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Month: August 2012

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford

We are delighted to announce that Best Corporate Events will be a part of this year’s IMEX America in Las Vegas, one of the world’s premiere exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings, and events. For the entirety of the three-day convention, you can visit us in Booth #2223.

Roy Charette

One of our extraordinary Managing Partners, Roy Charette, will be presenting in The Inspiration Center on October 10th at 11:30 am. The Center, in a space sponsored by the Convention Industry Council, showcases insightful workshops about the cutting edge of the meetings industry. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our facilitators have seen some simply incredible breakthroughs at Medal Games programs for corporations throughout the country.  From desk-bound executives finding physical skills they never knew they had, to quiet introverts giving full-throated cheers when their team beats their best time at an event, the memorable moments are many.

What we often hear, though, is how genuinely touched the winning teams are to receive actual medals colored bronze, silver, and gold.  Standing before their peers as a medal on a ribbon is placed over each of their heads in recognition of how spectacularly their team connected, came together, and aced challenge after challenge?  That’s what they tell us really sticks with them, even when they’re back at their desks, and we couldn’t be more delighted to hear it.

More about Medal Games.

During one of our SmartHunts® programs in Washington, D.C., a team following the hunt map on their iPad® wound up in a mall. Their first challenge was to shoot video of someone using one of their company’s products.

Find Paul Blart: Mall Cop SmartHunt challenge

They looked around, and then one of their sharp-eyed team members started pointing and shouting excitedly in the direction of a rather rotund mall cop, who was holding one of the walkie-talkies their company makes.  As soon as they started shooting video of him, the man noticed and strode over, suspicious.  “Give me that,” he said gruffly, insisting that they let him hold the iPad so he could see what was on it.

They complied and started to explain about the high-tech scavenger hunt they were on, but fell off into silence when they saw what the cop was angrily staring at.  To the left of the video screen was a list of challenges the team hadn’t gotten to yet. The very next challenge was to videotape someone who looked like Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

As a few team members quietly giggled, the cop solemnly handed back the iPad, growled they should “leave the premises immediately,” and pulled out his walkie-talkie to call for backup.

The team won the Best Clip Award for videotaping themselves getting chased out of a mall by a cop who was using their company’s own product!

More about SmartHunts.

In a recent Bridge to the Future program, when we opened by telling a packed conference room of 500 people that they would be building a 215-foot bridge using only cardboard and duct tape, they laughed.

When we told them we were going to drive over their completed bridge in a full-size golf cart with their CEO sitting shotgun, they gasped.

When we told them our Bridge to the Future program would end with all 500 of them standing on the bridge at the same time, they finally realized we weren’t kidding.

You have to check out this video!
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Bridge to the Future
is another trademarked program of Best Corporate Events – the leader in innovative corporate events.

Welcome to our first official blog post! As the largest team building company in America, with extraordinary program designers and facilitators from coast to coast, Best Corporate Events has a wide variety of stories, insights, industry news, innovations, and anecdotes to share.

This blog will serve as a repository for the collective knowledge of our team as we deliver team building and corporate events, organize charitable programs, dish out culinary events, teach professional development and monitor SmartHunts across the country for groups of 30 to 2,500.

 

image001Best Corporate Events is a member of top associations, including ISES International, MPI, Site, and ADMEI. We are yearly sponsors of ADMEI’s annual conference, at which our CEO, Scott Flynn, was a keynote speaker. We always keep our finger on the pulse of the industry, so we’ll be musing on the latest trends in corporate events and team building. Our passion is making sure that your team returns to work rejuvenated, inspired, and communicating better than ever!

We look forward to sharing the cutting-edge tips, hilarious moments, and useful tidbits that are a part of how we ensure our Best Corporate Events are constantly evolving, growing, and exceeding all expectations. And we look forward to conversations with you about how this has improved life for your team!

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      Keynote Speaker is an often-misunderstood term associated with simply a motivational speaker, breakout speaker, industry expert, etc. Most professional speakers are not actual trained Keynote Speakers, who are specialists, therefore in much lower supply, and in higher demand.

      Keynote Speakers are experienced, professional communicators who engage an audience, capturing the essence of a client’s meeting. They are able to highlight it to their audience while simultaneously delivering their own key concepts and proprietary content in an entertaining and impactful way. Most companies understand that this specialization is very much worth the time (around an hour) and the investment.

      In order to capture the perfect essence, a Keynote Speaker spends the necessary time researching a client’s industry, their issues, and their audience to craft a customized presentation into a unique and distinctive moment specifically for the client’s event.

      As a top Keynote Speaker, Tom Leu strategically uses compelling storytelling, humor, powerful visuals, audio and video clips, and audience participation elements to weave an impactful message into your event in a fun and memorable way. Tom can also pair his Keynote with Best Corporate Events programming, laying a foundation and setting a tone that best prepares participants for maximum engagement in the forthcoming team events that day.