Introducing Your Character

Introducing Your Character

Social Schmoozing Review

Work Time

At the beginning of any convention, it’s important to spend some time making the rounds and getting to know other participants. Your job for today is to talk to as many different characters as possible, getting to know their backgrounds, beliefs, and opinions, and sharing your own.

  • Part 1: Brainstorm questions . With your group, think of questions to ask the other characters.
  • Part 2: Schmooze and chat . Then mingle with your classmates, meeting as many different characters as you can. Choose two or three questions to ask each character you meet and listen carefully to their answers.

Questions Brainstorm

Work Time

work time Questions Brainstorm

  • With your group, brainstorm questions for other characters in each of the following categories.
    • Family background
    • Political beliefs
    • Life struggles
    • Current events
    • Dreams and goals
    • My American Dream . . .
  • Write them down and make sure all group members have a copy.
  • Then generate a list of questions you think other students might ask your character. Make sure you, acting as your character, can answer the questions your classmates might pose.

Open Notebook

Character Mixer

Work Time

  • Put on your nametag and mingle as your character, asking questions, taking notes, and listening carefully to your classmates’ responses.

Open Notebook

Group Strategy Session

Closing

  • Return to your group and strategize. What final steps does each group member need to accomplish?

Final Presentation Prep

Homework

  • Finish any tasks you still have to complete for your presentation.