We decided to do Extempore as a group. Rakesh started of by giving a great 2 minute Extempore speech. Then, I used my “powers” as a coordinator to somewhat shift the activity to a group story creating activity. We all stood in a circle and created a story, each person sharing one sentence. The story was created, almost from thin air! The story was about a Bear who came to city to work in a circus. Then the Bear went back into the forest and was eaten by a Tiger. I am missing details, but that’s the gist! What did we learn? Active Listening & Present Mind is very important for communication.
We then did the “CHANGE” game, that is like networking. Make pairs, get to know your partner and when the facilitator yells “CHANGE”, you talk to someone else. It was a great a way to get everyone talking and learning about each other. What did we learn? We are social creatures after all!