CHECK-IN

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PURPOSE

To connect with an entire audience.

OVERVIEW

The speaker is challenged to create a moment of connection with every audience member.

TEXT

At least two sentences, usually invented by the speaker.

Check-In

 

(Raising your hand.)

Can we all raise our hands? 

Okay, this is a tuning game

called “Check-In,” 

and when you feel I’ve really 

checked in with you, 

personally,

your hand goes down, okay?

My job

is to lower as many hands as possible. 

 

(Begin "checking-in.")

Notice we don’t call this “Eye Contact Game.” 

We call it Check-In. 

We use it to practice, not just 

seeing your audience, 

but connecting with them.

(Ad lib as needed, until all or most hands are down.)

Okay, who wants to try?

Demo This

Ad Lib

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TIP

With a larger group, it's smart to practice your "ad lib" in advance.

REFLECTION

“What did the speaker do that made you put your hand down?”

Now let's add the Mic Drop Challenge: when all the hands are down, see if you can finish with a power ending.