Intention: creating familiarity, creating group connection.
We begin our interaction from the room’s entrance by saying hello and calling everyone by their name.
The act of speaking your own name serves as an invitation for connection.
Playing with the sounds of saying hello awakens interest and creates joy. We make it fun by playing with different ways of saying hello and paying attention to how people react.
As the game progresses, we add more physical movements and play with the distance between us and the audience, getting closer or moving farther away based on their reactions.
It’s important to know everyone’s names for this to work.
We usually begin with waving hands, doing it slowly and clearly to communicate our message. The game evolves based on the audience’s response – if they react positively, we make it more exciting, and if there’s a negative reaction, we tone it down.