If your group is looking for a team building program like nothing you’ve ever seen before, take a look at this video! Concept Car Team Challenge is no miniature-car Scout event; the vehicles built are big enough for a team member to ride inside. Check out team drivers dressed in decorated jump suits like Evel Knievel, cars with their own quippy slogans, and teams chanting with pride. Find out who in your company is really ‘King of the Road’!
Our Catapult program contains a lot of impressive moments, including the launch-for-distance portion, where teams are using their custom-created catapults to send their projectile as far as possible, and the distance-and-accuracy portion, where team members are dashing around the playing area in an attempt to catch their team’s objects. A slightly less flashy, but equally important, section of the program is right near the start: when teams spend ten minutes looking over their supplies and available materials, discussing and planning their strategy.
All of the parts of Best TeamBuilding® and Corporate Events’ programs have a purpose – we never throw in filler just to take up time – and in this case the hands-off design phase forces teams to communicate, set goals, take inventory, and solve the upcoming task creatively. Not coincidentally, these are all vital when they return back to their company.
Check out this video of teams planning, building, and launching projectiles in one of our most exciting team building programs, Catapult!
Pool noodles and inner tubes are not a typical part of most office environments, which makes the Build-a-Raft Competition program featured in this video, out of the box fun! Perfect for a variety of water environments, this program helps teams discover skills they didn’t know they had, with unusual challenges and unexpected materials. Check out how much fun the groups are having!
Every time we facilitate our popular Bridge to the Future™ program, someone hears the explanation of what’s about to happen – that teams will be building sections of a cardboard bridge that will then be duct taped together and have a manned golf cart driven across it – and doubts it’s possible. “Cardboard isn’t that strong,” he might say. But when the group succeeds and the bridge holds up, it’s these very same people who often feel the most connected to their team; just as pieces of cardboard, when put together just right, can hold up a multi-ton vehicle, the individuals of the team, when put together just right, find they have bonded and can do just about anything. Check out this video!
“A successful team beats with one heart.” -Erin Howe
You might have noticed that more and more of the programs on bestteambuilding.com have that little yellow label beside them that reads “iPads®”. From our flagship high-tech scavenger hunt SmartHunts® (which uses the proprietary app we created) to culinary competitions like Fiesta Fun!™ and from our many charitable CSR programs to collaborative challenges like Catapult, we now incorporate the latest technology into what we offer.
There are numerous reasons this is a step in the right direction. It’s green (old-timey scavenger hunts can use a lot of paper and other resources, none of which are necessary when everything’s self-contained in one iPad per team). It’s streamlined. And most of all, it’s modern and fun! You can’t keep your team moving forward with outdated team building techniques, so we’re always developing, refining, and innovating what we offer. Welcome to the future!
From the moment we ran our high-tech scavenger hunt for the world’s foremost Destination Management Companies at the ADMEI conference in Montreal, glowing feedback has been popping up online. Here are a couple:
Jill Tate from Boston’s Corinthian Events wrote “SmartHunts® are so much fun! Opening with a SmartHunt® executed by Best Teambuilding, we were forced to make fast friends, explore Montréal (in beyond frigid temperatures) and bring back school supplies and warm clothing to be charitably donated.”
Padraic Gilligan, Vice President of Industry Relations at MCI and Vice President of Ovation Global DMC, MCI’s destination services division, called the SmartHunt “a brilliantly conceived scavenger hunt” and recommends it highly as “a great event and one that can bring immense value to a corporate or association event.”
We’re proud to prove to event specialists that our stellar programs make their jobs easier and their clients happy – and we’re glad they had a blast participating in our SmartHunt!
This past weekend in Montreal, hundreds of the world’s top Destination Management Companies gathered at the ADMEI conference, and we here at Best TeamBuilding and Corporate Events were delighted to host the kick-off for the entire weekend: our high-tech, fun-filled team building program SmartHunts®! It proved the perfect way to introduce attendees to one another, to the venue, and to the surrounding area.
Fourteen teams of DMC executives braved the cold weather (with wind chill, it was well below zero) to explore highlights of the historic city and take part in a wide variety of challenges, all led by our proprietary SmartHunts app on Apple iPads along with our experienced facilitators. Teams toured Old Montreal, The Underground City, Place des Art, Saint Catherine Street, and The Old Port, in addition to encountering Amazing Chase and A Minute 2 Win It-style stations along the way with customized event-related content.
Check out this video to watch those who plan incredible corporate entertainment be very entertained themselves by this world-class scavenger hunt, as they dance Gangnam Style, share personal stories, succeed at wacky physical tasks, face fun video and photo missions, and much more – all with unmistakable grins on their faces! We loved getting to show these professionals just what the largest team building company in America can offer.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford
At the very end of 2012, IMEX offered up its predictions for the big trends in events, meetings, marketing, and incentive travel and we here at Best TeamBuilding® and Corporate Events were delighted but not surprised to find that we are already ahead of the curve, implementing every single one of their predictions for what will be the popular best practices of the industry.
How so? Well, we love meeting planners and DMCs face-to-face to show them our innovative website and trademarked programs, for a start. And we’re ready to hop on the projected increasing numbers for attendance at corporate events with gamified fun, careful customization, our proprietary SmartHunts app, and a wide variety of socially responsible, charitable, and green options. As the article states, this all culminates in building credibility and trust, and we couldn’t be more proud to be on the cutting edge, leading the industry into the future!
“Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” -Vince Lombardi
Just how big can one our high-tech SmartHunts get? Prepare to be wowed. We have the technology – iPads, a proprietary app, and top-notch staff throughout the country – to handle upwards of 750 participants with ease. Recently, we facilitated a SmartHunt for 16 teams both on foot and using water taxis to play in Baltimore’s Inner-Harbor; our system tracked every team, on land and on sea! And when we recently were asked if Best TeamBuilding and Corporate Events has the capability to facilitate a SmartHunts program in 6 cities simultaneously, with all the teams competing and communicating in real time with each other, we knew the answer was yes, because we’ve already run incredibly successful multi-city SmartHunts. As the largest team building company in America, we’re proud to know that we can lead your teams to cohesion and success, whatever the size of your group!
One great way to jumpstart your team into new ways of thinking – and therefore a stronger bond – is to have them work together on something that at first sounds impossible. Check out this video: that’s exactly what this program is all about! With just the materials provided, like duct tape and PVC pipes, teams are expected to build a working raft, transport it to a body of water, and take their sea-worthy craft for not just a test run but an actual race. When you watch your teams succeed at a task that seemed so far out of reach, you’re also watching them gain confidence in their collaborating, which is powerful when they’re back at the office!