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icebreakers for college students

Icebreakers for College Students

At the start of a new semester, some college students may feel anxious or overwhelmed, especially if it’s their first time living away from their parents’ house or they’re joining a student organization or club. Moving into an unfamiliar environment and making friends can be intimidating, especially for natural introverts. Icebreakers are a fun way for people to get to know each other, spark a sense of rapport, and make lasting friendships that enhance their college experience. Icebreakers and team-building exercises are perfect for

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How Fast Do Ziplines Go?

Though you may think of ziplining as something people only do on vacations and corporate retreats, it also provides a healthy, affordable escape from daily stress. These days, everyone could use a break from their responsibilities, and unique experiences are one of the best ways to improve your mental well-being. Ziplining quite literally changes your perspective by allowing you to see the world from a bird’s-eye view – all against a breathtaking backdrop. If you’ve always been curious about ziplining and wondered about trying

5 minute team building activities

5 Minute Team Building Activities

In any group setting, it is important to prioritize a healthy group dynamic and a strong sense of teamwork. When you are working closely with others at the office, you’ll usually need to achieve ambitious goals together. Partnering with peers who value communication, relationship building, and teamwork can make this process much more pleasant. Research furthers this claim, stating that 97% of workers and employers point to poor team alignment as a predictor of the outcome of their goals.1 Team-building activities can give supervisors

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What is an Adrenaline Rush?

You’ve probably heard people talk about getting adrenaline rushes after experiencing something exciting, scary, or thrilling. Perhaps you’ve even felt them yourself, but didn’t exactly know what they were at the time. With any great adventure comes a release of feelings and hormones that make you feel invincible. It can be nerve-racking, however, to commit to trying new things and experiencing an adrenaline rush without knowing what to expect. If you’re curious about an this sensation and want to prepare yourself for one, stick

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Fun Things to Do with Coworkers in Nashville

Did you know that bonding with coworkers outside of the office creates a positive, more productive environment? In fact, one study shows that employees who feel isolated in the workplace can lead to a 21% decrease in overall production.1 Although team meetings and in-office games are steps in the right direction, there’s no replacement for an out-of-office event. Employees can let down walls they put up in a professional setting, connect on a more personal level, and create memories outside of the office than

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What You Need to Know Before Ziplining

There’s a lot of excitement around ziplining, and understandably so. This thrilling adventure will quite literally sweep you off your feet and take you to new heights. You’ll be able to face your fears, make lasting memories, and see the world from a new perspective! Before you jump right in, it’s important to prepare yourself for all of the things that this adventure entails. Keep reading for our top tips before ziplining and find out how you can show up fully prepared. Zipline Safety

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Summer Activities for Kids

Entertain the Kids Before Back-to-School Summer is winding down, and for many children, the school year is about to begin. By this point, it’s easy to run out of exciting ways to entertain your little ones. Here are a few of our favorite summer activities for kids, plus some info about why you should opt outside. 5 Reasons to Get Outside In an article for Harvard Health, Dr. Claire McCarthy offers a list of reasons for increased outdoor time for kids. 1 “Here’s something

Nashville Trip AND More...

Nashville Leaders Vow To Make “Wheel Of Fortune” Dream Trip Happen

When an all-expenses-paid trip to Music City USA was denied Wheel of Fortune contender Kristen Shaw, Nashville-based adventure company Adventureworks and hospitality leaders came together, determined to have the contestant in Music City. Early Friday morning, while Twitter and national media outlets argued over the rules governing one of America’s most beloved prime-time game shows, Adventureworks’ L.J. Whalen wondered how a city known for its community and Southern hospitality couldn’t let Ms. Shaw visit the country music capital of the world. Kristen Shaw lost

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Build Your Team: 8 Fundamentals of a Strong Organization

Adventureworks’ foundation is in Teambuilding. Since 1987, we’ve built programs that bring real teamwork to life. Our programs are designed to help teams work smarter using concepts that that help individuals coordinate efforts, communicate better, improve quality, and focus on achieving goals. We’ve found the following fundamentals are at the core of building a strong team. 1. Establish a clear goal. State it often There are many components to a strong team. It could be argued that they all hinge on having a clear,

What Not To Do on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is the day of looooove and we like to celebrate it. With chocolates and flowers and teddy bears, oh my! However, no Valentine’s day is complete without the inevitable awkward dates and breakup stories. We took to the streets and asked a handful of women about their worst Valentine’s day ever and the answers did not disappoint. Guys, if you’re listening, don’t do any of these things! “My favorite Valentine’s day had to have been when I opened a bottle of cellulite