Use of the cards in international or diverse groups

” I really like to use the cards in international or diverse groups, since pictures often express better than words what you want to say. Especially when you have participants in the room who are not so familiar with the language used, it works very well. Very often I start the day with the cards and let the participants tell something about themselves by using the pictures. For most of the participants the diversity of images triggers certain associations, memories or emotions. This makes the atmosphere more playful and alive.

It is also a great method for people who feel a bit insecure to speak in bigger groups. You’ve got something in your hand where you can “hold on to” and you do not necessarily need to use so many words, because the picture already tells part of the story.”

Verena Piper (Psychologist and intercultural Trainer)