Why Public Speaking Is One Of The Most Important Skills

Posted: Dec 4, 2015 by

Discussions of public speaking courses bring up sitcom-like memories for some—and complete panic for others. From high school to college to professional training programs, the element of improved speaking looms large in many educational settings. While fears of speaking in public (and overcoming them) are the topic of many articles, the reasons for mastering the skill aren’t always apparent to non-performers. However, from the most minute of public speaking responsibilities to full-blown presentations and lectures, understanding that this is one of the most important skills you can have will help inspire you to master the art and reap the benefits of mastery. What Is Public Speaking? In general, public speaking is simply the act of presenting or otherwise communicating in a… Read more »

What The 80/20 Rule Means In Team Building

Posted: Dec 1, 2015 by

The 80/20 rule, or the Pareto principle, generally refers to about 80% of your results coming from about 20% of your efforts. Often referenced in sales, this rule actually applies to virtually anything in which you can apply varying degrees of effort and responsibility. In team building, this could be the amount of engagement you get, the contributions to overall efficacy or even simply attendance rates. To truly amplify your effectiveness, we are looking at how the 80/20 rule coordinates engaged participation with desired results. Do You Need Everyone Involved In Team Building Events? Of course, the greater active participation involved, the more likely you are to have an engaged and excited crowd. However, does that really mean you need… Read more »

How To Plan Music Team Building Events

Posted: Nov 27, 2015 by

So you are planning an upcoming team building event and you made the wise choice to go with a music team building event as the format. As you may guess, we are big fans of your choice! However, from making the choice to have this event to the actual day of the event, there is plenty to do and plan to ensure success. Knowing how to plan music team building events can mean the difference between stellar results and lackluster performances (literally). Communicate Your Goals Clearly The facilitator for your event should be able to help translate your goals into a comprehensive event strategy—but he or she will need to understand your goals first. Are there specific results you want… Read more »

A Very Team Building Thanksgiving: Kidbilly Music Gives Thanks

Posted: Nov 24, 2015 by

Every year at this time, the country gets just a little more nostalgic and sentimental for the past year. Whether you’re remembering your company’s triumphs, enjoying a trip through time in your personal memories or a mix of something in between, there is always a moment of reflection that gets just a little clearer during Thanksgiving. This year, Kidbilly Music is pausing to look back on the past year and give thanks for an amazing bounty of professional successes. Whether you’re just joining us or have been alongside us for some time, we invite you to enjoy our long list of things we are thankful for this year. Music Team Building Is Growing—And We’re A Big Part Of It For… Read more »

Positive Words Beginning With The Letter B

Posted: Nov 19, 2015 by

Brilliant, bountiful, breathtaking and of course, best. Positive words beginning with the letter B are yours for the taking this week. Use them in a song, your next company email or even just your next passing conversation. You’ll be all the BETTER for it! The power of positivity cannot be overestimated. Inspire your team through example, encourage your staff, and find positive ways to communicate even when the message may be about change or improvement. -Kidbilly Music

How To Ensure Positivity In Your Team Building Activities

Posted: Nov 16, 2015 by

Picture this: Your team building activities are just around the corner. Attendees are starting to discuss plans and agendas with each other. Anticipation is building for the “big day”. But this doesn’t guarantee anticipation is positive. When you picture your employees discussing your event, are they excited or groaning? Are they sharing memories of past team building activities gone wrong (or worse, gone nowhere with the most boring of activities?) Or are they reminiscing about the excitement that accompanied previous events and eager for the day to arrive? If you aren’t sure which feeling your attendees share or if you are pretty sure everyone is grumbling about the next boring activity the company dreamed up, it is time to right the ship… Read more »

3 Personalities Your Company Culture Needs More Of Now!

Posted: Nov 13, 2015 by

Any healthy organization needs a lot of different personality types to create and support a dynamic company culture. However, some personality types are more influential and likely to contribute to the positive development of company culture than others. If you are looking to infuse more energy and positivity into your company culture, look for any of the three personality types when hiring your next new staff members. The Joiner Always dreaming up new activities or events? Maybe you have sub-groups and clubs to support personal interests or company initiatives. But you struggle to maintain an active, engaged group of employees across the different groups. Well, “The Joiner” personality is game for anything. Starting an internal fitness club? The Joiner will… Read more »

Positive Words Beginning With The Letter A

Posted: Nov 11, 2015 by

The power of positivity cannot be overestimated. Inspire your team through example, encourage your staff, and find positive ways to communicate even when the message may be about change or improvement. -Kidbilly Music Words are the foundation of our ability to provide engaging and inspirational music team building activities. After all, what is the value of a song without words? This week, we are looking at positive and inspiration words beginning with the letter A. Join us each week for a new letter and an ever-expanding list of positive words! Learn How To Ensure Positivity In Your Team Building Experiences

3 Reasons Company Culture Is Not Just A Trendy Topic

Posted: Nov 9, 2015 by

Inevitably, just about any popular term that starts out as a relevant message or talking point becomes an overused buzzword. It loses meaning, becomes fodder for the content mill and is increasingly a point of ire and contention among those that simply don’t want their time wasted with unnecessary or unrelatable trends. If you follow business and management thought leadership, you might have recently come to the conclusion that company culture is another one of those trendy “been there, done that” topics. Well, we’re here to tell you–It is not. Company culture isn’t a buzzword or a trendy topic, rather it is the basis for any and everything you should be focusing on when developing and fostering growth in your… Read more »

Behind the Scenes at Kidbilly Music: What Motivates Billy Kirsch?

Posted: Nov 6, 2015 by

Not all of us are so lucky as to possess a “sky’s the limit” creative spirit and intellectual curiosity and then also be able to balance it out with acute business acumen on the technical side. If we’re being honest, not all of us are so lucky as to have even one of those personality traits in abundance. However, for Kidbilly Music founder Billy Kirsch, these two main personal characteristics function as unrelenting drivers that not only motivate him but work to inspire and motivate others as well. To get to know Kidbilly Music inherently means getting to know Billy Kirsch. Inspired to take his passion for music to others, Billy began working in music team building a decade ago!… Read more »