Tired of talking heads, restless participants and clock watchers? Our conference energizers and interactive keynote sessions will bring your event to the next level with our fun and powerfully inspiring programs.
Led by Grammy award winning hit songwriters, you’ll create and perform a song that celebrates your organization’s culture. Our programs are fun for everyone. Both introverts and extroverts will shine.
You don’t have to be musical to feel comfortable and embrace the experience.
With our hit songwriter-leaders on stage and moving throughout the crowd, everyone gets involved. Ideas flow through the room as participants share suggestions that are projected overhead for everyone to see. There’s opportunity for smaller groups to work together within the session, creating lyric themes and song ideas to then share back with the larger group.
When the song is complete, your entire group will perform and record it creating a powerful take-away. There’s opportunity for participants to play percussion, harmonicas, sing and more.
- Group sizes range from 50 to 2,000
- Agenda times range from 30 minutes to 2 hours
- Works well for most organizations including companies, associations, user groups and trade groups.
Client Success Stories
Conference Energizers, General Sessions And Keynotes
We prepare for success – We’ll work with you beforehand to understand your organization and your goals.
Real work, real fun, real results – We’ve created an event that inspires individual contribution and engagement even in a large group. We passionately believe you can provide conference energizer programs with meaning, context and education, while entertaining and engaging.
Engaged attendees show increased motivation and better buy-in to mission and vision; whatever it is you’re trying to communicate. Our programs are fun but that doesn’t mean they’re fluff. Fun has real value. When you’re having fun you’re not bored, and you’re not tuned out!
A powerful take-away, your song – Our conference sessions culminate with everyone performing and recording your song. Your original song will become an important part of your organization’s culture and a lasting reminder of the conference experience. Clients use the songs created at our programs for internal and external communication, morale, training, marketing and more.
Award winning leadership – We’ve won Grammys, CMA’s, ACM’s and have Emmy & Tony award nominations. But honestly, there’s nothing we like better than the excitement and creative challenge of leading an interactive song session.
Our History of Success
We’re committed to helping you get the most out of every aspect of your conference. We realize the time, energy and resources you dedicate to planning for a program that will engage, inspire and provide real value.
It’s always a challenge when you look for effective programming that will motivate and inspire people at a conference. We’ve met that challenge by figuring out how to deliver both group engagement and individual contribution.
One Client’s Story
Client Challenge: We led a program for a large IT company’s salesforce. They come together once a year. The goal was to get several hundred people to work together, to share ideas and build enthusiasm for the new sales initiative unveiled during the conference. They wanted a powerful closing event to send everyone off on a high note and with renewed energy for the work ahead.
Our solution – We do our homework before each event. In this case, we took time to understand this sales team’s new initiative. We prepared questions to ask participants that would be great conversation starters about the important themes and goals. As always, we opened the program with our hit songwriter-facilitators on stage, leading an entertaining musical and spoken introduction. After our introduction, we moved off stage and out into the room with participants. Covering the room with wireless microphones, we started with simple questions that got people involved and with specific questions that spurred thought. As people shared ideas they were projected overhead to video screens. Participants also sent lyric ideas in through a Twitter hashtag.
Individual contribution and group share – We allowed time for table groups to come up with themes and song titles. Table groups then shared their ideas back with the larger group. Strangers at tables were soon laughing and rhyming, breaking the ice through conversation. We then picked a song title using our applause meter – democracy in action!
A successful co-write, goals met – The completed song was a tuneful and catchy story, perfectly describing the new products and themes this company was about to launch. Most importantly, the entire crowd was engaged and motivated. This was truly a successful conference energizer culminating with several hundred people on their feet singing, performing and recording a song they had just created.
More Client Stories
We helped leadership at ExpressJet create a unifying song after a series of mergers and acquisitions. Mixing and matching old guard and new guard in a fun and inclusive session where great new relationships were formed.
We led Honeywell Aerospace through a program designed to get their millennial work force more engaged. The catalyst to that engagement was our conference energizer, as everyone got on their feet and made dynamic music together.
We worked on an extended project with Cigna in which we developed a song about company history, present and future. We then led an interactive conference session, inviting attendees to help us complete the song. This created a higher level of buy-in and a deeper feeling of ownership by everyone in the group.
We took the marketing team at Southwest Airlines just a little higher by bringing our kind of visioning and messaging to this already visionary group. Known for their penchant for having fun, the folks at Southwest told us our event was the most entertaining they’d ever done. Sorta fun-tastic.
Our team here at Kidbilly Music are all life long creatives. With boredom as our sworn enemy, we’re always up for new challenge and new experience. In fact, part of the reason we’re so energized at each client event, is that no two programs are exactly alike. We have to be on our toes because guess what? We’ve probably never written a song about your company before. Yes, we do a lot of preparation. But during all of our meeting energizers we begin with a blank canvas.
Not only do we have a blank canvas, we’re collaborating on the spot with you, our client. So we’re in the moment, never knowing exactly what will happen next. That’s exciting for every participant in the room and for our team of songwriters. Methodology and process…yes we have that. But during your musical session we all experience the joy and challenge together as one group, as we move from blank canvas to finished song and final recording.