Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]
Build a Motorcycle to Build Your Team! Bike Build Chicago, from Preferred Vendor Moto Guild, is the perfect out-of-the-box experiential learning, team-building activity to motivate, empower, and create camaraderie among your employees. The event is set up to explore better ways to work together through an out-of-your-comfort-zone task that is both challenging and rewarding once the [...]
Photo Credit: Tommie Hansen via creativecommons.org Should I Really Admit This? How to Find Common Ground at Networking Events I belong to a private club in downtown Chicago. It occupies a regal, historic building. Membership requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, three letters of support from current members, and an ability to shoulder a monthly [...]
Jodi Whitlock of Corporate Event Interactive tells us about how their team got started, where she likes to vacation (don't forget the wine!) and what's coming up for CEI. What made you get into this business? CEI began as a traditional event planning company. We quickly discovered an affinity for the teambuilding and interactive part of [...]
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Catalyst Ranch is staffed by an incredible team of quirky characters known as Ranch Hands. Ranch Hand Spotlight is an occasional blog series that invites you to take a sneak peek behind the scenes. Creative Juice readers please give a warm welcome to Ranch Hand Tatiana Green, who was recently promoted to Assistant Morning and Special [...]
Noitavonni…. Say what? That “word” is innovation spelled backwards. Now try spelling creativity out loud, harder than you thought right? Having a backwards spelling can be a good brain teaser exercise to use before the initial start of a meeting. It throws people for a loop a bit and really gets those wheels spinning. Assignment: [...]
What in the world? Here is an icebreaker that brings out creativity and imagination from your meeting attendees. All you need is some old magazines and glue to create an out of this world person. Silly facial expressions, dog tails, robotic legs…. The sky is the limit. Assignment: Put together a person using various body [...]