- paper and pens
Types of participants: Open, creative, playful
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: Facilitator instructs participants, but may also take part in the exercise.
Facilitator personality fit: Creative, explanatory, supportive
1. The facilitator asks all participants to write three statements about themselves on a piece of paper. Two of those are the truth, while one is a lie. Participants should not reveal the lie at this stage. Possible statements:
- I was raised in the USA.
- I have 7 siblings.
- My father was an astronaut.
2. The participants walk around in the room and share their statements with the others and try to convince other participants of the truth of their statements. They should also try to guess other people's lies.
3. The group reassembles and one participants begins by reading out his or her statements. After each statement the other participants are asked to raise their hand if they belief it is a lie. Afterwards, the person in question reveals which one statement is the lie. The process continues with the next participant until all have presented their statements.
Usual or Expected Outcomes: People feel at ease and fit and can continue with the essential workshop.
Potential pitfalls: Participants might not be at ease when exposing themselves to the attention of the whole group.
How success is evaluated: The workshop participants feel energized and are ready to continue with the essential workshop.
Alternative name: 2 truths & a lie