Audience participation ideas
OCTOBER 4, 2007
It's easy for people who are shy to sit back and wait for the more outgoing members to speak up. I've started meetings with icebreaker-type questions like, "What's the oldest item of clothing you're wearing?" What did you eat for breakfast, and who prepared it," and "If you found a dollar on the street, what would you buy with it?" Adults will go to great lengths to avoid embarrassing themselves, so it's important to cultivate trust and a safe environment.