London’s QEII Centre will help event professionals to learn how to tame the lions and manage the playful monkeys, address the analytical elephants and nurture the dolphins at its forthcoming QE Zoo showcase.
Working with leading motivational speaker and performance coach Nigel Risner, who believes that people’s personalities are linked to one of four animals, QEII Zoo will help organisers lead greater cohesive teams and create more imaginative events that appeal to the varying traits.
The high-energy and fun breakfast on 19 May will reveal the most prevalent characteristic amongst event planners and provide strategies to become effective zookeepers.
As each animal responds to different communication strategies, it will also dispel the myth that conferences and events need to follow a set format but instead show how they can, with subtle changes, bring the best out of each characteristic.
“Every zoo needs a good zookeeper to maintain balance and keep the organisation moving ahead,” says Nigel Risner, who has advised numerous leading companies and brands including Barclays, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Sainsbury’s and Sky. “If we can recognise the characteristics and can understand what makes each animal tick, while putting them in the best possible surroundings and feeding them the right kind of food, we can communicate better.”
He added: “The most effective teams are made up of people who are different from each other but have learned to work together creatively. Each animal constantly sends you signals about their needs and feelings. As you recognise what makes each person special and find ways to tap into the group’s diversity, your team becomes stronger.”
Diane Waldron, sales and marketing director of the QEII Centre, says: “As the QEII has 32 very different spaces that can be transformed for a whole host of events, we’re always keen to innovate and look at how things can be done differently. QE Zoo will not only do that, but it will offer event planners a thought-provoking strategy to help their own teams thrive. They’ll also discover the art of approaching and networking with each of the animals as well as stimuli and tricks to ensure no cages are rattled!”
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