TEAM BUILDING Group Drumming ideas for businesses BIG and small

Drum up Business and you’ll Drum up Success!

Did you know African drumming is one of the most popular team building activities of all time?

Businesses big and small including fortune 500 companies like Toyota, Microsoft and BHP Billiton have jumped on board the percussive phenomenon and recognised drumming as a cutting edge tool for building teams, leadership training, and improving corporate wellbeing. And is it any wonder when ‘drumming together’ is simple, fun, accessible, and effective! A natural organiser and energiser; rhythm and music-making provide powerful metaphors for organisational culture, experiential learning, leadership, team work and group synergy!

Here’s a list of ideas and applications for corporate drumming:

  • Team Building
  • Ice Breaker | Business Networking Events
  • Conference Energiser
  • Team Incentives & Rewards
  • Leadership Training & Staff Development
  • Conference Opener | Closer
  • Meeting Refresher
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Corporate Family Days
  • Client Functions
  • Gala Dinners & Award Ceremonies
  • Motivational Non-Speakers
  • Staff Xmas & EOFYS Parties
  • Revitalise your Brand and your People
  • Drum up Business
  • Organisational and Cultural Change
  • Road Show
  • Creative Conflict Management
  • Product Launch & Promotions
  • Experiential Learning
  • Inspire Creativity
  • Boost Team Morale

Scroll down below and find out why…

Team Building

When we drum together, we work as a team – One beat at a time!

The best known and most successful companies have one thing in common: a commitment to team building. Group drumming experiences enable teams to learn together, develop team work and create momentum for sustainable organisational change. A natural organiser and energiser, rhythm and music-making provide powerful metaphors for team work that result in group synergy, shared purpose and a common goal. Because team building drumming requires the input of all team members to produce music, it highlights the interdependence of the team along with the importance of diversity within the team. Tune into the BIG BANG theory today and discover the very essence of what makes a successful team.

Ice Breaker | Networking Events

We’ll get your people talking!

The experience of drumming together helps remove social barriers in a non-intimidating, and fun atmosphere. Participants relax, gain enthusiasm and the necessary confidence to fully participate in the conference or later learning and networking activities. As well as fostering greater levels of participation in both small group, and whole group activities, the act of group drumming engenders an enhanced sense of well-being and connectedness amongst delegates helping them get to know each other better and provide a common experience to talk about. It also gives your speakers the perfect platform on which to deliver your message. An ice breaker doesn’t have to be time consuming. In fact good ice breakers can last as little as fifteen minutes and have a great impact.

Conference Energisers

Grab your delegate’s attention!

Start your conference with a BANG, revitalise tired minds after lunch, and wrap up on a high sending delegates home with a positive and memorable experience. Conference energisers are extremely important if you want your message delivered effectively. Keep people energised, entertained and focused by planning regular ‘mind breaks’ to stimulate productivity and contribution. Afrobeat guide you on a music making experience guaranteed to revive the senses, leaving delegates feeling uplifted, re-energised, motivated, inspired and ready for success.

Team Incentives & Rewards

Reward hard working employees & celebrate team success to the beat of the drum

Healthy, happy employees are more loyal, stay longer, perform better and are more efficient and productive! Boost company morale, reward your team and celebrate their achievements by making music, having fun, and relaxing together. The Afrobeat Group Drumming experience can be strategically designed and tailored to help you achieve your desired business targets and objectives, strengthen company vision and values, employee relations and team culture.

Leadership Training & Staff Development

If you can facilitate a drum circle, you can lead a team!

Afrobeat offer a fun and innovative way to teach leadership, communication, group dynamics, team culture and diversity in a safe and dynamic environment where participants can venture into unfamiliar territory, experiment and discover leadership skills and potential they never knew they had! Music and rhythm provide excellent metaphors for leadership and the drum circle provides a unique and dynamic vehicle for leadership training. Drumming together helps participants explore non-verbal and creative forms of communication not ordinarily used in other forms of training, challenging participants to lead and be led, explore elements of leadership and gain insights into the essentials of successful leadership that contribute to organizational success. There are always individuals who shine in this environment – whose leadership ability hasn’t been noticed at work!

Conference Opener | Closer

Open your conference with a BANG, or send delegates home on a high note!

Give your conference speakers the ultimate platform on which to deliver the company message, or send delegates home full of self, team and company belief, and a positive recollection of your conference. The rhythm ensures your message and content of the day will be remembered, talked about and shared long after your event.

Meeting Refresher

Revitalise and stimulate tired minds!

Keep your people energised and focused by planning regular ‘mind breaks’ at your planning and development, meeting or training day. Drumming together leaves participants stimulated, relaxed and receptive, inspiring participants to get out of their comfort zone, think creatively and have fun together. Get people moving, help release tension, improve communication, cooperation and patience, increase productivity and contribution, and enhance listening and creative problem-solving in this surprise team building activity!

Health and Wellbeing

Worker happiness translates to profit!

Reduce stress, boost immunity, increase productivity, worker happiness and staff retention… ALL to the BEAT of the drum! For businesses big and small, it’s increasingly important to enhance the individual and overall business performance of your company making for a healthy, happy and motivated workforce who will take your business from good to great. It’s no secret that driven, passionate employees are more interested in going that extra mile for your business, remain loyal, stay longer, perform better and are more effective and productive! Qualities that bode well for profitability and client satisfaction, and set the stage for exemplary customer relationships. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out the savings and rewards for your business!

Corporate Family Days

Unbeatable, interactive and Family-friendly!

Group Drumming is a great tool for bringing people together and developing relationships quickly. Drumming together helps break down social and professional barriers, inspiring a sense of connection and fun in this captivating all-ages activity. The satisfaction, joy and immediate gratification of making music together is immediate and infections and will have your team and their families raving about it for weeks to come!

