Operation Military Care: Video of the Week

Operation Military Care is one of our most heartwarming corporate event programs. Why? Not only do participants form strong teams by collaborating on challenges that culminate in the creation of care packages for servicemen and women who typically would not otherwise receive them, but also they are surprised by a military representative who speaks about the importance of the day’s actions. We often hear that there wasn’t “a dry eye in the house” because everyone was so moved, which is important because of the impact it has on the groups to know that they can truly make a difference as a team.  This program is a powerful reminder that philanthropy is worthwhile.

Corporate Events Go Green

“We all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future.” –John F. Kennedy

The web page for every program we offer here at Best Corporate Events includes a section called “Eco Elements” which details the ways in which it’s green. For example, all materials used might be reused, recycled, or donated. Or we may be able to theme the entire program around an eco theme. The biggest way in which we’ve upgraded our offerings, though, is by including iPads! Since the trivia questions, assembly instructions, and other information are now all on the iPads instead of printed; popular programs like Bike Build Donation and SmartHunts are entirely paperless.

When you’re looking for a team building program that fits your company’s needs, don’t neglect to consider whether your selection includes consideration for the planet.  Ours do, and we’re proud to explain how on every program page!

Expect the Unexpected

“No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible BE the unexpected.” –Lynda Barry

One of the most exciting aspects of our SmartHunt programs is the interaction with celebrity look-a-likes. In fact, injecting a dose of unexpected excitement is one of our trademarks, whether it’s real medals at the end of a competitive event, twists that improve collaboration during a professional development program, or amazing creativity during a team building challenge. Our corporate programs are incredibly well designed and delivered by seasoned facilitators – so clients get the results they’re seeking, every time – including laughter, surprise, and fun!

At a recent trade show, we extended this philosophy to our booth. There in front of our giant 7-foot iPad (featuring dozens of our programs) was Cap’n Jack Sparrow, one of the many actors on our roster of personable, talented performers available nationwide to enhance our programs. So take a look at what Best Corporate Events has to offer: you could find yourself dancing with Pee Wee Herman, dining with the Godfather, or boxing with Rocky when you least expect it. You never know!

Fiesta Fun!™: Video of the Week

Very few corporate events end with all the participants happily munching on delicious chips and fresh guacamole, sipping on sangria, and enjoying other culinary delights, but here’s one that does all that and more! The Fiesta Fun™ program has proven time and again to be a grand time for everyone, as you can see in this video of teams singing, snacking, chopping ingredients, and receiving medals for their top honors. It’s a gastronomical, astronomically good time!

Competition to Collaboration™: Video of the Week

When you watch the video of this Competition to Collaboration™ program, pay particular attention to how unabashedly engaged every single participant is in the activities. We’ve carefully designed each challenge to involve all team members. The more they excel at the task at hand, the more spectacular it is when the big shift comes mid-way through the event: teams have to share best practices with others, positioning their former competition to beat the previous shortest successful time or high score. When engaged teams share detailed strategies with other engaged teams, real bonds are forged, and all participants learn first-hand about skyrocketing together.

Chili Cook-Off: Video of the Week

Did you know that many of Best Corporate Events’ most popular programs now include the added high-tech element of Apple iPads for every team without additional cost?  It’s true!  With Chili Cook-Off, that means our spicy southwestern culinary competition is now even hotter, with our proprietary application enhancing the fun with text, audio, and video.  Check out this video, with teams having an absolute blast wearing cowboy hats, preparing their recipe, performing jingles, crafting clever displays, and receiving medals for the top teams’ success.  With or without the technological upgrade, Chili Cook-Off is undeniable fun with team building that really works!

Top Ten Events

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” -John C. Maxwell

Clients often ask which programs are our best sellers, so we’ve launched a new page on the Best Corporate Events website: Top Ten Events!  It features our most popular events – with links to their individual pages containing full descriptions, videos, and requirements – and will be updated every six months with the latest data.  Looking for team building programs that have been honed to perfection and truly work?  You’ve found them!

Harnessing the Power of the Team

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” -Ryunosuke Satoro

On those days when it feels like no amount of effort will get you to your goals, it’s wise to consider the power of teamwork. Just as one single drop of water makes next to no impact on rock but a strong and cohesive stream can carve through mountains, making use of the strengths of those around you can exponentially increase your impact.  At work this might mean holding a brainstorming meeting to find solutions to get past a roadblock.  At home it might mean each family member’s chores play to his or her strengths.  And everywhere, it means that building a true team, with everyone pitching in towards the greater good and the agreed-upon goals, is smart.  Of course, to that end, we here at Best Corporate Events and TeamBuilding suggest any of our dozens of time-tested programs, proven to build team morale, trust, and cohesiveness!

Great Dining® Competition: Video of the Week

When teams are tasked with developing a recipe, competing with their colleagues for the best taste and presentation, suddenly everyone is engaged and energized. Check out this video, where 650 participants decorate, design, cook, present, and cheer! We can adjust the Great Dining® program to be as simple (just cold appetizers or tapas, perhaps?) or as complex (how about a full gourmet seven-course meal?) as your location and schedule allow, so it’s always a perfect fit for groups seeking a fun and delicious corporate event!