We’re tired of the same ole thing…yawn
We’re looking for creative icebreakers and energizers...
Everyone’s on their smartphones the entire time…
Agreed, me too. I’m tired of the dread I feel when I have to attend a conference, praying I won’t be too bored by the speaker. At corporate conferences, every aspect of an agenda is vital since valuable time and resources are spent to help an organization achieve it’s goals. Agendas are packed with presentations that run the gamut from showcasing new strategic plans to parsing through old data. It’s easy for your workforce to succumb to date overload, boredom or fatigue during a corporate conference. And that’s the last thing you want.
Given that context, creative icebreakers and energizers play an vital role. It’s important to provide some kind of activity that will inspire, engage and motivate your people. You want people to absorb the information you’re presenting at your conference, and you also want them to feel something; energy, passion and engagement. Those powerful feelings lay the groundwork for success and follow through.
Wake ’em up, shake ’em up…do something memorable and get us moving!
Role of Creative Icebreakers and Energizers
- A powerful, interactive opening session will set the stage for success throughout your conference. Look for programming that allows people transition from the mundane to the excitement of being at your great event. Group storytelling, building your ideal business model using Lego’s and group songwriting are all great activities.
- Taking a break can be powerful and extremely valuable. An out of the box activity half-way through your conference can help re-energize and allow everyone to re-connect with the underlying goals and mission you all share. It’s great to remind everyone of the foundational things that make your company special.
- How would you like your workforce to feel as they head to the airport and home from the conference? You want people to feel connected to your company’s mission and energized for the work ahead. Providing a powerful closing program will send everyone off on the high note you’re seeking.