What's the Question?

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Method
Method category: 
Intent or purpose: 
To introduce people to each other.
Used as component of: 
Opening of a training, meeting or facilitated event.
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
11-25
Optimal amount of time needed: 
6 - 9 min.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Everyone knows each other's names and a little about them.
Level of participation: 
high
Ideal Conditions: 
informal atmosphere
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
Informal setting
Resources Needed: 
Whiteboard or Flipchart
Pre-Work Required: 
none
Procedures: 

<p>1. Facilitator writes some facts on the board. Example:<br>
purple<br>
16 months<br>
Japan<br>

2. Participants try to find the question that matches each fact.<br>
- purple - What's your favorite color? What color is your car? What color are your toenails?<br>
- 16 months - How long have you lived in this city? How old is your child? How long have you been married?<br>
- Japan - Where were you born? Where have you worked? Where are you going on vacation?<br>

3. When participants have discovered all of the questions, place them in small groups (3 - 4). Repeat 1 and 2.<br>

4. 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: 
Suggested by KHIL SUTARIA of Premier SEMINARS at http://akhil.go.to. Retrieved from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Training-Ideas/
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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