Draw Toast

Interviewing, hiring, or meeting someone for the first time? Learn a ton about them without having to ask a single question using this simple, yet effective exercise.

How to facilitate:

  1. Hand everyone participating a blank sheet of paper and a sharpie
  2. In 3 minutes, have them Illustrate how to make toast.
  3. Have them walk the group through how they make toast.
  4. Capture and share back any observations.

The Takeaway:

By having someone illustrate how they make toast you can learn a lot about them:

  • •  their creative confidence in picking up a marker and participating
  • •  their skills as a visual communicator (sketching)
  • •  their short-term memory capacity; the average person would record 3-5 steps in any process.
  • •  are they a functional or emotional decision-maker? (did they “feel hungry?” or are they right down to “take bread out of bag. insert.”
  • •  their capacity to think laterally.
  • •  maybe a personal preference or anecdote about them based on what they love on their toast 😉

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