When I explain speed learning to the students, it is inevitable that one of them will say…is this like the learning version of speed dating, and the answer is, Yes!

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You might suggest topics that are appropriate for the two minutes they are allowed to spend with each person. Participants can tell their partner: Keep your suggested topics simple as two minutes is not a lot of time for both people to respond.

Write your suggested topics on a note card, a blackboard or a whiteboard or project them.

When your participants don’t know each other, ask them to number off by one and two; half of your participants become ones and the second half become twos.

Ask them to introduce themselves to the person sitting directly across the table.

Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.

At the end of the two minutes, the people move to their next partner.The main variation is in the content of the questions you suggest they answer.For people who know each other, these kinds of questions work.These responses are best heard by all participants including the facilitator.This is a quick and easy icebreaker that requires no preparation yet gets people involved with each other and moving around the room.While it is a loud activity with a ton of movement, I consider those all bonus moments for a dynamic learning environment.