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!

Charity Miniature Golf Course Build™: Video of the Week

You’ve never seen a charitable corporate event quite like this! Check out the video of teams creating innovative golf course holes (out of goods that will then be donated to a worthy cause) and then playing their way through them all. It’s a spectacular way for your group to flex their creativity, show off their mini-golfing skills, present their ideas, and feel great about their social responsibility. Plus, we include iPads, which means teams can capture video and photos throughout, answer challenges, and get real-time scoring. It’s the only game of golf where everyone wins!

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!

Crime TEAM Investigation: Video of the Week

Looking for a high-stakes corporate event program? Nothing’s more dire than murder! Of course, no one has actually been harmed in the making of Crime TEAM Investigation, wherein participants solve a (fake) crime using advanced technology and interpersonal sleuthing. With evidence galore and a plethora of options as to whodunit, teams are immersed in an interesting and engaging puzzle. It’s exciting, urgent, and spectacular at creating stronger connections between participants! Check out this video!

A Pat on the Back

Sometimes, it’s nice to take a moment and assess.  How do we know that our carefully-crafted programs are the best corporate events offered anywhere?  We listen to what our clients have to say!

And, since we want everyone to know the quality of what we deliver, we share that feedback publicly at http://bestteambuilding.com/Pages/testimonials.html. Recently, we’re delighted to have been called “nothing short of fantastic,” “a huge success,” “a terrific hit,” and “so meaningful.” We’ll continue to strive to exceed expectations every single 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.

It Takes a Great Team to Help Other Great Teams

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” –Maya Angelou

We want to highlight our incredible team this week and point out a few things about this ever-growing collection of smiling faces.

First, part of the reason we don’t charge travel fees is that we have folks throughout the entire country trained and ready to exceed expectations.  Can you spot the Las Vegas sign?  The beach?  From palm trees to snow-covered evergreens, the backgrounds of these photos show that our team is coast to coast and everywhere in between.  Second, there’s a wide variety of people, every age and hue, and it’s thanks in part to that diversity that we can offer the most well-rounded, broad-spectrum programs anywhere.  It’s the strength of our team that means we can truly help others’.  These smiling faces look forward to working with you!

Chocolate Factory: Video of the Week

The cocoa bean, basis for most modern chocolate products, has a rich and varied history, including purportedly holding central importance in the ancient Aztec culture as both currency and an offering to deities. Our Chocolate Factory program gives teams the opportunity to not only learn more about chocolate, but to serve up an offering of their own: an architectural creation made entirely of chocolate that forges collaboration with their fellow participants. It’s a fun and delicious corporate event!

Best Corporate Events and SmartHunts® Hit the Big Apple!

“New York, New York! A helluva town!” –Bernstein, Comden, and Green, authors of ‘On the Town’

SmartHunts, our high-tech scavenger hunts featuring an Apple iPad for every team, are spreading! As part of our partnership with Planet Hollywood® and Buca di Beppo®, SmartHunts® are now available in Las Vegas… and the one and only Times Square in the heart of New York City!  Whether it’s sightseeing throughout the area and running into celebrity look-a-likes who help you on your journey or bonding with the Godfather’s ‘family,’ these programs are unique, full of energy, and incredibly fun! Plus, they actively make teams better at collaborating and sharing information.  We’re proud to offer SmartHunts that include dinner and drinks at a star-studded location, right in the heart of the Big Apple!