Clap Happy is the perfect ice breaker or energiser
Entertain your team and reinforce the benefits of teamwork, with a box full of rubber gloves and a highly-talented facilitator. Clap Happy is the perfect icebreaker or energiser, providing massive colour, fun and energy – guaranteed! It provides a huge blast of colour, fun and energy. Expect, laughter, clapping challenges and constant surprises in your fast-action session. Get a free quote.
Click on the video, below, to see Mark Hunter describe the activity:
Create a highly energised clapping orchestra
We start by issuing everyone in the room with coloured rubber gloves! Every colour follows a different clapping rhythm to create a colourful clapping orchestra.
Our expert facilitator will lead you all on a rhythm adventure that becomes a hilarious challenge, relying on coordination, focus, communication and team work.
We have three separate ‘clapping departments’ to create one percussive performance. We add lots of audience participation and unique facilitation to create a clapping crescendo.
One final surprise is all participants get to keep their prized rubber gloves.
Silly? Yes! Stupid? No! Every time people see those gloves at home, they will remember the activity, your event, and also the business messages learnt there.
Clap Happy is a great alternative to drumming and Junk Funk
Clap Happy was born out of returning clients who previously loved our drumming and Junk Funk options. Having experienced the empowerment and immediacy of group rhythm making, they wanted more but in another format. They saw the value in teams playing rhythms together to create a performance piece and how, with our own unique style, this left some unforgettable moments.
At the beginning of most of our rhythm activities, we often began with a rhythmical challenge that incorporated body percussion, counting and clapping. This was always a fantastic surprise opener and got everyone in the mood and also started to get teams to listen to each other more effectively. We simply took this mini icebreaker of our own and developed it into a standalone option – our Clap Happy event, which is now really popular.
Watch our Clap Happy video
Watch a video of a recent Clap Happy Event by clicking below.
Clapping using different rhythms from across the world
As we highlight in the activity itself, clapping is such a simple action that we often take for granted. We don’t give it a second thought normally but, when we look around the world at different cultures, clapping is an integral part of traditional music in many places.
We in the West tend to clap very simply along to the music we hear; 50 years of rock and roll have conditioned us all into hearing claps on what we call “the easy beats”. In contrast, countries like Spain, India and Africa offer us much more challenging and interesting options. In Clap Happy, we use different rhythms from across the world, all working together to create one sound.
The power of teamwork in action
Just like our other musical team events, Clap Happy requires each participant to focus on his or her own role but have an awareness of the other parts and how they all fit together. This is the perfect business metaphor!
Once we have the basic clapping technique perfect, we add dramatic sections to create a beginning, middle and end to the performance. Along the way, we demonstrate the importance of many business values, including focus, listening, supporting other members of the team and simply putting one step forward in an unfamiliar working environment.
By the end of the session, the room is always in fits of laughter and completely buzzing, and this is where we deliver the crucial message. All we brought to the room was one facilitator and humble rubber gloves. The laughter, sense of teamwork, goodwill and positivity that everyone feels was created by the participants themselves!
Clap Happy brings instant colour and energy to any event and works on many levels. From the sight of thousands of vibrant hands in the air at a large conference to a small group learning something unusual as an icebreaker, it really has been a winner for us for many years.
Clap Happy will fit perfectly into your agenda
We have perfected a way of distributing the different colour gloves to participants in any size of room – so that everyone will be gloved and raring to go in one minute! Each different colour of gloves denotes the rhythm that a person will play.
Clients love the fact that with just one facilitator required no matter what size of group, all this fun and teamwork in action can be delivered in a short space of time.
With no set up or clearing away required, Clap Happy fits easily into busy agendas and can be tailored to resonate with any business messages.
In today’s hi-tech world, with many new corporate activities relying on tablets, wi-fi and other equipment, there is something simple and distinctively human about Clap Happy.
Very cost effective…even abroad
Clap Happy requires only one facilitator to run the entire event. This has made it one of the most cost effective ice breakers and energisers possible. Arriving with nothing other than discreet bags containing rubber gloves, it is possible to entertain groups from as small as 20 people up to literally thousands – all with just a single facilitator.
This, of course, makes Clap Happy very popular in events abroad. With just a little excess baggage for us, you will secure a dynamic conference or team activity with little financial outlay.
Clap Happy is the perfect icebreaker or energiser
This 10-45 minute event will have everyone on their feet, working together and feeling energised. This makes the activity perfect for changing the mood or energy level of any event. Because this activity is so flexible, it can contract and expand into any time-slot. Even with the shortest of gaps in your agenda, we can still insert this instant surprise.
Use Clap Happy to reinvigorate the emotional dynamics of your event, for example before going into the next speaker, presentation or agenda item. Sometimes, the mood of a session demands that you take a break, lighten up or totally change direction. This is where Clap Happy fits best. It gives everyone the chance to relax, smile and leaves the next speaker a more alert and energised audience to work with. This is precisely the feedback we receive from countless clients we have worked with.
Our facilitators are world class at getting people involved and thinking differently about the people around them – just what you want from a team event. Their job is to walk the fine line of entertainer, performer, facilitator and event manager – all rolled into one.
Getting the audience to quickly buy into the activity and remain engaged takes special personal qualities. Our facilitators are entertaining and worth watching and are able to explain to your team the reasons why they are doing such an activity.
There are a few sections of our Clap Happy event where we require a helping hand from any extroverts in the crowd, and this is always one of the high points. Our facilitators know exactly how to manage these moments and inspire everyone else to get involved at their own level too.
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