You are organizing an event and want to get people to meddle in a division?
Place drinks and plates on one side, food and cups on the other.
You see what you did there? You separated the food from the plates and the cups from the drinks. This simple trick of getting people moving to get their bases will get them to mingle, at least a little bit.
It works if you have to mix two distinct groups of people, or if you have a physical divide in an event space that you want to link, or if you are hosting two groups and you need that they do not band together with their friends . .
Now, be ready. It will seem embarrassing for people. They will say that you are stupid to have it presented this way. Smile and remember that your goal is bigger: create a community.
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About Becky McCray
Becky launched Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share stories and ideas of building businesses and rural communities with other small businessmen. She and her husband own an Alva, Oklahoma liquor store and a small ranch nearby. Becky is an international speaker on small business.
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