saulius comments on A lesson from an EA weekend in London: pairing people up to talk 1 on 1 for 30 mins seems to be very useful - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: saulius  (EA Profile) 13 June 2018 07:24:22PM 0 points [-]

oh, I didn't notice that there was a question about circling as well. There are circling meetups where I did circling with strangers and it was great. So it's not necessary to be close with people before, though the experience is quite different if you are. I imagine that many people will find circling awkward no matter what but in this case I think we simply did not have enough time to get into it. We only allocated 1 hour for it (and I'm not sure even that is enough) and then we decided to do it in the park but walking to the park took much more time than expected. It was the lowest rated activity (3.7) but I didn't include it in the table of the article because I believe that it wasn't given a fair chance.