Before reading that Medium post (loving Medium btw) I was also ignorant of this little gem of a concept. The idea is simple (aren't they always): ask meeting participants to write their responses to these three questions in one minute at the end:
- What was the big idea? (What was the most important thing you heard at the meeting?)
- What was your big surprise? (What was the thing you saw or heard that surprised you the most?)
- What’s your big question? (What’s the biggest unanswered question you have at this time?)
After a lesson on Unfamiliar Texts - a quick one minute written answer to those three questions.
The end of a meeting is the only time I haven't used it yet - purely because I don't chair any of the meetings I'm involved in. Certainly, though, I can see how it's a powerful strategy.
Do try it!