The stage is set with large white boards and team buzzers at each table. Pairs of guests are selected by the emcee to be artists and communicate their portion of the Pict-O-Gram to the audience. As the artists work and the phrase becomes apparent, teams buzz their indicator light to make their guess.
In the audience, guests are set at separate tables to form teams, each with a buzzer to the lockout light system. Artists, selected from different teams in the audience, step up to the stage and are secretly given their portion of the Pict-O-Gram to draw. Teams in the audience try to guess the correct phrase and hit their buzzer when ready to guess. Correct guesses add to a team's score, while incorrect guesses deduct from its score. The team with the most points at the end of the contest wins.
"Scholastic Book Fairs was delighted with the team building program that CEI hosted. We congratulated ourselves after the event and wondered out loud how we would top ourselves next year. Historically we have always contracted with different vendors for our annual team building event - this is the first year that I received feedback suggesting that we give CEI our business for next year as well. That's mighty high praise."