It's been a pretty big week for us as we delivered one of our famous grand Corporate Boomwhacker Ice Breakers to 400 delegates at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon. I am proud to say that myself and my team
really seemed to have nailed the whole logistical process for these events. It still requires a good few hours of prep - but this stuff really pays off on the day.
Before an event of this scale we meticulously plan the logistical operation of getting 800 Boomwhackers handed out to everyone within seconds (everyone gets two each).
We plan which colour Boomwhacker is going to be played where, using a big plan of the auditorium and then prepare and label everything so our team know exactly where to put everything when we arrive.
It is a laborious process but it means that on the day we feel calm and organised and can concentrate on creating an amazing session of Boomwhacker magic with the client.
All good! Nothing could go wrong could it? Well not quite.
Despite a wonderfully organised operation, there was a little adventure the night before. At 23:00 we arrived at the Swindon Premier Inn and the man at the desk said ‘Ahh you’re our last guests! And you must be Mike?’ My name is not Mike. This was not looking good. Anyway after I gave my booking reference, it seemed that our rooms were booked for the following night instead of the night we actually needed it! The man at the desk was wonderful and was so good at making me feel like I'd done nothing wrong and it was all the Premier Inn's fault – this might have been debatable! He rang round every hotel in Swindon and found absolutely nothing - all booked. 'Perhaps there's an inn keeper who might have some stables with a manger!' It was only when I was contemplating sleeping in the van (much to the distress of my team) that Zoe found a place 10 miles out with her IPad. Not only did we all get rooms that night, but the hotel was brand spanking new and really comfortable beds which were particularly zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Don't know what the event the next day would have been like if we had all slept in the transit! One thing’s for sure – we would defiantly have exhausted all the coffee at the venue! But fortunately we arrived the next day refreshed and ready to go!
The Boomwhacker session was an absolute cracker – it always sounds fantastic in a theatre auditorium, as these venues are designed to create good acoustics.
The message for the Boomwhacker Session was ‘As one team we are stronger’. The delegates definitely showed their strength as one complete team. As a result of everyone participating, a complex piece of rhythm music was created within minutes. It is amazing to witness what can be achieved with the Boomwhackers when a really big group all work together. Great things really can be achieved when everyone participates - as one team, people really are stronger!
Thanks to my team - Justine, Barry and Laura and Zoe who made such a great Unbeatable Energy team.
Special thanks the fantastic Steve at the Premier Inn Swindon who was so helpful and accommodating in a moment of crisis – and also to Zoe and her very useful Ipad for browsing laterooms.com!
Create a fantastic Ice Breaker for your next big conference event with Boomwhackers.