A great way to start a conversation in a group setting is to invite someone to “set up” the conversation – to summarize the talking points from the lesson in his or her own words. Here are some tips:
Tip #1: Keep it brief.
Don’t spend 30 minutes preaching to your group. Just summarize the talking points in 3-5 minutes. Your job is to get everyone on the same page and spark a meaningful group conversation.
Tip #2: Share your own insights or questions.
If something jumped out at you in the video or article, share it. Maybe it’s a personal observation or an illustration. Or you might want to challenge a talking point or ask a question. You’ve got the floor, so share away – but keep it brief.
Tip #3: Give it back to the discussion leader.
After you’ve done your part to summarize the talking points, you can breathe easy. Your group leaders will take it from there, helping the group tackle the discussion questions.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.