Stix Music facilitates team-building presentations and workshops that provide a mechanism to allow individuals to discover how their participation and contribution is meaningful to the team.
How We Build Teamwork
As the only one of its kind in the world, a Stix team building presentation drives participation and teamwork by applying the principles that musicians have used for centuries to create near-perfect masterpieces.
Through collaboration, Duncan gets individuals to apply their role in concert (literally) to benefit the organization, creating a musical performance that is fun, interactive and educational. No prior musical training is necessary for your participants. We provide the tools and the training, customized for your specific requirements.
Corporations around the world use Duncan’s team building presentations as conference ice-breakers, event sessions and multi-day workshops. From 20 to 3000+ participants, see if Duncan has an available date for your next event. Contact him today.
Just a Few of Duncan’s Clients
The Stix Symphony
A Fun, Interactive & Unique Team-Building Presentation
There’s nothing else like it, literally.
Imagine your group performing a classical masterpiece—as a unified, collaborating symphony—within 30 minutes. No musical experience is required, nor are individuals taken from their comfort zone, yet participation is easy and fun. Leaders emerge and objectives are met.
This is the only conference experience of its kind in the world. Participants learn to read and perform music as a self-directed team, all with a guaranteed outcome. The Stix symphony is perfect for summits, conferences, kick-offs and ice-breakers.
Leading organizations such as Microsoft, Intel, Google & MTV trust our world-renowned music team building programs and leadership experiences to help encourage participation and to deliver key messages. To learn more about the Stix Symphony, go here now.
Venues, Group Sizes & Formats
Group sizes typically range from 20 to 2000, but there is no limit. Presentations often last between 15-90 minutes and we can facilitate workshops & other team building events over several days. We can accommodate all venues from conference hall presentations to small classroom workshops.
Stix programs are based on extensive research, conducted and refined over the last decade.
Duncan works closely with you to gain an understanding of your team profile and organizational culture to create a learning design that addresses your specific team requirements. Learning can be extended and messages reinforced with pre-learning event interviews, surveys, and post-program coaching.
We Cultivate Teamwork
Incorporating both creative and analytical thinking, Stix learning experiences drive collaboration and participation. They motivate and engage participants to be at the centre of discovering their own insights. Self direction and coaching is at the heart of what we do. Learners experience competence in managing complexity and change in a positive, inspiring way. Stix presentations benefit your organization in the following areas:
- It breaks down silos.
- Our programs create a culture of participation.
- Individuals increase personal discoveries and insights.
- The process is cross-culturally inclusive.
- Presentations are low-impact yet highly engaging.
- Participants have breakthroughs.
- Sessions are creative and transformative.
The Impact of Music
An Award Winning Method
The Stix Music method is the topic of an award-winning Warwick Business School study that has demonstrated the power of music to teach leadership and collaboration among teams.
We’ve learned that as a powerful narrative for discussing key issues and change, music is our collective language. It provides a powerful platform for collaborating in our most authentic form. It’s also a positive metaphor for demonstrating teamwork and creative leadership at peak performance levels.
After more than ten years of facilitating team building programs, Duncan has learned that individuals have an inherent drive toward collaboration, precisely the way it is done in music.
Musical performances teach us to work within a team. We learn how an individual’s performance is meaningful, even critical, to the group’s objectives. Stix effectively applies these lessons inside your organizational environment. Within our team building presentations, participants are able to actively demonstrate this themselves, making our sessions very transformational and engaging.
What to Expect for Your Event
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.