Creative questions are one of the most productive tools you can use to encourage group members to talk about themselves. Sometimes, a good question will launch a group down a road of laughter, tears, hugs and incredibly deepened relationships.
I came across the following questions on Pinterest (don't judge me). They were originally designed for a Toastmasters meeting, but many of the would work well in a small group setting. You know your group, so you know which of these would be ideal for launching a meeting. Chew the meat, spit out the bones.
My favorites are:
- If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
- What's something you know you do differently than everybody else?
- How come the things that make you happy don't make everyone happy?
- If we learn from our mistakes, why are we so afraid to make mistakes?