Gayan Rajapaksha

Two Truth & One Lie (Online)

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This exercise is ideal for a team whose members don't know one another very well but can make it difficult to apply for a group with well known people. It provides an informal platform for individuals to share personal information and build trust.

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Goal

Get to know the team members well.

Improve trust among team members.

Instructions

  • Ask participants to write down 3 things about themselves out of 2 should be correct and other one should be wrong.
  • Make sure the statements are not easy to guess (e.g. I am a girl/ boy, I am fat/ tall). Find something uncommon.
  • Facilitator can provide an example if needed.
  • If the team is small (<20) ask each participant to to share their statements in the chat, or verbally. (one by one) 
  • Ask the group to guess the lie and count the number of responses to both sides.
  • Ask the one who presented to reveal their lie.
  • If the group is bigger break the participation in to smaller groups of 4-6 people in breakout rooms and ask them to do the steps within their teams and share few of them in the plenary before the debrief.

Debrief

  • What did you learn from the activity?
  • How did you feel when others guess your statements.?
  • How easy or difficult it was to tell something uncommon about yourself?

Approach

  • Group Discussion (Think, Pair, Share)

Tools

  • Zoom Breakout rooms


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