DeadlineSep 27 2013
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This indoor, competitive team building program focuses on time management and communication skills as your group works in teams of investigative journalists to get the story.
Your group is divided into teams of investigative journalists trying to get the story on a murder. However, there are several obstacles to solving this mystery, the main one being… TIME. You must question every one of suspects in a limited amount of time if you are going to make your DEADLINE! Which newspaper will scoop the rest? The one with the reporters that have the best communication and cooperation skills.
This team building mystery can work either with or without a meal.
- Time Management
- Cooperation and Team Work
- Communication Skills
- Problem Solving
- Group Awareness
- Improved Morale
- Decision Making
- Goal Mapping
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A room large enough to seat your group at tables of three to ten persons. One flip chart for each team.
DURATION: This program is flexible and will last between 2 to 4 hours depending on your schedule, your goals and the size of your group.
GROUP SIZE: 9 – 100 persons
DEBRIEF: An optional debrief on team work, communication and group problem solving is available if you so choose.
CSI TeamSep 27 2013
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Your group works in teams of forensic investigators to solve a murder. Your criminologists must examine the evidence, interpret clues and evaluate information, while trying to beat the clock before the criminal escapes. Here’s what your teams of Crime Scene Investigators can look forward to experiencing: crossing the yellow tape to conduct a hands-on crime scene examination and collection of evidence; fingerprint analysis; microscopic fiber examinations; firearm analysis; suspect interrogations; a mind bending murder mystery; and they will even perform an autopsy! How will they fare at separating the valid information from the insignificant? How will they do at interpreting the data? Can they put the pieces of the puzzle together? What strategies work best for this particular investigation? How effective are they as a team? And how does the team arrive at a decision? While the CSI Teams are conducting their examinations, so too are they being examined! CSI Team, the team builder that puts everything and everyone under the microscope.
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Strategic Thinking and Planning
DURATION: 2 to 4 hours in length depending on the size of your group.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: 2 private rooms; one is the lab and requires tables and chairs for all your participants; the second room is the crime scene and needs to be large enough to accommodate one team at a time.
GROUP SIZE: 4 – 100 persons
Corporate America’s IdolsSep 27 2013
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This team building program has your group competing in teams in a talent competition. The program can also be a Community Outreach Program by performing at a local seniors’ retirement or nursing home.
Your group works in teams to write new lyrics to a well known melody. They are randomly assigned the subject matter of their song and the melody. Some pairings may go well together, for instance a team might randomly get the song “I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends” and the topic they randomly select may be “cooperation”. Perfect! Then again, they may get the melody “Wild Thing” and the topic “communication”. What do they have to do with one another!? Not much but it will be fun to see what they can come up!
Every team gets the same items: a boom-box, a recording of their melody, an envelope containing their randomly assigned topic, pens and paper, and a limited amount of time to write and rehearse their song. EVERYONE on the team must perform as this is a team effort. Teams are judged by the panel of three, either our comedic performers or three of your staff, whichever you prefer, and one team is declared Corporate America’s Idols.
- Fun Morale Booster
- Creative Thinking
- Presentational Skills
- Trust Building
DURATION: Anywhere from 2 hours to a full day depending on your schedule and the size of your group.
GROUP SIZE Between 6 and 200 persons.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A large room with a performance area or stage. Break out rooms are ideal for the rehearsal process but not absolutely necessary. This program may also be facilitated outdoors.
Add-Ons If a group has the budget the following items can be also be included:
- a musician
- a band
- lighting effects
- video recording of the performances
- post-performance debrief
- panel of comic judges
COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPTION: Want to give back to the community and make this a CSR program? There are a lot of philanthropic team building programs with benefits for children but few that offer anything for the elderly. You can give the residents of a seniors’ nursing or retirement home a few hours of entertainment and laughter by bringing your talent show to their location. It’s a win/win. This fun, memorable event is a morale booster, a wonderful employee appreciation program and a great way for groups to bond. It’s also a great way to reach out to a segment of our community that is sometimes forgotten and neglected, and it makes for a great morale booster for them too. The program becomes even more interactive for the seniors group when you give them the power to vote. The judges will have input but the audience will vote for their favorite performers and ultimately decide which team wins the title of Corporate America’s Idols.
