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Drum Up a Little Corporate Entertainment Excitement

Friday, May 16, 2014

Providing corporate entertainment , building morale and excitement can be a difficult task, especially in large corporations that can be impersonal. If you want amazing productivity and loyal employees it may be time to rethink how you provide certain benefits for them. It’s time to spend a little extra effort in corporate entertainment, away from work, in order to increase their loyalty, productivity and turn them into a brand ambassador. By building corporate entertainment excitement, employees are rewarded for their hard work and the corporate rewards are immediate.

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Building Morale

Gallup through corporate surveys estimated that businesses lose billions of dollars from their bottom line through absenteeism and lost productivity as a direct result of low morale. Even marginal morale differences between a highly motivated workforce and employees that are not dissatisfied can cause lost profits. Building morale can be a simple daily, weekly, monthly and annual task through simple and effective corporate entertainment events. Build these ideas into your routines to start building employee satisfaction, loyalty and motivation:

  • Recognize life milestones of employees such as Birthdays and weddings with a card or cake.
  • Keep them informed, sharing financial data that lets them recognize how bad choices could affect their position in the future.
  • Use open management by listening to employee’s ideas and recognizing them when you can implement one.
  • Make work life as comfortable as possible, with comfy chairs, mood lighting and the right tools for the job.
  • Encourage individual or group breaks for coffee, a brisk walk or other small activities. 15 minutes will gain your more in productivity.
  • Thank your employees with a smile, handshake and card publicly for the great work they have been doing. It will go further than impersonal cash incentives.
  • Search online for other ideas and implement them, changing tactics quarterly to keep the positive reinforcement fresh.

Exciting Corporate Entertainment

One of the best way to keep the morale of your company going in the right direction is rewarding departments, groups of employees or if a company-wide goal was met the entire company with a special event either during or after work hours. There are many ways you can incorporate Drum Beats Corporate Entertainment excitement into a departmental meeting, a corporate lunch, a Quarterly Social Event, or into your annual conference.

Drum Beats provides an uplifting experience that raises morale by instilling teamwork, self confidence, personal development and the good feeling that comes from great music and fun. Drum Beats can meet you at your business or at an outside venue for any type of uplifting get-together. Here are some ideas for boosting morale and confidence in your employees:

  • Informal team building meal with a Drum Beats meal rhythm partner.
  • Make this year’s Christmas party one to remember with Drum Beats themed parties.
  • Give your Annual Conference the heart-pounding, jaw-dropping experience no one is expecting.
  • Celebrate your employee’s achievements at an Awards night with a special Drumming celebration.
  • A small getaway retreat to build trust, morale and relationship with a special drumming circle that builds a cohesive bonding experience.
  • Establish stability after major changes with a change management morale booster.

Drum Beats provide corporate entertainment in Sydney, NSW, or can meet your group anywhere in Australia to drum up the perfect blend of exciting entertainment and morale boosting team building experiences that will have your employees motivated and discussing the event for months to come. Great corporate entertainment excitement can be invigorating, uplifting and boon to your productivity and morale. In fact, motivated and satisfied employees can often be your best brand ambassadors outside of work hours. We offer packages from small restaurant meetings to multiple thousand attendee conferences.

 


 

 

 

Lord Mayors Welcome

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Drum Beats Performs During Lord Mayors Welcome to International University Students


Drum Beats, the corporate entertainment and team building sensations, went back to school earlier this month with a dazzling performance at the Sydney Lord Mayor’s annual welcome for international university students. Taking place at the city Town Hall, the traditionally low-key welcome ceremony was transformed into a vibrant multicultural reception by Drum Beat’s unique fusion of intricate African rhythms, folk dance and acrobatics.

A team of seven Drum Beats performers used an electrifying mix of uplifting rhythms and excellent showmanship, with musicians and dancers working as one to get the crowd to their feet and moving in perfect synchronization with the alluring sound of traditional drums.

The African themed music and dance show was specifically chosen by the organizing committee for the event in an effort to provide a more multicultural, invigorating and energizing welcome for the city’s incoming alumnus than has been the case in previous events.

Known for their dynamic road shows, unique corporate team building events and sensational presence at weddings, parties and special occasions, Drum Beats taps into the rich universal tradition of using music and rhythm as tools of communication. Students in attendance at their honorary inauguration came from the University of Technology, Sydney, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Australian Catholic University, University of Western Sydney and TAFE NSW.

 

By promoting the beautiful tribal rhythms that are such an intrinsic part of African musical culture, to such a multi-faceted audience, the performance was also perfectly timed to coincide with the run-up to Australia’s National Harmony Day.

