To help your group learn everyone’s names and give a glimpse into personalities.
Ask the women in the room to think of an item that begins with the first letter of their first name. For example, if your name is “Angie,” you could say “apple” or “alphabet.” Give everyone no more than 10 seconds to think of their item. Then introduce yourself and announce your item, “I am Angie and I have an apple.”
Ask the next woman to introduce herself in the same way and then repeat the previous woman’s name and item: “My name is Nancy and I have a nut. This is Angie; she has an apple.”
Ask the third woman for her name and item and repeat all three, building the list as you go: Cheryl/candy, Nancy/nut, Angie/apple, etc… Do this for each woman in the room (or small group). If your group already knows each other’s names, add a twist so that women have to think of an item in a certain category such as spices, animals, clothing accessories or car parts.
Encourage women to do this as fast as possible and not to worry if they stumble or get tongue-tied – their partners in fun will help them out.
WM Note: Just be glad you didn’t have you memorize 99 names! Contestants in the USA National Memory Championship have to memorize 99 first and last names AND their faces in 15 minutes!
Submitted by Angela Kalnins, Las Vegas, NV