If you would like to learn more about Corporate America’s Idols or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at email@example.com or (978) 525-2019.
Close Encounters of the Worst KindSep 27 2013
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Team building murder mystery designed to take place during a meal. Someone has murdered the guest speaker and your guests work together to solve the mystery.
This team building mystery is designed to be a surprise for your guests. You have told them a famous person is going to speak during the meal (pick any celebrity you like… Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Donald Trump, Oprah, Bill Belichick… Who would your group like to hear? ). Unfortunately, the celebrity speaker is abducted on his/her way to the function. A witness says she saw bright lights in the sky just before the celebrity vanished. Enter the FBI Agent (our standup comedian) who begins an investigation into this “paranormal” mystery. And let’s face it… this show is perfect for your group because they are anything but “normal”!
HOW IT WORKS: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind is designed to be performed during a meal. Each table works as a team to collect clues, question suspects and solve the mystery. Like our other dinner theater mysteries Close Encounters of the Worst Kind starts during cocktails, continues through the meal and ends about an hour after desserts have been served. It includes an opening scene before the meal, a closing scene where the audience tries to solve the mystery after the meal, and a lot of audience participation, live music and interaction with the characters throughout the meal.
GROUP SIZE: 30 – 200 persons
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: Any private dining area large enough to accommodate your group.
DURATION: Aprroximately 2-3 hours.
TESTIMONIAL: “On behalf of the planning committee and the entire staff here at NESPIN, again, just wanted to say thanks for yesterday’s murder mystery. …you all did an excellent job. The live music was a nice added touch. You guys are the talk of the office today… It was good to see the employees laugh so hard at themselves and your presentation.” ~ New England State Police Information Network (Note: That’s a pretty good review for a murder mystery especially given that the audience was comprised of police detectives and law enforcement support staff.)
If you would like to learn more about Close Encounters of the Worst Kind or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 525-2019.
Christmas in KillarneySep 27 2013
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Come join pub owner Blarney Stone for an Irish Holiday celebration as he reminisces about his childhood home in Killarney and the village characters that haunt his memories. There is Mickey Malone who got his wife an electrolysis appointment for Christmas only to be told that in a drunken stupor he’d married a donkey. Paddy Murphy the butcher who, when asked by a customer if he had a sheep’s head, responded, “No. It’s just the way I comb me hair.” And Tim Finnegan who failed at chicken farming when he planted them too close together.
THE INGREDIENTS: Christmas in Killarney has three key ingredients. There’s the music. Bring your spoons and play along to all your favorite Irish tunes. Of course it’s Christmas so there’ll be plenty of Holiday tunes as well. There’s the comedy. Blarney’s tall tales of Killarney will keep you laughing. But the most important ingredient of all is the audience participation. Audience members are asked to bring a story about a Christmas memory. It can be a touching story of family reunion; an uplifting story of a particularly happy Christmas; or an outrageous Christmas story such as the time Uncle Wally had a couple too many pints and burned down the tree. Of course, if anyone wants to propose a toast, dance a jig, or sing us an Irish one… this is your chance to be in the limelight!
HOW IT WORKS: Christmas in Killarney is designed to be performed during a meal. The first scene takes place before dinner as Blarney shares a number of amusing anecdotes about his home in Ireland. Throughout the meal there is music. After dinner the audience is invited up to sing, dance and tell their stories.
DURATION: The show runs the length of the meal plus one hour (approximately 3 hours).
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A private dining area large enough to accommodate your group.
GROUP SIZE: 15 – unlimited
If you would like to learn more about Christmas in Killarney or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at email@example.com or (978) 525-2019.