Category Archives: News

Nashville Speaking Presentation

I’ve been revisiting old blog posts lately, and came across this one on Nashville speaking presentations. I’m kinda embarrassed by that little video below, but here it will remain since the point of looking at old writing is not to extinguish the past, but merely to update and elaborate. If you’re in Music City for a Nashville speaking presentation, or for music and other events, here’s a page that’s always updated and will be a good resource for you, Upcoming Nashville Events. But back to that video below, one I’d never post if it were today. We learn so much from our past experience, if we allow ourselves to learn. Creative people often talk about the value of failure; failure’s… Continue Reading

Chicago Team Building, See You Soon

Have I mentioned Kidbilly Music is growing like a weed… And with music being such a great part of Chicago culture, it’s a natural that we open an office to support the growth of our Chicago Team Building programs. I’m excited about the additional energy our Chicago office will add to our Nashville office and our programming. Since I’ll be spending more time in Chicago, I guess I should start looking at current events in the Windy City. It looks like Derrick Rose is about to make his comeback to the Chicago Bulls. It’s comforting to know that I won’t be the only one participating in Chicago team building this spring. Why Chicago Team Building? Okay, I’ll be totally honest.… Continue Reading

My Team Building Nightmare

This is kind of embarrassing but that’s never stopped me from telling a story before! I had a team building nightmare. In my dream, before I woke up in a cold sweat, one of my competitors was chasing me up a mountain trail accompanied by three goons wielding huge knives. It was quite real and woke me up with a start. The embarrassing part is that I’m actually dreaming about team building… But the next morning, as I told my wife about the nightmare, I began to think it’s kind of cool that I care so much about this business that it’s creeping into my dreams. I’ve never been accused of doing things half-way and I’m willing to make mistakes… Continue Reading

Orlando Team Building Event

YES…mission accomplished…too much fun and so many friends at PCMA Convening Leaders last week. My Orlando team building session was a success. In fact, this presentation of Harnessing Your Creative Power was a lock for me, a step to the next level and here’s why. Internalizing the Program I’ve never considered my speaking presentation my strongest suit. I’d rather be at the piano when I’m delivering content. I’d rather be innovating while I’m talking about innovating, and creating music while I’m talking about creativity. Makes sense, doesn’t it? But when I began to do speaking presentations I got a bit bogged down in the mechanics of the ‘speaking part’. I knew I had to focus on a step-by-step process to… Continue Reading

Southern California Team Building Event

What did I do to deserve this? The first week in January and we got to spend two days at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. Now that’s a fantastic setting for Southern California team building. Myself, Tony Award nominee, Lauren Lucas, and LA based performer Shevy Smith led the ALTOUR leadership team through a high energy, out of the box musical team building event. Southern California Team Building Goals ALTOUR’s goals were quite simple; Team building in the sense that everyone would have fun and get to know one another better in an informal environment. Creating a concise corporate message through our Kidbilly Music group songwriting process In this fantastic Southern Cal environment, it didn’t take long for everyone to relax… Continue Reading

Chicago Team Building

In my introductory post to the news section of my blog, I predicted this would read a bit like a travel blog rather than a team building blog. Chicago team building is the latest in our installment about the road we travel to help our clients have fun, engage and share meaningful interaction with a key take-away – The company song! Jump$tart Coalition Chicago Team Building Goals I love working with non-profit associations, especially those with an educational focus. Jump$tart Coalition helps K-12 teachers educate students to become financially literate. With associations like Jump$tart, our client’s team building goals may be different than with our corporate clients. In this case the goals included: A networking activity that allowed participants from… Continue Reading

Los Angeles Team Building

We often have requests for Los Angeles team building and we have a long list of west coast clients. While we travel worldwide for our music team building programs, Southern California is definitely in our frequent rotation. Every locale has a personality that influences the programming and the particular energy we bring to our events in those areas. Los Angeles team building is loose and laid back, yet still purposeful and meaningful and I think that’s reflective of LA culture. Music Team Building for Los Angeles Our music team building programs are relaxed and interactive. Groups holding meetings or conventions in Los Angeles often want programs that support a conference atmosphere of informality and open communication. Not only are musical… Continue Reading

Team Building Nashville

If you’re looking for a true team building Nashville experience, then songwriting should be top of the list. Music City is still the songwriting capitol of the world; so whether you’re bringing a large conference or a small leadership team to Nashville, making music should be part of your programming. The good news is there’s real value in a well facilitated team building event based around songwriting. I’ve outlined typical team building Nashville goals below, as well as the way those goals are met. Team Building Nashville Goals Many clients want us to provide an activity that enables everyone to share mission, to share goals and to learn from each other in a fun, highly engaging environment. Team building should… Continue Reading

All The News That’s Fit To Print

I’ve always wanted to say that, all the news that’s fit to print. Of course I’m not printing on my blog. But I grew up with that New York Times catch phrase and I associate it with good quality written material. So this is the inaugural post to our news section. It’s a bit self-serving because this is the place where I’ll get to talk about the cool, funtastic team building events myself and my crew of hit songwriter facilitators travel the globe delivering. I’ve generally been more focused on blogging about my passion for demystifying creativity and helping organizations create their narrative through song…while having a bit too much fun. But my cool and wonderful new inbound marketing team… Continue Reading