Speed dating ideas
The key is the first questions, which needs to be the toughest one, the one that everybody wants to know the answer for and the one that people gossip about. As the audience gasps and holds their breath at the audacity of me to ask the question everybody wants asked but nobody dares to.
Then, I keep on digging deeper with follow up questions that doesn’t let the boss off the hook but forces him/her to explain their actions and address the consequences.3.
Even though I did get a match, if anyone asks what I thought of the whole experience, I will inform them that I would not do it again as the men were there under false pretense, and certainly not with yourself as the Event Coordinator.” Clearly, my well-intended enthusiasm was not well received, despite the fact that this woman actually got a date out of it. Whether you speed date or slow date, you will likely get what you expect.
If you show up expecting a freak show, you will meet a sideshow act.
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This is when life takes a funny (in hindsight) turn, leaving me with too many men. And although the men were as friendly and talkative as I had hoped they would be, the majority of them thought it appropriate to tell their dates that they were attending for free. Let me tell you, the women had a hard time seeing my side of this story. I was a fan of the eight-minute date because that is what worked for me.
Example of some of these questions are: The answers to these questions are often fun and more importantly very revealing what the person is about and provides a great2.
Hard Talk One of my favorite and often the most impactful team building activities is HARDtalk in which the leader of the team is exposed to hard hitting questions.
Life Line This team building activity is similar to the mask exercises since it requires people to share their ‘life-line’ and specifically the events in the past that have shaped them today.
It requires significant introspection and for some people past events can be of a traumatic nature; they might have issues thinking of them, let alone sharing them.5.
Mask Exercise This exercise asks participants to draw one of the mask they wear.