Eric "Mean" Melin's Air Guitar Seminar has many iterations, from a half-day workshop to a 45-minute inspirational keynote speech. Each branch of the program exercises different essential creative skills, while the entire half-day seminar brings together all of the concepts into a cohesive, awe-inspiring whole.
WHICH CONCEPTS ARE BROUGHT TO LIFE?
Innovation, creative ideation, challenging assumptions, teamwork, collaboration, creative process and development, maintaining passion, critical listening and thinking, risk-taking, fearlessness, creating an atmosphere for epiphanies, reverse-engineering in problem-solving, improvisation, group discussion, confidence, agility, creating a plan and executing, constructive criticism and incorporating feedback.
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
Anyone who has ever hit a creative brick wall. Anyone who feels stuck in a rut. A new team looking to build confidence. An old team in need of community. If you feel like you do the same thing at work every day, and you're looking to be challenged in a different way, the answer is probably right under your nose.
WHAT WILL IT INSPIRE?
Looking at the creative process through the lens of something as ridiculous as competitive air guitar is a fun and novel way to approach problem-solving. Air guitar requires no previous skill and zero mastery of a musical instrument -- it's pure expression. Anyone can do it, and everyone has fun with it. An air guitar can (and should) do all kinds of things that a real guitar cannot do.
GO BEYOND PERCEIVED LIMITATIONS:
A recent Cambridge study illustrated that playing air guitar is highly beneficial to the creative mind. It frees up actual musicians to think beyond the limitations of the instrument, and it improves creativity. The Air Guitar Seminar will do just that, inspiring attendees to take risks, challenge assumptions, and (perhaps most importantly) collaborate with others freely, and without judgement.
In the Air Guitar Seminar, the key attributes for passionate, inspired employees aren't just talked about in a boring PowerPoint presentation with bullet points and case studies. They are brought to life through an exhilarating, hands-on interactive workshop that gets very detail-oriented, albeit in the most absurd way possible.