Comments on: Use pair share to quickly improve your conference sessions Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:22:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: Yohai Rosen Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:50:00 +0000 In reply to Adrian Segar.


By: Adrian Segar Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:05:00 +0000 In reply to Yohai Rosen.

Hi Yohai. I and many others have been using pair share for years. I’ve never had a problem getting participation, though it’s good to make it clear before participatory work that people are free to sit out any exercise.

As the post mentions, you can use appropriate pair share frequently throughout a session. You can start and end a session with pair share (see my post on the “fishbowl sandwich”).

In my book “The Power of Participation”, there’s a chapter on pair share that goes into more detail.

By: Yohai Rosen Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:32:00 +0000 Great Idea. From your experience, would participants be open to this?
Do you set a specific time for this as a part of the session or would you leave it to happen naturally after the talk is over?