Most professionals develop a preference on how they work on projects, whether it’s on their own or with a group of people. Chances are, even if you’d rather go it alone, there are times when it makes greater sense to team up with a partner or a group. What’s in it for you? There are many benefits to teaming up with your colleagues. Your outlook on working collaboratively will affect your experience, so go in with a positive attitude. With that approach in mind, the first benefit you can reap is a chance to collaborate and brainstorm ideas with someone in a similar position but with a different perspective. Another benefit to teaming up is sharing the responsibility for the[…]

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The start of the new near is a great time for companies to set the tone for the year ahead. Team building creates an experience that builds community and personal connections. We design programs to engage everyone in the activity. Music is the perfect vehicle to connect and engage attendees, as it encourages collaboration and allows people to share their talents, support their colleagues and learn something new. Music can bring people of all ages, races and cultures together…it’s a proactive way to build common ground. At the Corporate Event Interactive (CEI) office, there’s a Spotify playlist playing in the background pretty much all day long. Music is part of our office culture and has inspired some of our favorite[…]

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The start of a new year often means new employees or employees transitioning into new roles within the same company. This translates to what can be an adjustment for everyone in the work place. To alleviate any feelings of anxiety or stress that such changes may bring, we suggest getting on the right track with a fun event that includes everyone from the top brass to the newest employee. Encouraging fun in the workplace strengthens relationships between co-workers and helps break the ice for new hires. Over the past 30 years, we have picked up a few tricks on encouraging fun and breaking the ice. Following are five tips for putting together a successful program aimed at engaging the newest[…]

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Mention improv in almost any business setting and people think of “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” “Saturday Night Live” and pretty much any Judd Apatow film. The idea of getting up to perform in front of a group of peers can be terrifying. The idea that improvisational acting is only about being funny is a common misconception. Improvisational acting is a great skill for many to incorporate into their repertoire. The basic constructs of improv allows one to think quickly on their feet, listen intently to the person with whom they are speaking, and support another’s idea or suggestion, even if it may be different from your own. Mastering all of these tasks is not easy, but with practice, people[…]

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Challenge/Opportunity: This pharmaceutical company wanted to provide a meaningful charitable team event for 1,200 attendees during their National Sales Meeting. The event would support the client’s larger overall Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and annual day of service, benefiting local non-profit organizations in the Las Vegas area where the meeting was taking place. Response/Solution: Corporate Event Interactive sourced four charities in the Las Vegas area, identified their needs, purchased all supplies and executed a three hour CSR program for 1,200 attendee volunteers. Guests were welcomed to the event with a musical performance by the children from two of the school choirs in the Clark County School District. When the children finished, participants were divided into four teams to build, assemble,[…]

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