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!
Since we returned from our stay at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, Stephanie and I have had the office abuzz with talk of the great friends we made and memories and knowledge we shared during our weekend with the world’s top DMCs! On Monday morning, we came walking in with our gold medals from Thursday’s scavenger hunt around our necks and ADMEI bags in our hands – and we haven’t taken them off since!!
While at ADMEI, we also had the opportunity to see history be made, as Grant Snider of JPdL passed the presidency baton onto Liz Keyser of PRA for the upcoming year – to be in the room as the members of ADME officially voted Liz in as President was a true honor!
Having the chance to Play Our Cards Right with fellow attendees and give away some TeamBonding Bucks just added to an already great experience. It isn’t often that we get to give away money with our faces on it – and to have that money be worth $1,000 isn’t too shabby! If only I had that kind of luck when I was playing the slots in Vegas…
Now that we have settled back into our offices in Boston, Stephanie and I are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead in the coming year to continue to work with and learn from our DMC colleagues – both old and new! We’re also anxiously awaiting word for where next year’s conference will be held – our TeamBonding playing cards are packed and our tickets are just waiting to be booked!
In the meantime, check out our free guide to team building including some sure fire exercises you can explore on your own. And please do stay in touch.
Until next time, ADMEI! Thanks for the memories!
There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to sound rational. (more…)
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
Be a good leader: Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety? (more…)
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
Giving back to our communities makes you feel good, assists in making you more socially aware and helps you bond with your colleagues as you team up to help those in need. Charity is beneficial for both humanity and business for many reasons. When you participate in Corporate Social Responsibility team building activities, you get the best of both worlds.
Enter your email and we’ll add you to our newsletter of helpful tips, tricks, and techniques.