If you’re looking for a new “getting to know you” exercise at the beginning of an event or conference, you might want to try this simple question-based partner activity author Mike Robbins had the audience do at Wisdom 2.0:
Pair up with someone you don’t know (or don’t know very well).
Then take turns answering the following question out loud to your partner for one minute (and then switch):
What do you appreciate about yourself?
Saying “I appreciate that I…” over and over again for a minute can be a challenge, but it’s a good exercise in authentically recognizing that you do actually have things you appreciate about yourself…and it has the added bonus of inspiring the person you are completing the exercise with to get curious and ask you more questions to get to know you better.