Posts tagged: meeting planners

Bonjour from Boston!

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It was just about two weeks ago now that Stephanie and I made our way to our neighbors of the North and attended the ADMEI 2013 Conference and I have to tell you – we are still Mad For Montreal!

From start to finish, ADMEI 2013 was the experience of a lifetime! Highlights for us range from leading the Eight Cold Girls to victory in the scavenger hunt on Thursday afternoon to chatting with our fellow Bostonians at Corinthian during cocktail hour and introducing David Adler and Bent Hadler during Friday’s Plan-a-thon session! Having lunch with David and some friends on the final day of the conference was also quite a treat – the conversations we shared (and the chicken!) will not be forgotten!
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Valenteam – Sweetheart Ideas for Meeting Energizers and Team Builders

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Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch.

The energy created between sweethearts is second to none, but creating energy within your team is equally as important.

Here are some fantastic team builders that also function as meeting energizers, and they work with onsite staff as well as staff you have out there in the virtual world.

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TeamBonding Adventures: Stephanie and Karen take on Montreal!

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In THREE weeks we’re heading to the ADMEI Annual Conference, the premier forum for Destination Management professionals at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. Ooh la la! This year’s agenda will focus on global trends in the meetings industry and emerging influences that impact the daily challenges Destination Management Companies face, challenges we know very well here at TeamBonding. That’s why Stephanie and Karen are pulling out their passports, collecting their carry-ons and shipping off to the “City of Saints” this February.

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Holiday Parties that Rock – Ideas to make your party profitable

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It seems that many budget lines have felt the wrath of the delete button over the years, but the Holiday Party remains.  From social drinks and meal to a couples dance and annual awards – the holiday party is holding strong. That being said, as a forward thinking manager you can utilize the holiday party budget for some team development.

Team building is inspired by one of 3 F’s – Fun, Fast Forward and Fix.  Fix is when we have a super tuff group with dynamic issues and is not functioning at their peak – and that’s not something we are going to work on over the holidays – we’ll have plenty of that with our in-laws visiting (LOL). Read more ›

5 Tips for Team Bonding in a Hybrid Meeting

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The following is a set of five tips we discovered from Richard Davies, Head of European employee communications, EBAY.

1. Win your audience every session – your brand is only as good as your last briefing. Hold yourself accountable for the time your audience invests in your meeting.
2. Coach your presenters to be engaging and work effectively with a camera. Give them meaningful feedback on their performance.
3. Ensure the content is the most important thing you are talking about each week. Explain why everyone needs to know about an item and if you can’t do that, drop it from the agenda.
4. Don’t let speakers run over their time.
5. Make sure people leave the room with a spring in their step.

Originally published in the business journal from MPI, Meeting Planners International.

No Smoke & Mirrors

Number 3 on TeamBonding’s list of “TOP 10: reasons why we make a great partner in helping companies build strong teams is: No Smoke & Mirrors

When I started TeamBonding, the web was in its early stages. In those days, our clients knew us, trusted us, and most often met us before we delivered their team building event. Today, we rely on our website to introduce us to new clients and we have to build trust in the story we tell. Read more ›

We make you look good!

Number 1 on TeamBonding’s list of “TOP 10″ reasons why we make a great partner in helping companies build strong teams is: We Make You Look Good.

As the Director of Corporate Events with TeamBonding, it seemed appropriate that this list was a great starting point to explain a little about our work, who we are, and what we do. Read more ›