We have a new boomwhacker video, below, to show just how effective this musical energiser can be in large or small group situations. In this session you can watch below, not only do you see the delegates having instant fun and interaction with each other, you can also hear the simple, but relevant, commentary from me.
Aside from all the antics and laughter, there is method in our madness. Every part or section of the experience is there for a reason, be it to highlight leadership skills, presentation skills, courage, trust, silo thinking or learning styles. All this and more is going on alongside the hilarity of everyone creating a musical piece together. Click on the play button below to watch the video.
On the one hand, boomwhackers provide an uplifting and exciting music-making challenge but, at the same time, there are so many obvious parallels with how people or teams learn and work together in business. This is why it’s so popular and we find ourselves in taxis, planes and trains all over the globe carrying large bags of plastic tubes to conferences and meetings!
In the last few months, I personally have been travelling across the world delivering our unique boomwhacker sessions. I’ve travelled to Bangkok, Northern Ireland, Prague, Qatar and many locations in between. We have also delivered countless events all over the UK.
I have been twice in sizzlingly-hot London this week where boomwhackers are a very useful event solution. Unlike spacious county estates or conference centres where making a little noise within your room isn’t a problem, in crowded London hotels where different meetings can be all around you, it can be. Boomwhackers are no louder than your group clapping so are looked on very favourably by possibly-concerned venues.
The format that delivers our 100% success every day is something we are very proud of and has taken over 15 years to distill and perfect. This is really what is behind our confidence in saying that any group will have a fantastic and unique team event with us. Like almost anything in team building or development, it’s not just the message, vehicle or tools that create a powerful memory; it’s also the personal connections and human sensitivity felt by all participants.
The most common business goal we have with the activity is getting different groups to understand how their department fits in to, or affects, the overall company. Everyone likes to feel needed and believe their work is making an impact. Letting a vast group feel the pride and power in all stopping or starting together perfectly as one can be incredibly powerful. Business messages demonstrated with boomwhackers can often be more readily accepted and understood than a standard speaker standing in front of a Powerpoint slide presentation.
When we facilitate a boomwhackers session, we try to strike the perfect balance between entertainment and business values, all by playing these wonderful plastic tubes!
Before an event, I personally love standing in the lift surrounded by my big mysterious boomwhacker bags since everyone around me is bemused at what could possibly be in them. Sometimes, when I do tell them that it is “simply 400 plastic musical tubes about to become a fully-integrated, high-performing, multi-departmental creative organisation… in under 40 minutes” they still don’t believe me!
If you want to see, feel and hear a boomwhacker event yourself, please contact us.