Five Things is a fun networking activity you can do in person or online. Networking isn’t everyone’s cup of tea because it can be challenging to get the conversation rolling. Providing a simple task for the group provides an immediate topic of discussion which removes the uncomfortableness about what to say first.
Below are the instructions for Five Things that will work in person or in online groups of all sizes. If online, you will need to use a platform, such as Zoom that allows for breakout rooms.
Providing light structure while networking takes away the awkward pressure of making conversation with someone you may not know at all. Five Things is a fun networking activity that connects people on their commonalities and opens the door to follow-up conversations later as well.
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams and Forward, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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