Client Functions

Beat out a message of thanks and gratitude for your clients!

Consolidate long-term relationships between the company and your clients by giving back to them in a unique, positive and memorable way! Drumming together is the perfect interactive gift – a unique, unforgettable and joyous celebration to welcome, acknowledge, validate and value your clientele for their contribution and support of your business.

Gala Dinners & Award Ceremonies

Add the WOW factor with the beat of the drum!

Reward your people with an unbeatable surprise interactive drumming show! A dynamic, colourful and theatrical spectacular, the Afrobeat experience captures the immediate fascination and delight of audiences, who to their surprise are invited to take up a drum of their own and join in! With every beat, enthusiasm and excitement build as delegates begin to sense the power of their individual rhythmic contributions! Before they know it, the unsuspecting audience have become performers rather than spectators and the group dynamic and team spirit begin to emerge. Within minutes, Afrobeat have your team beating out rhythms of unity, creating musical harmony and an outstanding theatrical performance!

Motivational Non-Speakers

Motivate and inspire ‘teamwork’ without a single word being spoken!

Our people are passionate! Afrobeat make motivation easy because we LOVE what we do – it’s obvious and infectious! Our Team embody the essence of teamwork and the very values that you aspire to achieve for your own organisation or team. Experience for yourself how ‘drumming together’ can inspire collaboration, communication, connection and team spirit, boost company morale, inspire passion, and get your message delivered effectively. Making music together requires teamwork, and provides real outcomes and sustained benefits for your people (transferable to your workplace and to each individual). It’s inspiring, FUN and the most talked about team building experience you’ll ever do!

Staff Xmas & EOFYS Parties

Celebrate team success!

Celebrating success is key to recharging your team and keeping spirits high. Recognise and celebrate individual performances and acknowledge staff when they achieve. Drumming together is contagiously FUN, involves everyone, energises the group, rewards and acknowledges individual contributions, and inspires team spirit. An unbeatable celebration guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Revitalise your Brand and your People

Use the beat of the drum to unify your people and your brand

Inspired employees can work wonders for your brand and your business success. Unify company cultures after a merger or acquisition, roll out new company values, share your vision, company message, team culture or brand strategy to the BEAT of the drum.

Drum up Business

Capture the imagination of your people!

The African Drummer was the first Journalist to bring news and information to the masses. The beat of the drum communicated a special message, community event, celebration, or helped organise communal work activities. In African villages, the beat of the drum is a call to the people. It can help you and your business generate interest, get people talking, spread your message, announce your entrance, attract business, build strong relationships, motivate, energise and empower.

Organisational Culture & Change

Through music-making, a community and its culture are born

Team Building through music is building strong corporate communities. The rhythms of the drums are a call to the people providing a short cut in communicating a shared vision, a medium for the transmission of shared values, team culture, deliver an important message, roll out change, and celebrate success – the very tapestry of organisational culture. Drumming together can orchestrate a powerful shift in the energy and focus of your team, transform your company potential, the meaningfulness of your work and the quality of the client experience. It allows participants to see themselves and their colleagues in a new light and can serve as a catalyst for continuing the theme in the organisation.

Road Show

Drum roll please! Roll out new company values, announce change or create a buzz

Afrobeat is the perfect accompaniment to a road show, product launch, promotion or campaign tour. Extend your company spirit to the furthest reaches of the country and the smallest branches of your organisation. A ‘Drumming’ road show is FUN, memorable, ensures everyone shares the same experience, delivers your message effectively, and creates excitement.

Creative Conflict Resolution

Launch your conflict resolution strategy to the beats of unity

Drumming together requires in-the-moment focused awareness that releases feelings of tension, mind stress, and negativity. An inclusive, instant feel-good activity, it helps participants build valuable skills for processing and communicating and channeling emotions as well as improving their overall mood and work efficiency. Drumming together levels the playing field, breaks down barriers that hinder growth, releases constricted energy and communication potential, and allows participants to review themselves. The positive energy and environment of trust and openness, clarity of thought, and positive communication that results is the perfect platform to launch your conflict resolutions or anti industry bullying strategy.

Product Launches & Promotions

Launch your new product, message or brand to the beat of the drum!

Drumming together commands attention, ignites the imagination, and infuses new energy around your product, message or brand, creating a buzz among existing customers, enticing new customers, and ensures a lasting customer relationship based on trust.

Experiential Learning

‘Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand’ Confucius

Businesses big and small have begun the process of transforming themselves into Active Learning Organisations. When we drum together we create a unique microcosm for learning that provides a common language, experience and story which can be related back to the workplace. Drumming together provides a space where all participants are equal in their knowledge about the task, are able to experience changing requirements for success, and encouraged to take new risks, try on new roles and make mistakes in a safe environment; review themselves, their leadership, problem-solving skills, teamwork, communication, and change management; and serve as a catalyst for continuing these themes in the organisation.

Inspire Creativity

Inspire camaraderie and creativity while you engage in learning a new skill together

Drumming is one of the few activities that unlocks and integrates the two hemispheres of the brain (left and right). Rhythm itself has the ability to loosen, free and set things in flow, stimulating creativity, developing focus and concentration, inspiring logical processing for problem-solving, and employing a balanced approach to ones thinking and development. When your team hear the rhythm of the group drumming and contribute their beat, they are listening and playing, receptive and creative at the same time.

Boost Team Morale

Revive deflating team spirits and re-ignite a sense of purpose

Drumming together inspires a sense of connection and celebration, as participants open themselves through contact with music. Drumming together provides participants with an instant sense of joy, accomplishment and gratification boosting confidence, employee enthusiasm and positive morale, and gets people to feel good about themselves by creating an atmosphere of fun, success, and being part of something special.

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