Thursday, February 18, 2016

25 Questions To Get Your Small Group Meeting Started With A Bang!

Small Group effectiveness is significantly impacted by the depth of relationships among the group members. Successful group leaders spend significant time facilitating "life-sharing" relationships. One of my recommendations for group leaders is that they set aside a portion of EVERY group meeting to spend time developing friendships.

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?

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