Customized Murder Mystery Events
Corporate Entertainment Worldwide
Today’s businesses need a more efficient and cost-effective way to create and manage company events like sales meetings, internal product launches, even 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 Events provides the best answer.
Here’s how a Keith & Margo's Mystery Event works
Just provide provide the basic details about your event and its goals to one of our experienced event planners and we will 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 team need to be on-site, participating and guiding the activities, 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 to provide pure 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 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 them talking for months.
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 an educational 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 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.
Teambuilding participants quickly understand:
Since 1985, Keith & Margo's Mystery Events has been responsible for more excitement and skulduggery around the country than any other group event planner producing more than 6,000 murder mysteries around the world, for large and small organizations including almost every company listed in The Fortune 500! Founders Keith O'Leary and Margo Morrison have tailored the Murder Mystery genre to the corporate world thanks to their extensive individual backgrounds in theatre, television and motion picture production.
For more information, and to get the ball rolling, please contact Keith:
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