Posts tagged: event planning tips

Holiday Parties that Rock – Ideas to make your party profitable


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


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.

Building powerful team retreats- Part 2: Components of a Training Program

Part 2 of a two part series on building team retreats. Read part 1 here.

Components of a Training Program

Creating training and development programs that meet the educational needs of your learners require that you create a program mix that meets the holistic needs of your staff. In my experience of providing training and development programs I have found that mixing some of the following components into your program will create an effective, efficient, and empowering program. Read more ›

Building powerful team retreats- Part 1: Design & Delivery


This is the first of a two part series on building effective team retreats.

Vividly, I remember my first day as a staff trainer. I was clad in my McFinest, McCleanest, McBestest of uniforms…. McDonald’s green polyester. I was given a new gold embossed plastic name tag, with ‘Crew Trainer’ written on it. I had begun my climb up the corporate ladder. From being a burger flipping, minimum wage earning, lowly crew member I had grasped the next rung and rose into a position where I was permitted to share the trade secrets of the Big Mac and McChicken… as the prestigious Crew Trainer! Read more ›

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 ›

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