Well, maybe Danese was doing some psycho-calisthenics behind my back, but the few times
I've done it with her, the only direction she made was to notice a few times that
people were continuing to speak longer than they ought. But y'know, a panel can do the
same thing, so no magic wand necessary.
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Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] "Ask the Developers" panel at Wikimania
On 01.08.2011 15:50, Russell N. Nelson - rnnelson wrote:
Fish bowl is easy. You have two concentric circles of
chairs. The inner
circle are the people speaking. When someone in the inner circle has spoken
their piece, they get up, and somebody from the outer circle can move in.
Less pressure on the speakers to say something. If you have nothing sensible
to say, you get up!
yea, the mechanics are easy enough, but i have the impression that you need to
have a bit of experience to actually make it work. especially if the outer
circle is 50 people - or 200, who knows. Also, we'll probably not be able to
change the room layout too much, so circles may not be possible at all. I'll ask
dror about that if i see him tonight.
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