Last Wednesday, we had two Human Beatbox events and I thought I would feature them this week in our blog to highlight how versatile this vibrant team activity can be. First of all, I’m sure most of you know what beatboxing actually is but just in case…
Beatboxing is the art of recreating drum machine, synthesizer and multi-rhythm sounds all from the human voice.
Our world champion beatboxing artist never fails to totally stun any audience with his ability to create, from thin air, a world of urban beats and musical sounds.
The first working environment he found himself in was a 600-person conference where he delivered an energiser! With only a 20-minute segment, the brief was to engage everyone and ultimately have the entire room working together.
After the short introductory performance, our beatboxing master dropped the bombshell that it was the audience’s turn next! Participants then all learned the basic sounds and techniques, instantly creating one huge conference room drum machine.
Upping the challenge further, teams in different parts of the room created separate parts of well-known R&B hits songs to create an incredible singular performance.
The second event later that day was very different. We had 90 minutes to fill and very specific team messages to get across.
When the 25 participants found out that they were not having another speaker and standard PowerPoint presentation but a multi-award winning beatboxer, there was a huge cheer!
After everyone had mastered the basics, we divided the group in two and set each team the task of creating a performance that would include a rap, their new beat boxing skills and anything else they could artistically muster.
We reconvened to watch both amazing performances and to ultimately thank the group for being brave and trying new ideas with gusto.
This exciting team building option is perfect when you want to highlight just what is possible if you commit, trust and jump into any new creative possibility. Human beatboxing requires no equipment or set-up of any kind. Our expert beatboxer simply walks on with a microphone and you have a room full of sounds like you cannot believe.
Human beatboxing will have your group, big or small, sounding very different and trying something new. Amaze your team!
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