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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“This is the third time I have used EML for our annual One Supply engagement day (90 Associates) they are professional, helpful and supportive, their proposed team building activities are fun, engaging and inclusive of all. Would highly recommended.”

Marc Ledger | Production Manager | Lavazza

Professional, knowledgeable and friendly team to work with from beginning to end. Thank you for making our day a great success!
Caroline Greenfield | Aramco Overseas
You actually listened to the criteria I asked and followed up with a call to discuss options, out of 4 contacted no other company did that.
Michelle Duberry | Galliford Try
Really enjoyed working with Jon, Ruth and the team, exceptional customer service and support, would definitely work with you again.
Nicola Newman | The AA
Great day had a wonderful time thank you to all the team for making it such a successful event with many happy memories.
Mark Hoggard | Depuy J&J
Very professional and engaging company to work with. Great ideas and energy on the day resulted in some excellent staff feedback.
Jenny James | RoSPA
Just a big thank you again for a brilliant date. So well organised from start to finish and the team on the day were all amazing. Everyone had a great time and the feedback has been brilliant.
Laura Heaton | Hazlewoods
We have had lots of positive feedback from many members of staff. They really enjoyed all the activities and felt that it allowed them to have fun and to get to know colleagues better. Thank you!
Sonia Johnson | Bracknell Forest CC
Brilliant facilitation, really understood our needs and worked with us to create something amazing. Feedback from staff has been really positive. They were engaged, and it really did support us in our messaging. Thank you!
Clare Salerno | Saints FC
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
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 | Croudace Homes
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 | GKN Aerospace
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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