David loves to network and decided TeamBonding should be an exhibitor at one of the largest networking events in New York, The Event Planner Expo in early October. Mark and Kevin were excited to demo one of our most popular events, Ice Sculpting. Little did they know, David was going to show up too!
We asked him a few questions about his experience at the Expo.
I actually saw mention of the Expo on a friend’s Linkedin profile and then found the site, read about the attendees and the exhibitors as well as the location. I thought it would be worth exhibiting to see many of our New York clients, as well as meet new ones!
Who was your favorite speaker?
I had the pleasure of meeting, Amy Landino, who I really enjoyed talking to about how important video is for online presence. I was also able to relate to the event stories shared by speakers Lauren Goldberg and Daniela Grafman.
How does it feel to see your team in action?
I was thrilled to see Mark, our Master Ice Sculptor share his passion with booth attendees, who were able to experience carving ice for the first time. It was a proud moment to witness Kevin recognize and be recognized by clients like the New York Jets, who he facilitated an event for. You can read more about that experience here.
Did you discover anything new at this Expo?
Well, yes, not a professional find but I discovered Du’s donuts, which was almost worth the price of admission!
What was your favorite part of the whole day?
I think learning tips and tricks at the Spin Ping Pong was great fun and meeting the people at one of the locations where we take the Mystery Bus too was really fun!
How was your overall experience?
The speakers+ parties + the Expo = a good combination and high-quality exhibitors and attendees. I would definitely go again and have a TeamBonding exhibit. I am looking forward to what we can demo next year!
In Season 2, Episode 1 of the TeamBonding podcast, host Richard Rininsland and his guests — Deborah Brunet, Kevin Pertusiello, Samantha Goldstein, and Paul Giroux — discuss team building events from creation to sales and production to performance in a wide-ranging, animated conversation that provides an insider’s viewpoint. In particular, this group of expert team building event facilitators take a closer look at the “three-minute rule” and their individual tried and true ways to keep virtual audiences engaged.
Spring is Coming! How to Host a Safe Live Event in 2021
COVID-19 has dominated our lives for more than a year now, but, along with warmer weather and blooming flowers, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel has appeared. Vaccinations are rolling out more quickly across the country, and people are — cautiously — starting to look at what the “new normal” will look like. One of those decisions is whether to stick with virtual events for a bit longer, or whether it’s finally safe to get together in person once more for live events.
There’s no denying that America — and frankly the entire world — is ready to get back to live events. After a year of quarantine, social distancing, virtual parties, and Zoom calls, there is a strong desire to connect with other people in person again. And with vaccinations picking up steam, that desire for live interaction is only getting stronger.
The words work and fun don’t always go hand in hand. Enjoying your work can become tricky when you feel as though you have been doing the same thing day in and day out for years. Especially with the recent remote culture, our work tasks seem to have become more mundane than ever. Since we spend so much of our time at work it is important to have fun and enjoy ourselves every once in a while. International Fun at Work Day on April 1st is the perfect day to break away from the monotony of everyday office tasks and enjoy your time with your colleagues.
Holidays are always a great excuse to get the team together and lift everyone’s spirits, especially while working remotely. St Patrick’s Day is no exception! The famous holiday, celebrated annually on March 17th, is typically a day of merriment, dancing, feasting, and drinking. This St. Patrick’s Day TeamBonding has got the perfect plan. Pull out your best green attire and get ready to party your shamrocks off. Here are the best activities and events to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day virtually with your team.
It’s a common problem, especially in today’s world with so many demands coming at us from so many directions — you know what needs to get done, you know how it needs to get done, but for some reason, you’re struggling to “just do it” already.
When we feel connected to one another, we get more done: that is basic human behavior. But in this day and age, connecting with co-workers can be difficult to do in person, leaving the online route as the only path forward. But just because you can’t be together physically doesn’t mean your employees, peers, or fellow office dwellers can’t have that same sense of camaraderie and connection.
Daily routines and consistent habits provide structure and discipline to everyday life. Having a set wake-up time, lunch, and after-work routine can help reduce stress and anxiety and increase our overall health and wellness. However, the remote work phenomenon has caused many people to have to adapt to new work environments and routines. As a result, some people have developed unhealthy work from home habits. After months of remote work, staying healthy while working from home can seem like a difficult task. Learn how to maintain a work-life balance and develop healthy habits to keep remote work sustainable with these tips for staying healthy while working from home.
The first day of spring is March 20th, but depending on where you live it might be here sooner than you think! It’s never too early to start planning something to look forward to, especially in today’s time. Although last spring threw us through a whole whirlwind of changes and emotions, this year we have the opportunity to do it right and safely. Whether your team is remote, in-person, or anything in between there is a plethora of activities and ideas to take advantage of this spring to bring everyone together. Let’s list some ideas and key dates to keep an eye out for.