Murder Mystery Corporate Entertainment and Teambuilding Events Throughout Canada in Edmonton
Today, organizations of all kinds have corporate entertainment needs not just in Edmonton, but throughout Canada. As budgets tighten, they need a more efficient and cost-effective way to create and manage corporate entertainment and teambuilding events, sales meetings, internal product launches, awards banquets, conferences and company retreats. The delicate balance between entertainment, and message-delivery has to be maintained and that’s where the experienced team behind Keith & Margo's Mystery Corporate Entertainment provides the best answer.
Here’s how a Keith & Margo's Mystery Event works
Working with an experienced event planner, you provide the basic details about your event and its goals, we come up with a cost estimate and show different ways of achieving your goal. Once we receive the go-ahead, we develop a scenario and show you how to involve your organization’s personnel in delivering clues and “red-herrings” for a more authentic experience. In many cases, only one or two members of our corporate entertainment team need to be on-site, either in Edmonton, or indeed anywhere in the world, participating and guiding the activities while keeping outside costs to a minimum.
A typical Keith & Margo's Mystery Event can take two or three hours to complete and can accommodate a group of 20, a party of 100, or a crowd of 1500. The event can be structured as corporate entertainment, but most organizations capitalize on the enthusiasm and attention of the audience to add the carefully-timed and good-natured “ribbing” of company officers. Ample opportunities are available to suspend the entertainment and allow for speeches and presentations throughout the event.
Generally the events require the audience to work together in teams of 5 – 10 people, whereby all members of the team participate in the goal of solving a murder mystery. In many cases, the event is staged around a meal, where each banquet table is a group. By assigning seating, your organization can determine the composition of teams. Throughout the event, our event leader - an experienced actor chosen for his or her grasp of the special requirements of corporate entertainment often local to the Edmonton area, and group motivator provides clues, asks questions, provides goals and plot twists, but most importantly, keeps the event on schedule. The climax of the event is when groups provide their conclusions, the murderer and motive are revealed and prizes for best (and worst) solutions are given.
The result? A memorable time for everyone that will keep Edmonton talking for months.
Corporate Entertainment as a Learning Experience
Keith & Margo's Mystery Events run the full spectrum from pure entertainment, to pure education and team-building. However, at the most basic level, team members must learn to work together, share information and develop tactics and strategy to gather information from other teams. An important part of any Keith & Margo's Mystery Event is communications, and the event is structured to encourage participants to talk to each other, and can be a valuable tool in “breaking the ice” between departments and divisions of an organization. Other organizational goals such as observation, accurate reporting, insight and teamwork can be introduced, demonstrated and exercised as part of a murder mystery corporate entertainment event.
More Advanced Organizational Goals
In collaboration with Duke University, we have developed a program called Crime Scene Investigation Experiential Learning. CSI is a proven learning and training experience that allows participants to partake in a responsive realistic “murder investigation” while playing roles as part of a local Edmonton law enforcement team. The goals and methods are universally understood and are always the same — through teamwork, communication and collaboration, give the prosecutors what they need to obtain a conviction by establishing motive, means and opportunity. No greater metaphor exists universally when it comes to demonstrating the importance of teamwork and team insight.
Complete with victims, suspects, clues and all the rigors of police work, the CSI experience allows the “investigators” to experience their roles in an interactive non-threatening way by relating an otherwise different discipline to their own work place while at the same time gaining clarity and understanding toward a desired result.
Corporate Entertainment Experience
Keith O’Leary and Margo Morrison, creators of Murder Mystery Weekend, are award winning writers, producers, and directors with extensive backgrounds in motion picture, television, and theatrical production in Canada and the USA. Since 1985 they have been responsible for over 7000 live mystery productions worldwide and have been featured in the print and television media in more than 30 countries from Edmonton to Budapest.
Labeled as “The Masterminds of the genre” by the Los Angeles Times, their mystery weekends and events have been co-hosted by such luminaries as Mary Higgins Clark, Peter Falk, and Dr. Henry Lee, and have been featured on Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous as well as all major television networks.
They travel extensively, producing weekends, dinners, private parties, a unique CSI team-building experience, as well as corporate entertainment events for Canadian organizations and virtually the entire Fortune 500.
For more information about staging murder mystery corporate entertainment in Edmonton or elsewhere, please contact Keith O'Leary:
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