Let Me Introduce You
The participants split into pairs. Everyone tells their partner some information about themselves. The other person listens carefully and tries to commit this information to memory. They then switch roles. The pairs are told at the beginning how much time they have (10 minutes at most). Everyone goes back in the circle for the plenary and each person introduces their partner to the rest of the group.
If the group is made up of people who mostly don’t know each other, and/or if the atmosphere is tense, people may find this exercise demanding. It is helpful to inform the group beforehand, before they talk in pairs, that their task will be to introduce each other to the rest of the group. In any case, this exercise should not be done at the very beginning of the introductory workshop. If some of the people in the group already know each other, this can turn into a fun exercise.