Rob Wines co-founder of Drum Beats said, “We were delighted to be invited to perform at the Lord Mayor’s welcome by the organising committee and excited by the challenge of reinvigorating the long standing event in order to connect with the students. Our music and performances are uplifting and invigorating. It is the type of music that can be felt throughout the body and the soul as much as it can be heard which made it perfect for such a diverse audience.

“The electrifying sound of drums never fails to instil a feeling of excitement and reverence, with the music acting as an international language that traverses age, race, social dogma and creed. It arouses an almost primeval instinct to dance and move, and peacefully bonds people in an atmosphere where social differences have no precedence.”

Drum Beats perform regularly throughout Sydney & Australia for corporate entertainment, at schools and other public venues and can be contacted on 1300 749 846 or via email events@drumbeats.com.au

 

Myth 5: We have the wrong age and social mix for an audience participation event.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Some event organisers are concerned that the audience just won’t “gel" and the event will fail as a result. To them we say:”Just have faith in the power of the drums and our specialist knowledge of audience psychology”. 

Event: Tullich Family Communities Awards Night
Client:
Tullich Family Communities
Attendees:
130 head office personnel, health professionals and village admin staff
Venue:
Trattoria La Vigna, Camden

Tullich Communities, who operate Durham Green and Blue Hills retirement villages on the outskirts of Sydney, are dedicated to creating a true sense of community in their facilities and among their staff.

When they engaged Drum Beats to perform at a function held to show their appreciation to their staff, Tullich management knew that a very mixed group of staff  would be present, including health professionals, administrative staff and hands on carers of all ages, but this was never a problem. “We stepped back and let everyone work together”, says Joint CEO Maurice Tullich, “ and Drum Beats truly made something amazing happen”.

“The drumming was so exciting and created a happy and fun atmosphere” recalls group physiotherapist Peter Locke.”People usually stick to their little work groups at a social event, but at this event everyone got involved in the activity. Everyone was equal.

    

 

Got any special needs or specific concerns about your upcoming event?
Please call Drum Beats on 1300 749 846 to discuss your particular needs and answer any questions.


Room for Thought

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The pop up 'Drummer Restaurant' is open this week Wednesday till Friday at 72 Erskine St, Sydney

 

The restaurant is part of the American Express funded Room for Thought project which through a facebook based competition provided an opportunity for people to realise their dreams across the genres of music, fashion & community. The winner of the community section Elle Formica had the idea to create the ‘Drummer Restaurant’ and raise  awareness of refugee issues through a more personal encounter. With the help of mentor Miranda Otto the restaurant has come to life.

The upper level has a Burmese theme & menu whilst the street level room has a Sudanese inspired menu which includes spicy goat stew with black eye beans, spiced orange syrup and pistachio cakes. During Breakfast 7.00-10.00am, Lunch 12noon-3.00pm & Dinner 6.00-9.00pm the Drum Beats musicians are adding the spice with African rhythms & dance.

 

        

Here is the link for Imagesof the event and for more information on the Drummer Restaurant check out the article in the Sydney Morning Herald and Facebook

Australia Wide African Countdown

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What a day!

With shows commencing at 1pm in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth & Brisbane the launch of Nutrimetics new incentive travel destination was a case of all hands on drums! (Nutrimetics is one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading skincare companies)

Following the countdown the drummers commenced & the African dancers burst onto the stage delighting the audiences with their energy & athleticism. As lunch concluded the interactive fun began, each participant had a drum or percussion instrument to play and the Nutrimetics Orchestras were born!

With the new incentive travel destination being South Africa, this was a great chance to bring out our ever popular African theme. Logistically the challenge was to coordinate the 21 musicians but as usual the guys were fantastic & drew a great response.

 

Check out the photos of the day

             

Adelaide    |    Sydney     |    Brisbane     |    Perth     |    Canberra     |    Melbourne

 

And here is what Nutrimetics had to say

"WOW what a successful event we had all thanks to the drum beats entertainment. All states came back with positive feed back on the entertainment and could not say 1 bad thing about any of the states.

I was in South Australia and they were fabulous!!! Jim was my contact and he was great, nothing was too hard for him. The level of professionalism and manner we were working with across Australia is something we here at Nutrimetics are looking for.

Angela, thank you for all your help coordinating the states. Your musicians were all easy going and ready to perform at the best of their ability with no complaints or drama. It's a relief to know that for the next events we do with drum beats we will be happy.

I look forward to meeting you both and also working with you and your team in the future."

Jenna Doumit - Meetings, Promotions & Events Coordinator