Monday, March 22, 2010

Speed Friendshipping

This was my kind of game!  Loved it!

We played this at our Young Womens stake meeting last Thursday evening.  
(This is a semi-annual gathering we have as leaders of the YW in our church, to give us support and insight and help. For more info, go here.)

Picture 2 rows of chairs facing each other.  We each had one minute to ask anything we wanted to the woman across from us.  After one minute, all of us on the first row shifted to the next chair.  Then proceeded to interview the next one.  In about 15 minutes I got to know 15 different women (or was it 10 women, I didn't count)....I really did feel as though I knew them a little after that short amount of time.  

I don't usually like games, but this one was for me.  
Because like I always say, there is nothing more interesting than people.

I could have done this for hours.  

I think this would make a great game for any party.  Perhaps even a combined Young Women/Young Mens combined activity?  
No?  You don't think teenage boys would like this?

We were given this list of questions, just to give us ideas of what to ask:

In my next life, I think I would like to have a career as an interviewer.  
I love asking questions and listening to responses. 

Which brings me to a dream I have, that I would like to bring to life...more on that in a few days or so.   


Scrapally said...

I think everyone had fun. that was the plan! And to get to know people. In a regular setting you could do longer than one minute...and when you do it with boys and girls, it's called speed dating! :) Speed friendshipping is good too, I think it would be a fun RS activity too. thanks for coming!

Jill said...

I think I better go change the title to Speed Friendshipping...makes more sense! I agree, it would make a really fun RS activity.

grandmapeg said... would be great at this speed friendshipping because you love meeting new people and I believe you would know just the right questions to ask. Now that I'm in YW's again, I will have to keep this in mind for an activity. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Rozier said...

I'd love to play this game with every woman in my Relief Society. I know faces and some names, but I really don't know anything about them, their circumstances, their lives or their families. It was certainly be an ice-breaker. Susan

darlene said...

I'd like to play that game.

Natalie said...

Oh Jill, I'd love to sit across from you for at least an hour and pick your brain about raising sons, and life in general. I love reading your thoughts on things, but sometimes I wish we could just sit and chat=) I worry this game would just leave me wanting you said "there is nothing more interesting than people." I love that.

Jill said...

Natalie...Well if you are ever in very central Calif, you are welcome in our home. I'd love to talk to you too!

Lisa said...

Ms. Fly on the Wall. WE LOVE YOU. It's this side of you that makes your blog so popular. YOU LOVE PEOPLE, THEY KNOW IT & RESPOND to it by LOVING YOU BACK!

Valerie said...

Thanks for sharing this game. It sounds really fun. I'm collecting games for Girls' Night Out activities and this seems perfect.

Kris said...

This looks like a lot of fun! I need to print this off and will definitely be using it for an upcoming young women's activity!

Tiana said...

I feel the same as you- people are interesting! We just did this for our RS bday bash and the sisters loved it. I wrote about it on my blog if anyone would like to see how I decided to execute it.

W/a Smile, Tiana