- Ask the group to form a circle, so everyone can both see and hear what is going on.
- Give a participant a randomly chosen Dialoogle Magnum card and ask them to tell a coherent story based on the image.
- The story should include the most basic elements of a presentation: Introduction – assertion – proof – example – imagined objections (“some of you may think that…”) – and conclusion.
- If the participant’s presentation halts, you may help them by asking on of these basic elements:
“What would you like to talk about today?”
“What would you like to convince us of?”
“Can you give us an example of…?”
“Could you imagine that…?”
“Can you sum up why…?”
- If the participant doesn’t involve their audience, you may inspire them to do so with questions like:
“Maybe some of the others can mention other reasons for…”
“Can any of you think of other good examples?”
“Others may have thought about…”
“Could there be other objections to…?”
- Repeat the exercise until all participants have told a story based on a random picture card.
You can also divide the presentation among the participants, so that one participant is responsible for presenting the introduction, another participant presents the assertion etc.