In this video, Bobby McFerrin embodies the five simple tips you can use to lure your audiences into participating. She writes:
- Start slow. Have people do one small activity before an activity that is longer or more complicated.
- Make sure it's always safe. Don't ask people to do anything they are not comfortable doing, especially at the beginning.
- Humor is good for making people relax, but don't make fun of people as a form of humor, or the entire audience will start to feel unsafe.
- Research shows that synchronicity bonds people together—when people do something together, such as clap, laugh, raise their hand to a question, it bonds the group. A bonded group feels safe, so ask your audience to do something all together and the group will bond.
- Be confident. If you are the leader people will follow you.