Playing a series of fun, interactive name-games is one of the most useful ways to help your group, especially people who don’t know each other, to learn names.
The fun helps people engage with others, and the interaction provides ample opportunities for names to be mentioned, exchanged, reinforced and remembered.
Socially, learning names is one of the most important skills one can learn. We often marvel at someone who can recall the name of someone they have not seen for a long time. And while some people have a gift for remembering names, most do not – it’s a skill that needs to be practised.
When structuring a program, particularly for a group of strangers, consider these principles:
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Series of fun, engaging & random ways to mix people.
Creative & numerical strategy to get to know people.
A creative, interactive use for name-tags.
Simple ice-breaker to connect group members to others.
Exciting get-to-know-you name-game for large groups.
Fun ice-breaker that offers a sweet incentive to mix.
Ice-breaker that invites people to playfully mix & mingle.
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