Conference Team Building Events Should Be Easy

Conference Team Building Events Should Be Easy

Arranging a strategy day or all hands meeting that includes conference team building can be a stressful challenge. When you go to the time and trouble of getting everyone together in one place, it goes without saying that it needs to go well.

Throw in a ‘visionary’ leadership team, temperamental venue managers and an itinerary packed tighter than a tin of sardines and you have a recipe for sleepless nights for any poor soul tasked with doing the organising…. should I even mention having to still do your day job at the same time?

Then, with 4 weeks left to go you the hear the words, “Perhaps we should do a conference team building thing after lunch? Can you find us a few options?”.

“Where do I start?” you cry.

“Half-naked Māori?” – not sure.

Cocktail making?” – not after last time.

“Laser Tag?” – too scary

“Can the venue accommodate us?”

“Do we have the time in the agenda?”

“What if I bring in a complete clown, the team hate it and the whole thing makes me look silly?”

“What if they don’t turn up?”

“Aaaaarghhh!!”

Stop stressing about organising conference team building!!

It may actually surprise you to hear that there are people out there who actually make their living from doing this stuff.

Think about it.

If we never actually slept because of worry, never actually turned up and ruined conferences wherever we went, we wouldn’t have had a business for 22 years and wouldn’t have survived a global financial crash and a COVID pandemic.

We’ve survived because – shock horror – we do this all of the time. We’re very practised at it. We’re good at it. Our feedback is excellent and, whenever it wasn’t as good as we expected over the last two decades, we learned, adapted, and improved.

How to make conference team building easier?

We’ve found that gaining a genuine understanding of your business and your people really helps us to come up with the right team activity for your cohort. This is why we always look to get started with a chat with you.

Our team chatting directly with your venue directly really helps us to take the burden off your shoulders as well. If we need a couple of extra tables or access to a field, you shouldn’t have to be worrying about this! In fact venues can be so stressful we’ve even started to offer a free venue finding service.

When it comes to turning up – arriving during a morning break (even if the team building session isn’t until after lunch) helps you to chill and relax in the knowledge that we’re there (even if we aren’t needed yet).

Providing a managed conference team building solution means you and your organising team have the choice of enjoying 90 minutes off or getting involved and enjoying the team building session as a participant without any thought of event management.

Us delivering the event personally protects you from being embarrassed. We don’t want to promise you something that we can’t deliver and then stand there on the day and feel like complete plonkers because we’ve let you down.

We’ve done this team building thing before.

Now what?

In conclusion. When you get saddled with organising the conference team building session – on top of everything else – don’t go it alone.

Don’t undervalue your own time, get someone who knows what they’re doing to do it.

You don’t need to recreate our 22-year team building business (with all the hard lessons we’ve learned over the years) from scratch just for a onetime event.

Let us leverage on our experience, build on your ideas and tailor one our proven team building events to blow your people away.

As a litmus test, you should enjoy the experience with your colleagues or at least have the time to be preparing for the next presentation.

Don’t make it needlessly hard for yourself.

For you as organiser, slotting team building events into your next all hands / strategy day or conference should be easy.

Just get in touch! Get started…

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The session was a huge success – thank you!

NHS Spokesperson - Art Factory Team Building

A great set of events to help keep spirits up and teams connected during lockdown. Especially appreciated the flexible and creative approach. Many thanks.
Adele Cox
Excellent fun and fully engaged activity, completely loved it ???? Thank you so much.
Himabindu Vutukuri
I thought the event was excellent - informal, fun & very engaging!
B. A. Nimmo
I really enjoyed the exercise and was honestly quite surprised at just how engaged with the activity I became.
Richard White
Enjoyable virtual event. I liked the theme and imaginative art class to make it a fun group event.
Conor Morris
A very entertaining experience... we had to make decisions and work together. And we also got a sense of achievement - I can’t draw and produced 2 decent superheroes. An excellent activity.
Elizabeth Donachie
A great event which made was a lot of fun! At first I was nervous to try the task but by the end I wanted to do more!
Lisa Redpath
Enjoyable event and well run, enjoyed our 3 hours with EML.
David Rodman
Good afternoon of activities and being in the winning team topped the day, thank you for the prize.
Adrienne Cousins
Many thanks to Neil and Ruth for leading our virtual team building exercise... Many laughs were had while scrambling to collect the twenty items...!!! The Murder Mystery was my favourite and my team winning was the icing on the cake. The Haka showed how uncoordinated we are but the laughs ...just proves what an enjoyable experience we all had.
Suzanne Mitchell, Beckton, Dickinson & Co
Our team really enjoyed the event - they are already asking when we can do another!
Karen Wilson, Zhero
The EML virtual team building event was well organised and entertaining. Tasks were interactive and challenging in a fun and relaxed environment.
Brandon Lee Maharaj
It was fun and I loved the energy this brought out of us as a team.
Clinton De Klerk
Great and fun team-building event. Enjoyed!!!
Christopher Dahwa
Perfect. From initial enquiry to event day. I’m really pleased with the session. We had a short meeting pre activities and then 4 fun team games. The event staff were really helpful and professional all the way through.
James
EML delivered a great virtual training afternoon for our new Graduates, Undergraduates & Apprentices. Everyone found it to be a fun and engaging afternoon.
Victoria Goodwin
Super fun virtual event, the team are friendly and entertaining. Thank you so much Neil and Jon.
Joynab
Thank you EML for a great virtual team building Christmas party. Everyone had a great time and this virtual option created a great opportunity to stay in touch with our colleagues and have some Christmas fun. I've received lovely feedback from staff - they really appreciated the event.
Sue Quick
Thanks for organising and facilitating our online Christmas social. I've had some great feedback from the participants and it was lovely to do something together even though we couldn't meet face to face.
Michelle Hammersley
Great fun, thank you.
Simon Elkins
Well organised and good fun - many thanks to EML Team.
Mark Roberts
Great fun, engaging and well organised :o)
Belinda Mitchell
Thank you so much for organising a very interesting and fun event... it gave staff an opportunity to work together in different ways and helped to develop our team skills. I'd recommend similar online events to other organisations.
Isla Boadle
Great fun had by all. Both inclusive and engaging. We will be looking to use EML again next year.
John Williams, ECCTIS

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