Our Best Team Building Resolutions for 2016

Are you setting your team building goals for next year? Perhaps you are starting with improving processes and procedures among your team or maybe improving training across your department or improving productivity. Whether you have a long list of goals to reach or are scratching your head over the idea of where to begin implementing improvements, we have created a list of team resolutions to include in your 2016 planning. Team Building Resolution #1: Pre-Plan Unique Events and Activities Used to scrambling last minute to pull together all the elements of your team events? Make 2016 the year you have a cohesive strategy and purpose for every event. From early announcements to fun icebreakers, mapping out your event in advance… Read more »

How To Create Team Building Activities That Don’t Suck

Team building can be fun or, quite frankly, can seriously suck. The difference between great team building activities and the “other ones” can vary based on your style and ideas but in general, following a basic formula for structuring a team building activity will help make sure your next activity doesn’t suck. And yes, we promise! Keep Team Building Activities Fun Fun may not be your only goal, but if it isn’t at least one of your goals, you might as well not have any goals. Placing fun prominently among your priorities can help make sure your attendees have a great experience—and leave with the right takeaways. From creating positive memories with team members to inspiring and invigorating individuals to return… Read more »

5 Key Elements of Great Music Team Building

Music team building is a niche but rapidly expanding corner of the team building industry. Supported by a mix of creativity and innovation, it provides attendees with a inspirational combination of key elements that (when done right) make for some pretty serious and amazing results. But achieving this kind of synergy and output isn’t without some “magic”—magic in the form of specific elements you need to make sure are included in your next music team building event. A Professional Musician As Facilitator There are plenty of organizers offering to host your next music team building event—but not all come with the awards and accolades that a professional musician brings to the table. Skip the second (or lower) tier offers and… Read more »

How To Ensure Innovation in Team Building Activities

Team building activities can range from the bleak to the awe-inspiring. The goal, of course, is to bring team members together in a way that inspires them to grow and develop as individuals and as a team, ultimately produces better, more meaningful results from the collective output. However, the extent to which any given team building activity recognizes success often hinges on the amount of innovation infused into it. If you want your team building activity to succeed, your best bet is to ensure innovation is a major pillar in your team-building plan. Avoid The Team Building Activities Rut We see a lot of groups attempting to break out of their team building rut in our daily journeys—and we know… Read more »

Positive Words That Begin With The Letter C

Confident, celebrate, contribute and, for us song writers, creative! Positive words beginning with the letter C leave a lot of options for use in your writings. Use them in a song, your next company email or even just your next passing conversation. 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

Why Public Speaking Is One Of The Most Important Skills

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

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

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 in Blog, Music Team Building

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

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