All in Place Communications and Event Planning
Happy New Year! 2012 brings a wealth of new opportunities and chances – it’s up to you on how you can or will seize them to your full advantage.
For those trying to find creative ways to engage your employees, why not try offering Corporate Acting Workshops. The November/December 2011 issue of Meetings + Incentive Travel (MeetingsCanada.com), mentions “the craft of acting requires skill sets that also apply to the business world.” Poise, communication, creative decision-making, concentration, single-mindedness are all attributes necessary in the acting and business worlds. When you spell it out like that, it makes for a great innovative way of enhancing employees’ overall skills and abilities.
Acting skills help you deal with how to react in crisis situations, better communicate with your coworkers and strengthen teambuilding practices; all leading to a better, overall work environment.
So why not offer an innovative alternative to the typical corporate meeting or retreat by offering acting workshops! This would be a great way to enhance employees’ abilities and skills in fun yet productive creative exercises.
Start organizing your acting workshops by contacting your city’s acting school or theatre organization. They can work with you to create corporate acting classes tailored to your specific business needs. Another resource would also be contacting comedy organizations. They often provide workshops, in improv or presentation skills (the two most crucial skills needed to thrive successfully within the corporate world) that can relate to corporate groups.
Not only is this a creative way to motivate a group, it’s a fun and different activity that will get employees excited to attend instead of their usual corporate meetings where sometimes what they look forward to the most is their snack breaks!