Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Admins Eat Cake

To celebrate Administrative Assistants Day, a Bay Area genetic research and development company, decided to add some fun teambuilding to their menu, literally. TeamBuilding-Unlimited arrived at their luncheon loaded with cake, tools, icing, sprinkles and more, so the Admins could Have Their Cake and Eat it Too! What a creative group! They had to incorporate their company, their manufacturing facility and their team into the final building and decoration.

The final cakes were absolutely beautiful, and they tasted great, too! You can Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Texas Roadhouse Roadtrip in San Francisco

While companies are canceling their out-of-town meetings, Texas Roadhouse was in San Francisco last week for five days of fun! G.J. Hart, CEO of Texas Roadhouse, says it's crucial to business--to reward employees, get some work down, and have a good time together. TeamBuilding Unlimited/Murder on the Menu didn't participate in the event (sadly), but it was great to learn that our fellow entertainers, event planners, caterers, and hotels were able to participate. Go here for the video.

Face to face meetings, incentives and special events are critical to good business.

Chocolate Stimulus Package for Tough Times

I sent out a Chocolate Stimulus email yesterday to my clients about TeamBuilding Unlimited's Chocolate TeamBuilding programs. In addition to all our other creative interactive team building and entertainment, we also do so many types of chocolate events: Chocolate Scavenger Quests, Chocolate Challenge, Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too! and chocolate tastings! I also have a chocolate Blog, DyingforChocolate.

Now's the time to reward your team with TeamBuilding Unlimited's chocolate teambuilding programs. Great for Admin Week, Morale Building, Icebreakers and ReOrgs. Our teambuilding events motivate active participation, generate enthusiasm, improve communication ... and are fun. Great ROI!

"When the going gets tough, the tough eat chocolate!"

Monday, April 13, 2009

Change is Inevitable

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Meetings, incentives, conferences and special events need to reinvent themselves to meet the challenges in today's business community. TeamBuilding Unlimited has done that. Have a look at our redesigned website.

We've also rolled back our prices to accommodate new budgets, but we haven't compromised on quality. We've even increased value and your ROI.

Each of our programs is customized to meet the needs of your group. We include the theme of your meeting/event, agenda, goals and objectives, jargon and buzzwords and specific participants. Nothing off the rack from TeamBuilding Unlimited.

Keep America Meeting. Meet Face to Face.

In the meantime, connect with us on LinkedIn (Janet Rudolph and Frank Price) or follow us on Twitter (@janetrudolph)

Are you a chocoholic? Check out DyingforChocolate, Janet's chocolate blog.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Don't Blame the Business Trip

Ben Stein in the NYT on 3/21/09 had a great article. Basically, it was don't blame the business trip. Business travel is not the enemy. Business meetings: not the enemy. Yes, it's hard to see government money being given to entertain bailed-out companies in a lavish way, but the problem is that that animosity toward ill-advised travel has led to fear in business, and business people have been cancelling meetings left and right to forestall criticism.

Business meetings are not a waste of time. They're often necessary. It's important to have Face to Face meetings, especially now as so many companies are setting new goals, having reorgs and more. Read the entire article. Meetings cannot be replaced by mass emails and teleconferences. Now's the time to get together and meet!

TeamBuilding Unlimited can help you facilitate your meeting or add team building to your meeting. We will incorporate your goals and objectives, agenda, jargon and buzzwords and specific participants, thus reinforcing the purpose of your meeting.