Frequently Asked Questions
Planning an event can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, we've done this a few thousand times. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to help.
We work where you do. We are where you are. Close to home, virtually online, or away at your company retreat or a sales convention – no matter your location, TeamBonding is there with you.
Over 25+ years, we’ve built a national network of remarkable local trainers, facilitators, and corporate event managers from Boston to San Diego, New York to LA, San Francisco to Seattle, Las Vegas to Orlando, and all over Texas and everywhere in-between. We have been to all 50 states and most Canadian provinces. In 2019 we became part of a Global Team Building Network with 48 team building partners in 90 countries.
TeamBonding’s greatest strength is that we come to you online or in-person. Many of our programs can be done at your office. Other times a nearby venue makes more sense. We’ve staged successful events at countless hotels, restaurants, convention centers, and theme parks across the globe.
Our professional facilitators are highly skilled and a special breed – intelligent, articulate, contagiously energetic, and unfailingly gracious. Each has the experience and sensitivity needed to balance corporate realities with pure, unbridled fun. Each is equipped to keep your comfort level very high while achieving the desired results. And each is on a mission to make sure your TeamBonding event will be the first of many.
We’re glad you asked. That’s where experience counts. Our Account Managers really pride themselves in being able to match your team with an event that is both fun and beneficial, that meets your budget and desired outcome. We work with you to assess your needs and recommend the best options from over 100 tried and true team building events.
Our facilitators live and work locally, focusing on logistical management and on-site solutions, while our corporate event managers and program designers drive concept development and innovative experiences teams really love.
Looking for something you don’t see? Sometimes clients want to build bikes, blankets AND teddy bears, no problem, as we create our own events, we can tailor an event to your needs. That’s how the Big Give was created – a client just like you, wanted more.
No hard sell from our team – just a desire to make sure that we can understand your needs and passion to deliver a program that exceeds them.
How much time do you have?
Typically the average is 2 weeks to 2 months with some clients planning 6 months or longer. We can do anything in our repertoire with 2 weeks’ notice and almost everything within a week. Remember, we jump through hoops for a living. For the record, our record is 6 hours notice for Play the Blues in Washington, DC for the Congressional Record. Virtual events have set new turnaround time 🙂
On a page of frequently asked questions, pricing is the question most commonly asked. The short answer is, ‘ it depends.’ Our goal is to help you choose the right program for your team. There are lots of variables to consider: which program? For how many? How long? Your location? What materials will we need, or will you be donating to a charity? Your account manager will help you narrow down the options, fast.
Are you looking for a ballpark? Our professionally facilitated programs start at about $40pp with a $2,800 minimum. Our virtual and remote team building activities start at $800. We can get you a quote quickly so you can see what’s possible. We have quite a few options, one of which is sure to fit your budget.
You can also access free resources or check out our DIY online store to check out downloadable options, or materials that we can send out. Prices start at $10.00.
The length of typical programs ranges from 1.5 hours up to a full day. Our most popular programs run 3 hours or less. Just like everything else, we can tailor to your timeframe. Learning and Development programs can be 4 – 8 hours with quarterly follow-up.
We also need around 2 hours for setup, along with an hour or so to break everything down afterward.
Absolutely. We can creatively incorporate your tagline, new product launch theme or other branding elements into pretty much any TeamBonding event. Some clients even ask us to customize entire games or activities to support specific messaging. Every solution is different – we’d love to talk about yours.
Many of our programs include a competitive element. Winners are typically determined by accumulated points throughout the event. It’s never obvious which team is winning till the very end, because teams have a wide variety of opportunities to earn points – some objective, some more subjective. But the competition is always friendly, with the ultimate focus on the outcome.
We don’t furnish prizes, aside from bragging rights. Some clients do choose to sweeten the pot by giving out modest prizes to winning teams. We suggest keeping the cash value of these prizes low — $5 – $25. Gift certificates for Starbucks, iTunes or any local business work well. Another popular approach is to make a donation to a local charity in your winning team’s name.
Some of our programs were designed with a specific charitable partnership in mind. But we’re happy to work with the charitable organization of your choice. If you don’t have one, our event managers contact charities local to you and recommend a good fit.
Done correctly, a well-chosen team building event can be a game-changer for any organization regardless of type, size and dynamic. We specialize in programs with a proven track record in creating long-lasting positive changes that showcase the benefits of team building and why it is important.
Ready to motivate your employees, improve communication amongst teams or just have fun?
We’ve done successful events for just about every kind of team you can imagine. From government intelligence agencies to small restaurant staffs to major players like Disney, American Express, Google and Apple. Whatever the size and shape of your group, we make it work.
Virtual Events FAQs
Using breakout rooms allows us to split a large group of participants into smaller teams. Within these breakout rooms, participants can see each other, hear each other, share their screens and interact similar to how they would in person. Some of our programs allow for competition between teams but even for our programs that are more of a shared experience, we can include icebreakers or energizers in smaller groups to guarantee maximum participation, interaction and engagement.
Yes! Our long time, experienced facilitators are trained to facilitate groups from 5 to 500. In this new virtual world, our facilitators have transitioned from being in-person to their own home studios with professional microphones, green screens, lights, cameras, etc. Their role is to make the event a success for your team so we set you up on a call with them ahead of time to ensure your vision is delivered.
We have pre-recorded demos, promo videos, and can even set up a live demo depending upon the program you are interested. Our account managers are happy to walk you through the program over the phone or via email as well.
Of course! Once connected with your event manager, they’ll work with you on all logistics around shipping. Most of our programs which involve shipping require a 2 to 3 week lead time.
We’re happy to assist with save the date and invite marketing materials, however, the actual invite to your attendees should come from someone within your organization.
Yes, for some of our events, Microsoft Teams is great. We’ve got a handful that is better suited for other platforms. We’re happy to work through this with you!
It depends. Typically we suggest at least two weeks especially if we will be shipping to your participants. We are often able to turn things around in less time, just ask your account manager and he or she will be able to see what we can do!
We produce each event specifically for your team which allows us the capability to tailor the experience to your desired outcomes. Whether it’s adding your logo within our software, including and MC to host your company meeting, sending a note along with a kit, allowing your CEO to give an introduction, our event management team will work with you to make it happen.
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