One of the most common requests from enquiring clients is, “Can a drumming session totally revitalise and change the atmosphere of my event?” This is because many conferences and meetings comprise long agendas with many speakers, often tackling difficult and challenging subjects.
Introducing a team activity can lighten the mood or change the direction of an event to give everyone involved time to reflect, relax or simply recharge.
As an extreme example, only this week we were asked to provide an energiser to bring new energy to the room after a very serious presentation. Following a sober and graphic account of what the local helicopter air ambulance service actually faces each day, delegates saw traumatic images and heard first-hand accounts of recent real-life situations from the pilot.
Then it was us on stage next! Walking the line between being utterly respectful of what had gone on just before and understanding the need to lead the room in a new direction, we successfully managed to change the focus and mindset of the audience within only a few minutes.
Whilst defiantly not forgetting the gravitas of the last presentation, participants allowed themselves to have some fun and be lifted by the power of drumming together.
Irrespective of the type of content on an agenda, we have found that DrumPulse sessions never fail to be totally positive and practical additions.
From observing conference audiences over many years, I strongly believe that interjecting energisers at strategic points in the agenda can ‘reboot’ the listening capacity of the audience. Typically, delegates can only absorb so much PowerPoint and verbal information – no matter how expertly presented – before information begins to wash over them!
If the activity in question can relate, or provide a powerful metaphor, to the content of the day, then that is even better. This is what makes drumming such a winning choice for corporate event organisers.
By bursting into a room, playing on cue, we provide a startling wake up call to any group. Before the audience has time to take a collective breath, we flood the very same room with drums for everyone.
The entire room, environment and audience expectations are totally changed within the first minute, and we haven’t hardly even started!
Our facilitators’ unique styles, antics and use of humour have become our trademarks around the world. Our facilitators never fail to keep participants enthralled as they effortlessly become an amazing drumming orchestra (or boomwhacker ensemble).
By skilfully combining entertainment with rapid learning, we disarm, build trust and create stunning results with our novice orchestra. The powerful combination of hearing, seeing and feeling provides a highly stimulating experience.
Throughout the session, participants are full of energy and alert, with faces beaming. This results in a much more receptive audience going into the next section of the work agenda.
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