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The Goldilocks Rule for Events

One of the most popular English language fairy tales ever known, the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, became known in its present form as far back as the early 1900s.  When the little girl goes for a walk in the forest and enters a house, she finds three bowls of porridge.  In the […]

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Optical Illusions Help with Change Management

“Optical illusions such as magic lanterns taught the Victorians what to trust. What can they teach us today?” asks history professor Iwan Rhys Morus. It all has to do with paradigms, he says, sets of things of things that everyone (or at least every scientist) agrees on at any given time. When we change paradigms, […]

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Team Building That Takes

The good news and the bad news for corporate employees when it comes to teambuilding programs: those programs are designed to persuade people to change, and people generally dislike and fear change. In fact, according to Nancy Duarte, author of Resonate, “While the notion may ruffle some feathers, all presentations have a component of persuasion […]

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Corporate Team Building Beyond the Bullets

“You must seek the proper balance between message and material,” caution Ray Anthony and Barbara Boyd in Innovative Presentations for Dummies. The authors bemoan the fact that “modern presentations lie trapped in a “black hole” of text-heavy slides read by presenters.” Engaging presentations they caution, must combine creativity with  technology. Finding a good balance between […]

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Teambuilding Through the Transitions

“It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions,” observes internationally known consultant and author Dr. William Bridges. Change, he explains, is situational, while transition is psychological process people go through as they come to terms with the details of a new situation. Here at Corporate Events Indianapolis, we know. Often, when a […]

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Corporate Team Building Do’s and Don’ts

In late 1968, the Vietnam War peace talks were stalled for ten whole weeks.  Why? The two sides couldn’t agree on the shape of the negotiating table! “That’s not as silly as it sounds,” comments Mental Floss. “Furniture influences how people interact within in a room.” Corporate team building is hardly a silly matter to […]

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Thinking Fast and Slow

There are two basic systems by which our thoughts process information, explains Nobel prizewinner economist Daniel Kahneman in Thinking Fast and Slow. – System 2 represents the conscious, reasonable self that has beliefs, makes choices, and decides what to do. – System 1 is automatic and unconscious, operating automatically and quickly with little or not […]

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Getting to Know You is Key

Self-awareness is key for high-performing, adaptive teams, teaches the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. On the Mind-Tripping team at Corporate Events Indianapolis, we couldn’t agree more. In fact, quite often, our mission at an Indianapolis corporate events is to help teams do what the Cornell study calls “build mental structures that […]

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