I thought the chat might become too chaotic, but, to my surprise, everyone was exchanging back stories, lol’ing each other, and having what seemed to be a good time (I even met another teacher from my motherland, Costa Rica…a rarity! The Experiment The great Tracie Cain (@Tracie GCain) and I had the opportunity to implement speed dating in person, during a Ponder ISD PD session.
None of us could have made this work without the others. Use this time to speak with our speed dating event experts about hosting your singles event and tips for success.Let’s assume a positive presupposition: people will like something they hear.Running with this assumption, it will be useful for participants to make contact cards with their a) names b) twitter handles c) email addresses d) blog sites and so on.This can be anything from a review for a test, to favorite ed apps, to simply a “how do you do” social exchange. Here’s the How To: 1) To Begin: The entire point of speed dating is to quickly sift sensory input to make a decision on what you do or don’t like within a super fast context.
This forces participants to think and speak concisely and listen with intent.
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If you like what you hear a more in depth discussion can be had after the rounds during the “smack down”.
Whatever topic you’re covering, keep in mind that your staff or students will be spending approximately 3 minutes per person during the “speed dating” exchange. Speed dating is a setup meant to facilitate a quick exchange of information in order to sift what you like and what you don’t like.
This builds anticipation & keeps the momentum moving forward all the way through the entire process. As they rotate through the group, they will write notes to help them remember what was discussed and where their interest level was.