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Simple and Easy Tips for an Effective Icebreaker

One of the main goals of any event or gathering is for the audience to be engaged, right? Ice breakers provide an effective way to have your crowd interact and have fun before the main session of your event begins. They help us buy into the experience and ease any...

Cancel, Postpone, or Reimagine

Yesterday was a historic day in light of what’s happening in the world. Major sporting tournaments and seasons were suddenly canceled, theme parks closed, races postponed, and lifestyles were altered. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the way that we, as human...

Episode 40: Be A Willing Follower

 “Willing followers are an enormous blessing to leaders." Regardless of our title or position, most of us spend the majority of our time as a follower. In this episode, Sean takes time to explain how followers' contributions are a huge blessing to leaders. Together,...

Episode 39: Go Slow to Go Fast

  “Sometimes you have to go slow, so that later you can go fast."   We all want to achieve our goals in our personal and professional lives as fast as possible! In this episode, Sean discusses four key steps for maximizing success and saving time in the long...

An Icebreaker for Every Event

Have you ever felt stuck when it comes to creating an engaging experience with your group because you felt hindered by the type of event you are putting on? We know that's a difficult place to be! We also know how it feels to sit in a chair at an event and feel no...

Episode 38: Establish A Relational Culture

 “Be aware of the way that you treat people, because it matters." The way you treat people matters not only in your business, but in your everyday life. This episode, Sean will discuss how leaders can be ice breakers or fire starters. What kind of leader do you want...

Celebrate the Little Things

Imagine a workplace that celebrated the smaller holidays like we used to celebrate them in elementary school. Many of us remember exciting days in school like Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and St. Patrick's Day. As a kid, we looked forward to the fact that the day would...

Episode 37: Avalanche vs. Glacier

 “In business and leadership, slow and steady wins the race every single time.” Many of us know what happens in Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare. Sean takes a spin on that famous story in this episode as he discusses how leadership can be like an avalanche...

Escaping Mega-Cringe Icebreakers

What immediately starts going through your mind when you hear the word icebreaker?  Maybe it’s the dreaded question sequence “tell us your name, where you’re from, and share an interesting fact about yourself.” An interesting fact? What qualifies as an interesting...

Episode 36: The Importance of Starting Strong

 "How you start something often affects how you finish it." First impressions are everything, and here at Elevate, we focus immense time and energy into celebrating and welcoming our new hires well. Why? Because you never have a second chance to make a first...

Employee Onboarding Experiences

Wind in Your Sails This blog was written by Katherine Longmuir, Elevate’s Spring Content Development Intern, a Senior at Kennesaw State University.  As a second semester senior and a girl wired for planning, my mind is always thinking down the line to what is next. I...

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Looking Forward

Do you catch yourself saying, “remember when we used to do this?” or “things are so different now?” Frankly, it’s hard not to consistently think about the days when we could leave the house without a mask on or go into a crowded restaurant and not think anything of...

5 Tips for a Productive Meeting

Whether in-person or virtual, the way you structure your meetings should be well thought out and strategic. In order to maximize your meeting time, your meetings should feature elements of fun, important updates, and accountability. The way you incorporate these three...

5 Events to Help Grow Your Business in 2020

Nobody could have prepared for what we have faced so far in 2020. However, we can choose the way we look at the situation. We could look back on this time and remember fear, panic, and loss, or we could look back and see a time where we stretched new muscles and...