Paired Intros

By Ashraf Al Shafaki

Procedure

  1. Ask participants to stand up or sit down in pairs.
  2. One of the participants from each pair introduces himself/herself to his/her partner.
  3. The other participant in each pair introduces himself/herself to his/her partner.
  4. Use go round to ask each participant to introduce his/her partner.

Questions

Each participant asks his/her partner to introduce himself/herself by asking him/her the following questions:

  • What is your name?
  • What is your job/education?
  • What is your favorite activity or hobby?
  • What is something you love most in life?
  • Tell me more about your background and interests.

Benefits

  • Helps break the ice.
  • Makes training fun.
  • Helps build participant-participant bonds.
  • Opens up communication channels between participants.
  • Creates a welcoming and exhilarating atmosphere in he training room.
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