It reduces time-to-money and increases the overall success rate of start-up fundraising campaigns.

Jean-Marc Eyraud, VP Sales & Marketing of Steadysun, a start-up proposing solar forescast services, recalls: “This gathering brings a lot of value for us in order to prepare our next fundraising campaign at the end of year: we know now the questions that the VCs have on our activity and it will allow us to be prepared for them.

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Then, I keep on digging deeper with follow up questions that doesn’t let the boss off the hook but forces him/her to explain their actions and address the consequences. Personality Tests Personality tests like MBTI or Belbin are great, non intrusive ice breakers, in which team members get an insight in the personality type and preferred styles of their colleagues.

This exercise as well as the next two exercises can’t be done straight of the bat and require some team gestation time. Mask Exercise This exercise asks participants to draw one of the mask they wear.

After having drawn the mask, the person is asked to share his mask in the larger group in which members can ask questions to clarify or further explain certain characteristics. Life Line This team building activity is similar to the mask exercises since it requires people to share their ‘life-line’ and specifically the events in the past that have shaped them today.

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Her friend, Woman Number Six, quickly corroborates.“She is.

I've never met anyone more cougar-y.”“You know that the men are all going to be over 45, right? “We’re trying to reform her.”* * *On Monday nights, I’m a speed-dating host.

They stand for the next 15 minutes nervously twiddling straws and re-tucking shirts. Since the advent of Tinder, Grindr, Tingle, and numerous other dating apps, the attention span of the dating world has shrunk.

At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.

Last week we ended with the Secret Ingredient that Ties Top Teams Together, where the bottom line is that people need to really know each other before they can become a high performing team. Speed dating A non evasive team building activity to kick off discussions about personal relationships is a speed dating exercise in which you request team members to answer a number of different speed dating questions.

When team members have understood and accepted the power of disclosure I do a number of team building activities that helps them get everything together. Example of some of these questions are: The answers to these questions are often fun and more importantly very revealing what the person is about and provides a great 2.

At the eighth CO-BRANDS event on April 28, 2016, over 68 marketing decision makers from 64 companies met for cooperation speed-dating.