Get a closer look at the Shuriken Team Day held in 23rd May 2017. It was a complete blast!
We’ve all gathered for the team event at Sydney Bridge Climb. But before that, we attended a morning seminar featuring expert speakers, including some our extremely professional colleagues and a guest speaker.
The panels highlighted their valuable experience on business values, such as reputation management and digital marketing.
Shuriken’s top speakers entertained and educated
The seminar started with a comprehensive presentation about some of the best practices to build and optimize your LinkedIn profile.
The speech was led by Fiona Soutter, the Director of Shuriken Digital, who broke the ice by pointing out how LinkedIn can be an incredible tool for driving business, leads, and sales. After all, this is a business social network dedicated to companies and professionals from all over the world.
Therefore, it is crucial to know how to create a profile that accurately reflects you and your business’ reputation. LinkedIn can be a really valuable resource!
The next panel featured Colin Chodos, who spoke about reputation management and supportive leadership. Colin Chodos is the Director of Corporate Communications Strategies and Social Media Temps. He is also a widely recognised speaker and mentor at Telstra Business Awards.
Chodos explained how reputation is at the core of business success. Right after, he released a provoking question to the audience: “How can personal and business reputation influence business success?”
The communications speaker then provided several practical methods and examples on how to improve reputation management.
Additionally, he covered some aspects about supportive leading and the importance it can have on your team and company. Chodos claimed that as a leader, you should “applaud your team’s strengths and support their weaknesses.”
The seminar couldn’t end without an incredibly powerful and inspirational speech from our CEO, Andrew Jeffers. The market’s paradigm shift was the main focus of his talk.
Jeffers highlighted how companies don’t simply sell services anymore. The market has evolved and companies now sell peace of mind; methods to get things done; solutions.
He went even further by challenging our entire team to perceive the market slightly different. He challenged us all to change perspectives!
It’s time for the Sydney Bridge Climb
Once the seminar discussions ended, we headed out for our adventurous experience at Sydney Bridge Climb.
Our entire team went on climbing this iconic landmark. We ended up the day watching a wonderful sunset and admiring the spectacular city view from the top of the bridge.
A moment to remember, for sure!
Over the course of the day, we had the opportunity to build our team’s spirit, grow together professionally, share our thoughts on Shuriken and relax during the experience.
In fact, the feedback about the Shuriken Team Day from our 24 team participants was incredibly encouraging. As such, we might even repeat the event soon again.
What did the Shuriken team say about their fun day?
The Shuriken team certainly enjoyed this team day. They had the opportunity to learn, to grow as a team and most importantly, to have fun together!
After the event, our colleagues sent us numerous messages, like this one:
“Today was fantastic! I had two key takeaways from Andrew’s talk. One was about the fact that we sell peace of mind – not services. The other one was about when clients complain they are ‘paying more tax than last year’- If they are making more money than last year, they should be pleased, not cranky.”
If you’re looking forward to investing in your team’s skills and create a better work environment, then you should organize at least one team event per year.
You will most certainly see the results and wish you had organised this sort of experience before!