The very act of putting on the headphones seems to immerse people in the sound and it’s amazing how quickly that even the most serious seeming clients loosen up and really get into the activations more than they would were it happening though an out loud PA system.
This is no doubt partly because most people genuinely trying out something new but it’s also because the absence of other audio distraction lets people concentrate on the sound and loose themselves in the moment a bit .
As such these headphone activations can be more intense, unusual, personal and profound than when we do similar events out loud :
So after years of doing such teambuilding experiences, we’ve found that the best one: that can be done in the office, on your rooftop, or car park is:
A 45 minute dance activation lead by one of our experienced choreographers.
This is a lot of fun, as, after some warm up stretches and funny relaxing words from our activator, guests are taught a few basic moves and soon find themselves pulling shapes, laughing, and singing along: losing their inhibitions and loving the music and the moment.
Nothing too sweaty or strenuous but all done with inspiring enthusiasm and a good dose of humour by a bouncy engaging instructor. We’ve done this with clients like Investec and Old Mutual and have always managed to get even the most austere fund managers shaking their tush and loving it!
A 45 minute yoga, stretching, breathing session with one of our mellow yogis. Manageable yoga that can be done by complete novices without requiring lycra! The combination of calming music and the compassionate, amiable voice of someone guiding you through some gentle movements and mind relaxation might be a nice counterpoint from the rest of the guests’ conference day.