A theme for your company’s next off-site meeting: Create your Anthems together in the morning, apply with small group exercises in afternoon, and host a fascinating activity that evening.
At the start of a new project or client relationship, identify how each person is uniquely suited to contribute to the outcome through their Advantages.
For an immediate icebreaker at a conference, have everyone do the Anthem exercise in advance. Print name tags showing their Advantages and Anthem to get people connecting and buzzing.
At the beginning of a meeting, rather than asking people the usual question, such as “What’s your home town” or “What’s your most embarrassing moment,” invite people to share their Anthem for a faster and more authentic connection.
At a luncheon or dinner party, get people to open up by inviting each person around the table to share how they apply their Anthem at work or at home.
In the first few slides of a presentation deck, include your Anthem so that people know ahead of time how you will deliver value in that presentation.
List each employee’s Anthem on the company phone list, so people know how the other person on the other end of the phone can add value on the call.
When hosting a conference call with a group of strangers, help people develop rapport more quickly by inviting each person to include his or her Anthem in their introduction.
At a conference, invite every speaker to incorporate their Anthem at the start of their presentation, so that the audience can have a better sense of the outcome, right from the start.
Have Anthem or Advantage T-shirts printed for team events.
Have a group contest with categories such as “Most Creative Anthem”
and “Most Accurate Anthem.”
Invite attendees at an event to collaborate in small groups and create one
overall Anthem for the event.