups of 6-100 people
How to get started:
- Ask everyone to pick a piece of paper and write three things down that they wishes for to obtain from the meeting or course.
- After 2-3 minutes, ask them to go out on the floor and find someone to talk to. They are now to greet each other and share their wishes. After 3-4 minutes, ask everyone to find a new person to talk to.
- Ask everyone to go back to their seats. Let them talk together in lesser groups of 2-6 persons (according to the way of seating). Give them 5 minutes to agree on which 3 wishes that are the most dominant.
- Take a round asking 3-4 groups what they have found out.
- Ask the groups to write down the top 3 expectations on blocks and showcase them on the wall.
- If you don’t have time for a debriefing, count to three and let everyone yell their biggest wish as loudly as possible.
- Eventually, ask the participants to describe their expectations for the meeting using their cell phone, their keys, something in their wallet or in their purse.
More info about this exercise:
Bo Krüger, Moving Minds, bo@movingmi...