YOU DONíT KNOW: Tape a blank piece of paper
(poster board - kind of like a billboard over the
personís head) on everyoneís back.
The members are to write a compliment or positive
comment on everyoneís back.
At the end of the session, explain that a lot
of times we tend to give compliments behind someoneís
back and it is not very often that we actually say
these things to peopleís faces.
We sometimes take for granted the positive
aspects of others. If you wish, you may also explain that criticisms often are
given behind otherís backs as well, and that it may
be more effective if they go to the person, instead
of others. Have
the group members pair up with someone they would
like to get to know better and remove the paper from
each otherís backs.
They should then explain to that person why
they would like to get to know him/her better.