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Intent or purpose: 
To energize a large group of people. in a fun way,
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
1 - 2 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
Group sits in chairs facing you. You stand in front;
Procedures: 

<b>Instructions;</b><br><br> "First, let's make sure you can stand up and sit down comfortably at your seat. Try standing up and sitting down. All clear? I'm going to ask a series of questions, each beginning with the phrase ?Who here..." If you can answer yes to a question, stand up and sit down. If you can't answer yes, stay seated. For example, "who here owns a cat?" If you own a cat you would pop up and down. If not, do nothing." <br><br>
Ask questions of the group (which you can make up before hand). You can include questions relevant to the group (i.e.: Who has worked here more than 5 years, who understands the new regulations) as well as fun ones. I end with an energizing statement that all can stand up for. Here are some examples of what I toss into the mix. <br><br>
Who here: <br>
a... has a dog? a cat? both a dog & a cat? <br>
b... takes the newspaper from the middle of the stack?<br>
c... likes to skinny dip? <br>
d... wears pajamas to sleep?<br>
e? has ever pretended to be asleep? <br>
f... has piloted an airplane?<br>
g... has been to Asia? <br>
h... had a nickname as a kid?<br>
i... likes to sing in the shower? <br>
j... likes to sing anytime, anywhere? <br>
k... is pumped up and ready to have a great day?!!!! <br>

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
None
Background
Developer: 
Izzy Gesell
History of Development: 

Presented on Group Facilitation Listserve at http://www.izzyg.com

References: 
Izzy Gesell MSEd, CSP, Organizational Alchemist email:izzy@izzyg.com, www.izzyg.com
License Model: 
Open
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