A New & Unique Ice Breaker Session to Loosen Up & Enliven Your Conference Attendees
Always a conference favorite, a Stix Symphony gets your audience loose and ready for your program. For groups of 30 to 3000, each member is given a bamboo stick and mallet. They play their individual parts, but together, they create a classical masterpiece. Watch the video here to see how it’ll work for your group.
Just a Few of Duncan’s Clients
The Ideal Conference Ice Breaker
An ice breaker needs to be more than just a warm up act. It should be fun and engaging, but it also needs to incorporate your unique conference message. It needs to set the right tone so attendees are ready to participate in your event.
The Stix Symphony Ice Breaker:
- Drives Your message by stimulating creativity and openness so attendees are more receptive to your program theme.
- Promotes teamwork as individuals collaborate to create a musical masterpiece.
- Can be adopted across a broad range of industries from Google and Fed Ex to HSBC and the World Bank.
- Is a whole lot of fun for your group.
A Proven Conference Winner
An ice breaker needs to be more than just a warm up act. It should be fun and engaging, but it also needs to incorporate your conference message so attendees are ready to participate in your event.
By incorporating team-building, leadership and fun, the Stix Symphony ice breaker opens minds and creativity so your attendees are ready to participate in your program. That’s why Google, Federal Express and the World Bank as well as hundreds of other global organisations in 15 countries invite Duncan McKee to speak to their teams.
See How it Will Work
for Your Event
5 Reasons You Need a Stix Symphony for Your Conference Ice Breaker
1) It's Easy for You
Professional jazz musician and public speaker, Duncan McKee, is known for simple set up and easy facilitation. Our team supplies all the equipment for the interactive session including the bamboo sticks and mallets for as many attendees as you have.
Stix sessions work seamlessly with almost any conference theme and fits within other sessions comfortably and quickly. Duncan has performed hundreds of symphonies, having developed a keen sense of integration, taking the headache out of set up and making a Stix Symphony surprisingly easy to facilitate. Leave all the work to us.
All material is recycled and made from sustainable material. Our musical instruments are earth-friendly bamboo – the first of its kind for corporate events and training.
2) Get 'em Involved
Sparks Conversations & Encourages Networking
Even though each individual participates, no one is taken from their comfort zone and since the audience co-creates the performance, networking and conversations easily develop. Everyone participates, yet nobody follows.
Each individual role is important to the whole so everyone immediately is connected with the group, relieving tension and breaking down barriers that prevent learning and engagement. Social media will be buzzing post-event.
No musical experience is necessary and it’s perfect for cross-cultural teams. Language barriers are not a challenge.
Customized for Your Specific Event
Duncan personally designs his programs to support his client’s objectives and message. Performances suit most event formats and timing. From conference openers to session ice breakers. No two sessions are alike.
Team building exercises are built into the program and lessons are drawn from each experience so your ice breaker session is not only fun and engaging, but educational as well.
4) Led by Global Experts
Led by Professional Musician & Public Speaker Duncan McKee
Duncan and his team provide you with premium innovative learning content based on years of experience. Our ice breakers pack a real punch, combining world-class education, customized team building and seasoned motivational speakers.
We frequently travel to events across the globe, performing for some of the worlds largest and most profitable companies and organizations like Google, GE and the World Bank. See our client list for more.
5) They'll Love It
Best of Show
Years of experience have allowed Duncan McKee to perfect the Stix Symphony so participants are guaranteed a highly energizing musical experience unlike anything they’ve ever seen at a conference. It’s unique, new and relevant to your group.
Participants walk away with a memorable experience that is often voted as the best session of the conference.
The session was excellent and will be remembered for a long time. You brought the energy of our team to a different level. We all enjoyed it. Well done and thank you again!!
Stix was a revelation – everything that we hoped for happened … high energy, motivation, teambuilding, dynamism, no cultural boundary and fun – everyone enjoyed the STIX experience so much that it was voted the top session at the conference.
I have worked with Duncan on numerous occasions to support large scale leadership development events. He brings a unique energy to the way he engages with the audience to provide a leadership and team experience out of the ordinary. His natural passion for music comes across clearly as he translates this into his work.
Thanks again for an outstanding performance yesterday. It was just brilliant. You are really lucky being able to have a career in something that you clearly love doing – and it shows in the quality of the work that you do.
We engaged Duncan and his stix programme to help build conversations within our group. We were looking for a unique way to improve the team’s performance and build on communication. The result was a fully-engaging and insightful meeting that shifted our perceptions of what was achievable. Duncan challenged our ideas of leadership and teamwork, and we could not have predicted such positive results.