Everyone is a Liar (Two truths and one lie)

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#ice breaker #cat: warm ups
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Starting a meeting or after a break in a group where participants don't know each other or don't know much about each other

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Goal

To help everyone to learn names and personal/professional information

Attachments

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Materials

  • flipchart and marker pen
  • notes paper, pens for each participant

Instructions

Before

Setting: comfortable and informal seating

During

1. Facilitator writes three statements on the board. Two statements are true, and one is a lie. Example:

  • I have been teaching for 10 years.
  • I have a pet cat called, "Mini"
  • I lived in Rome for a year.

2. Invite participants to ask "lie detector" questions to get information in order to determine which statement is false. For example:

  • Teaching - Where have you taught? What have you taught? What year did you start?
  • Pet - How old is Mini? What does Mini eat? Where do you keep Mini?
  • Rome - Where did you live in Rome? What language was spoken in Rome?

3. Participants vote on which statement is a lie. Reveal which are truths and which are lies.

4. Place participants in small groups (3 or 4 works well). Small groups repeat steps 1 - 3, individuals write down their truths and lie on paper first, then share one by one while others ask questions, vote on which statement is a lie.

5. Have participants introduce each other to the large group.


After

Usual or Expected Outcomes: People know each other's names and some personal aspects of their lives

Potential pitfalls: groups who don't like the idea of "lying" have a difficult time with this.

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  • see alternative instructions under "2 truths & one lie"

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