Toasty’s How: Get people to talk about a topic you set

Toasty’s How is a series on what you can do with Toasty to achieve your goals.

What it means to you:

  • When you have more than 10 people at your event, it is already impossible for you to ensure that everyone is staying on the topic of the event.
  • Toasty gets rid of the boring chit chat and lets you add structure to your event by getting everyone to talk and discuss on topics set by you
  • Toasty makes sure no one is dominating a conversation and everyone has a chance to share

Examples:

If you’re running an event on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion, you want everyone to share their views on this topic.

With Toasty, you can set up Conversation Cards and Who Said That, two activities that you can get each small group to engage in after forming groups.

How to use Conversation Cards

  • If you choose to get people into groups of 4 people
  • You can customize 4 questions on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion and set a time limit of 3 minutes.
  • When you kick off this activity, Toasty will prompt each group member one by one:
  • “Janice. You have 3 minutes. Talk about what it means to have diversity and inclusion at the workplace”
  • “David. You have 3 minutes. Share one tip to change the workplace culture to have more diversity and inclusion.”

Imagine you have 60 people at your event, 15 groups of 4 people are formed. Every group will be talking about the 4 questions you set beforehand.

How to use Who Said That

  • If you choose to get people into groups of 4 people
  • You can customize 4 questions on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion. Who Said That is designed to work well with questions that prompt short answers.
  • When you kick off this activity, Toasty will prompt everyone in the group at once:
  • Toasty will ask everyone, “What’s your first reaction when you hear  the word diversity?”
  • Everyone will enter their answers individually on their mobile phones.
  • Then Toasty will ask everyone, “I feel that it is much needed and I want to play a part” – who said that? 4 choices show up [David][Michelle][John][Janice]
  • Everyone makes a guess and earns points if they get it correctly

Imagine you have 24 people at your event, 6 groups of 4 people are formed. Every group will be learning about each other’s views on the exact topic of the day.

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