SYNERGY: CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PARTNERSHIPS

SYNERGY: CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PARTNERSHIPS

For 15 years we have delivered powerful programming for both Corporate Teams and K12 Schools (via our sister program Improv 4 Kids). IN an effort to expand our mission to a great number of corporate teams and schools we may have the perfect solution for both.

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SYNERGY: CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PARTNERSHIPS

Before 2008, companies spent millions on providing employees retreats to Caribbean Islands, big parties and other team building programming. Beyond our usual shows and workshops, we were paid a small fortune to send actors to Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Disney just to walk around and play characters, set dressing events.

Then 2008 happened and it seemed that ALL activities were cancelled.

After a couple years it was clear teams needed time to play and unwind, but each penny needed to be justified for educational purposes etc. Our company responded. Our model become less company party shows and interactive (murder mysteries and costumed characters roaming the crowds) and more team building workshop driven.

It turned out that these Improv workshops were even more fun than before. We were able to fill a valuable need, teaching team, management, service and sales skills while delivering fun downtime away form the office.

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MEANWHILE…

While everyone else stopped laying for a couple years, our educational outreach division flourished. This massive expansion to averaging 300 shows/year for K12 schools at first was due to non-profit budgets being affected by the 2008 crash a year later. In that time we made our mark and developed schools and other community center clients that remain with us today.

We deliver shows and workshops for students as well as professional development for teachers. Akin to our corporate programming, these incredibly fun programs deliver valuable educational tools.

We also bring the PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY concepts into schools. Students that fear failure do not participate.  Many of these students fear far more, with troubling situations at school, home and in the neighborhood.

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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP…

The students that need our programs the most simply cannot afford the resources we provide, despite – as with many of our corporate programs – we under value our services (compared with many other programs).

We try to do deals with Title One Schools and simply cannot come down to a rate they can afford. In many cases they call begging for free programs – they have no budget but are in desperate need of the support we give.

So we have been looking for a sponsor for years to help subsidize programs for those that need us the most. Or more correctly put – we have thought for years, without active pursuit, that we could increase our impact on the communities that need us most with the help of sponsors. Sadly we just did not know where to start.

Until now….

SYNERGY between TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES and SPONSORSHIP

We work with a few teams from large companies (Have you seen our client list?).

The New York Team … In the past 15 years, clients include teams from JP Morgan Chase, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Master Card, American Express, NYC Schools (DOE VENDOR), Microsoft/BING, Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Home Depot, Enrst & Young, GM, KRAFT, UBS, UNILEAVER and 100s more smaller/local firms.

These companies that spend millions in ad buys and sponsorship deals. These same companies could use more of our services but it is hard to justify those team building expenses to investors.

BUT…

How about a package deal that subsidizes programs for your teams AND educational outreach to Title 1 Schools ALL PAID FOR BY MARKETING BUDGET!!!!

Simply increasing our rates on a single team building event to those comparable to our biggest competitors, would allow us to donate shows to 10 schools.

Meanwhile your company would be reaching 5000+ teens as well as their their teachers, parents and admin via marketing materials, study guides and social media branded with your logo and thanking you for your generous support, subsidizing the education and mentoring of the future work force.

Teaching these students the same skills we teach your teams, we are creating teens that are better students and future employees.

We can even have one of your representatives attend and say hello at the events. We could do a T- Shirt. We could do a video on social media. While our basic package is a game changer, we could deliver in a number of ways. We can even post signs at our club where we host field trips, corporate events and public shows. The venue sees as many as 5000 guests/week attending comedy shows and private events. We also share a lobby with the building of both residence and office spaces upstairs.

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Leveraging our loyal following…

Our key to success since 2003 is our ability to offer a lot for a little. High Impact Low Cost. Our reach via live audience, online videos and social media is not huge but quite focused.

Our client base is moderate but highly loyal. Our success is our repeat clients – public audience, students and private event clients (corporate and K12 outreach). Most folks that read this blog have engaged us in some fashion in 2 ore more events. We have dozens of clients that are approach and/or surpassed their 10th year with us.

 

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September 2018 workshop for JP Morgan Chase at the Broadway Comedy Club, Times Square NYC

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Join us for an adult playground as Walt Frasier presents his Improv Comedy Workshop, a public version of his popular Corporate Team Building programs. Bring the office team or come to self enrich as we play a series of games that deliver laughs while building self confidence, public speaking and other skills that enhance acting performance as well as management/leadership, sales, service and team. Talk to teach about join our upcoming weekly sessions.

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September 2018 workshop for Bristol Meyer at the Broadway Comedy Club, Times Square NYC

Did we mention we will be serving caffeine and carbs? At 9:45 we will have the coffee ready with bite sized donuts.

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Happy Hour Workshops at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street, NYC 10019

Walt Frasier has hosted shows & workshops for teams from JP Morgan Chase, Bristol Meyer, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Master Card, American Express, NYC Schools (DOE VENDOR), Microsoft/BING, Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Home Depot, Enrst & Young, GM, KRAFT, UBS, UNILEAVER and 100s more smaller/local firms.

Bring your team to the Broadway Comedy Club for a Improv Team Building Session. We have Breakfast, lunch and happy hour menus or just do the workshop and grab food elsewhere. Or bring this program to your Office, Retreat or Holiday Party. Interactive Comedy Shows, Workshops and more.

Pictured Top to Bottom – Walt Frasier and other Elves dance Gandom Style and interact with guests 2010. Walt Frasier as Santa with CEO John Mack 2007. Same event Improv Comedy Show – Human Slide depicting previous year’s party 2007.

Teacher, Walt Frasier

Walt Frasier, a NYC based artist, has a diverse performance career that now include costar roles on TV (CBS Blue Bloods, USA Royal Pains, NETFLIX Lilyhammer, NICK Naked Brothers Band) and Sketch comedy bits on TruTV’s Friend’s of the People and CBS’s Late Night with David Letterman (9 episodes 2006-2007) and TruTV’s Friends of the People (2016). In 2002 he co-founded the Comedy Troupe, EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH which still performs weekly in Times Square and tours nationwide to colleges, corporate events and K-12 Outreach. Mostly known today for his Improv Comedy, Frasier still sings weekly in churches and previously has performed in Operas (Bronx Opera, Riverside Opera, Amalfi Festival) and Musicals (Fiddler – Gateway Playhouse, Scarlet Pimpernel – 2nd Nat’l tour, NYC Fringe Festivals). Favorite past roles include Rodolfo (La Boheme), Henry VIII (Man for All Seasons), Harold Hill (Music Man), The Prince KArl Franz (Student Prince). Most fun on set to date must be working with Stevie Van Zandt in Norway on the Lilyhammer series finally written and directed by icon from the E Street Band. But a close second was filming Royal Pains in Puerto Rico. Walter may be most recognizable for his role in two commercials as Dr. Oz’s Fat Pants, which was later discussed on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Pierce Morgan. However, Walt Frasier is always most at home performing live.