Quick Reviews in 2 minutes

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Intent or purpose: 
This process is used when there is not much time left, but a review is nevertheless wanted or needed.
Used as component of: 
This process is used at the end of a group activity (or in between) in order to review the content or atmosphere in a quick and easy way in just two minutes.
Types of Participants: 
Any types of participants can be involved in this process.
Recommended size of group: 
Remarks about group size: 
The group can be of any size.
Optimal amount of time needed: 
The time needed is only two minutes.
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
The outcome is an overview of people's mood, energy level, experiences, wishes etc..
Level of participation: 
The level of participation is normal. The participants have to indicate and/or explain their mood, decision, expectations etc..
Ideal Conditions: 
There are no special conditions needed.
Potential Pitfalls: 
A problem could occur when the process takes longer than the concise estimated time. This could disturb the schedule.
How is success evaluated: 
the process is successful when the facilitator knows how the participants feel, and then uses it to plan the next steps, or workshops (e.g. an immediate break).
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
A special Facilitator-Client Relationship is not neccesary.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Not set
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
This is a easy method that can be practised by anyone.
Setting and Materials: 
No material is needed or recommended.
Resources Needed: 
There are no additional resources needed.
Pre-Work Required: 
There is no work that needs to be done beforehand.

Having only two minutes to review an activity, these exercises can help to keep things simple, say very little, and most importantly focus on the positive aspects.

1. Story telling in rounds

This is a fun communication exercise that requires concentration. the facilitator asks the group to tell a story about the last activity. This is done in turn, in which each person is only allowed to say one word, or a punctuation mark. This way the group has to listen to one another and work together in order to make the story work.

2. Three pictures (magic moments)

This exercise gives participants the opportunity to reflect the undergone activities for themselves. The facilitator asks the attenders to close their eyes (lay down etc.) and ask them to focus on something positive when hearing the following.
The participants are asked to "Picture three 'magic moments'
from the activity that they would like to remember.
Picture 1 is something that the person him- or herself did or said. [pause]
Picture 2 is something another person did or said. [pause]
Picture 3 should show a magic or good moment for the whole group. [pause]"
This exercise helps to recall the activity and to relax for a brief moment.

3. Three replays (Freeze, Frame or Clips)

In this exercise the facilitator asks the participants to replay/recreate moments that they wish were caught on camera (e.g. a funny moment, a success, surprise etc.). These replays can be done by one person, a pair or a small group, depending on the situation they want to reconstruct. These situations can be moments from exercise 2, or any moment that the participants consider memorable.

4. Positive feedback for individuals

The facilitator should ask the participants to name 2 good things about each person (and his/her behaviou) during the activity. In case a person gets no, or only little feedback the facilitator should have two, or more examples ready. This exercise boosts the participants' self-confidence and exalts the chances that the people learn form each others' examples.

5. Buddy time

The facilitator asks the participants to get together in pairs and to talk about a certain topic. This can be something funny, bad, successful etc. that happend during the activity, but should be something that gets people talking. Another option would be that the two persons working together give each other positive feedback. This can be done in turns, person 1 saying one statement about person 2, then the other way around, in order to guarantee a balance. The turns can be repeated until time is over.

How flexible is the process?: 
The process is very flexible, as it is not very time consuming, and can be used at the end, or in between a e.g. workshop.
Follow-Up Required: 
There is no follow-up requiered.
Roger Greenaway
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