Challenge 1: 300 participants need a 2-3 hour group activity
300 participants need a 2-3 hour program to help them engage in a fun group activity that will enhance [the] company's new objective: “empowerment.” POSSIBLE CAUSES CEO decided a new direction More of the team is working from distant locations
ACTION: Rock the House » An interactive group activity songwriting event featuring a 6-piece band which then breaks your people into groups that write songs about innovation and empowerment. Have the lead team sing a custom written song about your theme.
Challenge 2: Leadership program needs team-building event
Leadership program needs team-building event that is part of the program’s menu. 100 different participants every 3 months. POSSIBLE CAUSES Banking industry giant wants to develop high potential leaders Consulting group wants to brand their program by offering something different. After so many mergers & acquisitions, different functions need to network and find out what’s happening in other parts of the bank.
ACTION: Blues Interactive » 100 attendees are split up into 10 groups for group activities. FTM engages with blues interactive for innovation and creativity Attendees write blues songs about their challenges, perform them with our band and come away energized with a new perceptive. Quite often a dance party organically happens directly after event.
Challenge 3: Need something to give life to a conference
Creative director, producer, HR needs something to give lift[e] to [a] conference. POSSIBLE CAUSES Sales Conference Unveiling new product line Awards ceremony
ACTION: House Band » 4-7 piece live band provides a “Late Night Band” format, with play on and offs for speakers. Creates an air of excitement with innovation and slick production. Custom rewrites or original songs.
Challenge 4: Get high-level executives into action Get high-level executives and their direct reports into action. They think they’ve seen everything. POSSIBLE CAUSES Merger or change initiative Feeling the pressure from the market New leadership wants to start off with a bang ACTION: Beyond The Blues » Blues Interactive group activities followed up by engagement of the participants to jump start innovation and proactive changes Work force Energized and with an action plan in their pocket
Challenge 5: HR team needs to show their chops HR team wants to position themselves as players at the decision-making table at large corporation. POSSIBLE CAUSES Need to show their chops and step out in a different way Team members frustrated—feel they can add more value to the company ACTION: Team Jam » Intimate, revitalizing 2-day group activities offsite Revamping team charter, reinventing themselves, and stepping outside the box Subgroup songs on critical innovation and strategy issues Team brand song that defines new culture; share with internal clients
Challenge 6: End your conference with a bang After 3 days of speakers and breakout sessions, event organizers know they’re going to be ready for something else. POSSIBLE CAUSES Excessive PowerPoints Cup is full Connection happening on some levels, but could expand ACTION: Dance/Reception Band » Hot band for final night banquet Get ’em out cuttin’ the rug and connecting Time for fun and celebration A few inspiring performances from the Face The Music breakout session to get things started with a bang
Challenge 7: Communicate Your Innovative Initiative You’ve got an innovation and communication initiative and need to communicate by being innovative. POSSIBLE CAUSES “We’ve talked about this many times before.” Pipeline is drying up Losing talent to more original-thinking companies ACTION: Keynote » 30- to 90-minute keynote with cutting edge content Great sense of humor while opening the crowd to their own possibilities as innovators Music keeps it flowing, and helps participants reframe their own assumptions
Challenge 8: Sales Conference needs to make a splash!
Sales Conference needs to make a splash! POSSIBLE CAUSES Launching a new product Sales team with talent wants something competitive and fun American Idol has everyone wanting to get onstage…
ACTION: Rock Star » Talented individuals that choose to perform are rehearsed before the event. When it’s showtime, they perform onstage for their colleagues with the Face The Music band. This can be done in a competition or in a concert type of format. The energy and support the audience gives their colleagues onstage is phenomenal.
Challenge 9: Leaders want something to capture the event
POSSIBLE CAUSES Need a cool takeaway Want to keep the learning alive Hold participants performances for ransom ACTION: Record it » Using state of the art digital recording. We can provide CD’s, MP3’s or DVD’s of your event.
Challenge 10: Communicate a powerful message Communicate a powerful message. Stand out from the noise of all the other information being communicated to the target audience. POSSIBLE CAUSES Video alone is dry Want a unique way to launch new products Help workforce deal with change ACTION: Custom Song Services » Basically, we write a song about your theme(s), work with you to refine it, record it, and deliver it in any format you want. The finished product is a great way to communicate a powerful message to employees, customers, clients, vendors, or the press. “If a picture's worth a thousand words, then a really great song is worth a million.”