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Tv Tie In Activities: Dragons Lair

Reckon you could do a better job than the budding entrepreneurs and inventors on Dragon's Den? Well, now's your chance to prove it. Dragon's Lair is a team building activity that channels the spirit of the smash hit TV series.

What is it? Why should you give it a go? What are the specific team building benefits?

All of the above are questions you need to ask when considering any corporate event. In short: what are you going to get out of it?

What's the point?

The aim is simple: impress a panel of business dragons with a bright idea for a unique product that's bound to sell squillions of units. The goal is to get the dragons to invest £100,000. How hard can it be? It's a pretty tall order when you have to come up with an idea everyone agrees on and make the product using a limited budget and basic bits.

You'll also need to create a business plan and pen a water-tight pitch for your product. The team to secure the biggest investment wins the challenge and a bottle of champagne.

Naturally, there's a tight deadline in place. Before hitting the gadget shop, you'll have to allocate roles for everyone in the team. Bicker about who's going to be team leader and you'll eat up precious planning time.

Why should you give it a go?

For starters, it's fun. For another thing, being based on a quality TV show watched by millions, it's likely to appeal to those who might be a bit skeptical about team building.

What are the team building benefits?

The beauty of Dragon's Lair is its ability to hone multiple skills in one hit. These include:

  • · Leadership and delegation
  • · Awareness of individual team member skills and strengths
  • · Creative thinking
  • · Time management
  • · Presentation skills
  • · Budgeting and planning
  • · Communication and collaboration

Browse Actiondays for tons of team building activity ideas or call our corporate events crew on 01773 766050.

Written by Yazmina Wallace

14th Wednesday August 2013