Working the Catwalk as a Team – and I’m not talking about a Runway!

Working the Catwalk as a Team
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During my pre-teen to young adult years I was involved with Upper Darby Summer Stage – a local community theater program that has cultivated many talented performers and leaders. Lessons learned during those formative years are still used today.

I recently caught up with a friend from Summer Stage who is an international journalist living in the Middle East reporting in war torn areas. She shared that as an American, she is one of the few journalists allowed in more hostile areas because she has developed a reputation for being quick on her feet and thinking outside the box. She attributes her skills to lessons learned at Summer Stage.

When performing in a production, you have to work as a team with your fellow cast. The great lessons learned in Summer Stage didn’t always happen in front of the lights. Sometimes, the greatest lessons were behind the lights.

In my early Summer Stage years, I remember going up into the ceiling area – called the Catwalk – to set the lights for the current production ready to launch. With the lighting director, 4 of us would be spread out along the whole Catwalk which surrounded the 3 sides of the stage below. As a kid, this was SO EXCITING! I am being given responsibility, on a walkie-talkie, working with 4 other people to set the lights with the right gel/color filters and angles, to light the stage and actors, for the best effects.

Going into the catwalk, high above the ground, is the first memory of working with people I hardly knew, to accomplish a task that benefitted others before myself. I stepped out of my comfort zone, had to think outside the box and learned – That I can do ANYTHING – especially MORE with the support of a team.

Working with people can bring out many thoughts and feelings. Accomplishing goals together and getting to know one another builds foundations of support, strength and consistency. That consistency means retention of people who want to stay and work together because of the trust and respect built and maintained.

Rock Paper Team is a way to step out of your comfort zone, work with your team and get to know each other outside of your work roles. Building work relationships with people you spend a majority of your time lessens anxiety and increases productivity. Think of Rock Paper Team for your 2015 team building, training or conference for a fun, interactive experience that you won’t forget. Think outside the Box with RPT and take that bold step onto the Catwalk – TOGETHER!

Contact Dan at dan@rockpaperteam.com for more information.

Rock Paper Team is taking Team Building to a whole new level.

Team Building to New Level
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In this age of technology, it is easy to feel less connected. Rock Paper Team is about connecting people in the 21st Century – Face to Face. We can create competitive and non-competitive experiences. Plus we can facilitate workshops on a variety of topics using interactive activities to keep you engaged.

Rock Paper Team – What does it mean? 
– For corporate and educational groups it means getting back to your roots (Rock), getting on the same page as your brand (Paper) and getting clients and partners on board to succeed (Team)

We communicate through IM, FB, Tweets, etc – and sometimes the person we are sending these messages to is only two doors away. Rock Paper Team gives you experiences together to break the ice, build relationships and retain good people so your team can thrive.

– For weddings – Families and friends sometimes meet each other for the first time at a wedding for a loved one. Instead of feeling awkward, let Rock Paper Team create experiences that get everyone to know each other during the festive weekend. The Ring (Rock) brought the couple together. The Marriage License and Certificate (Paper) is the legal bond. Family and Friends (Team) coming to celebrate a couple’s BIG Day – make it priceless by creating an environment of familiarity and fun.

Destination Weddings or Wedding Weekends are very popular now because people move for work and are not in the same states they grew up with their families. Finding time to bring the families and friends together can create stress. Rock Paper Team will provide adventures which bring your loved ones together, mingling and laughing. Then at the reception, everyone is up dancing as one party, not on different sides of the dance floor.

Whatever your need or want to bring people together, think of Rock Paper Team. With over 15 years of experience, we are here to connect you with others for a Fun, Fantastic experience.

Contact Dan at dan@rockpaperteam.com for more information.