Everyone is a Lier

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Method
Method category: 
Intent or purpose: 
an icebreaker helps everyone to learn names and personal/professional information.
Used as component of: 
Starting a meeting or after a break
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
11-25
Optimal amount of time needed: 
6 - 9 min.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
People know each other's names and some personal aspects of their lives
Level of participation: 
high
Ideal Conditions: 
Groups who don't know a lot about each other.
Potential Pitfalls: 
groups who don't like the idea of "lying" have a difficult time with this.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
The facilitator needs to be comfortable with the method
Setting and Materials: 
comfortable and informal seating
Resources Needed: 
white board or flip chart
Pre-Work Required: 
none
Procedures: 

<p>1. Facilitator writes three statements on the board. Two statements are true, and one is a lie. Example:<br>
- I have been teaching for 10 years.<br>
I have a pet cat called, "Mini"<br>
I lived in Rome for a year.<br>
2. Participants ask "lie detector" questions to get further information, in order to determine which statement is false. For example:<br>

- Teaching - Where have you taught? What have you taught? What year did you start?<br>
- Pet - How old is Mini? What does Mini eat? Where do you keep Mini?<br>
Rome - Where did you live in Rome? What language was spoken in Rome?<br>
3. Participants vote on which statement is a lie. Reveal which are truths and which are lies.<br>
4. Place participants in small groups (3 or 4 works well). Small groups repeat steps 1 - 3. <br>
5. Have participants introduce each other to the large group.</br></p>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
none
Background
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unknown
Derived from: 
unknown
History of Development: 

unknown

References: 
Shared by KHIL SUTARIA of Premier SEMINARS Improving the Quality of Lives at http://akhil.go.to Found on Training Ideas Listserve at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Training-Ideas/
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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