Seems logical enough to write it that way in the leader’s guide. But when facilitators do it that way, they waste time regaining the attention of chattering participants.
A simple and easy fix: save the group formation for after your activity description. All that remains at that point is for the facilitator to shout out the start time.
Just for Fun
What a difference punctuation makes
Apples, oranges, and pears. When creating a series like this, some writers omit the second comma (after oranges).
This so-called Oxford comma is optional. But click to see how omitting it can lead to strange misunderstandings.
Lively Writing, on Time and on Target
When your message needs to engage and persuade, be sure to approach it from the Write Angle. Udi Shorr writes marketing and sales-training presentations for live audiences, video, print, and the Web. You benefit from years of marketing experience with Fortune 500 clients.