Team Building with a Grossest Foods Party

I remember back in the fifth grade my math teacher would celebrate every quarter with a “Grossest Foods” party.  The idea was simple–people would bring in various desserts or snacks, as well as lesser enjoyed foods such as anchovies, and you would then eat dessert by mixing and matching the foods.  The person to eat… Read more


Warm-up Your Audience by Conducting a Symphony

One of the easiest ways to get an audience engaged and energized at the beginning of a presentation is to conduct a symphony.  Simply put, you use the separate sections of the audience saying different syllables that, when combined, sound out the title of your presentation. Here’s what you do: Step 1: Tell the Audience… Read more


How to Host an Improvised Talent Show

Hosting a talent show at work is a great way to build a community, have some fun, and give individuals and teams a different kind of recognition.  But what if you don’t want to spend the time it takes to get a talent show up and running?  Or what if you have an organization-wide meeting… Read more


How to Host a Work Talent Show

One of the most impressive things about the people I work with is the talent that they have.  And I don’t just mean at the work that they do, but in what they do outside of the corporate workplace.  I’ve met with people who can sing, dance, perform magic, race cars, and build furniture out… Read more


Build a Community by Starting a Lunch Bunch

The office I work at in New York is an interesting mix of organizations and people–it is the melting pot for 4 recent acquisitions and some long-time company employees. As can be expected, the culture and sense of community has been a little disjointed. In an effort to build relationships and help everyone get to… Read more