Entertainment is what often makes the difference between a successful event and a total bore. This is hardly a secret. If hiring corporate entertainment for a future event is your responsibility, you need to make sure you are on top of things.
The wrong choice will leave guests counting the minutes until they can go home, which is not good. Even though it might sound like much pressure, hiring performers for a corporate event does not have to be a daunting task.
Here are 4 things you need to keep in mind when booking entertainment for a corporate event, be it an upcoming conference, a company party or an achievement banquet.
1. It is important to do your research
This might seem like a no-brainer, but the truth is that many people skip this step when hiring corporate entertainment. Even if you are running short on time, make sure you know as much as possible about the performers or the entertainment company before you commit to anything.
Check out their websites and look for reviews from previous customers. If you spot any red flags, it is better just to bow out. This way you’ll avoid experiencing unpleasant surprises on the day of the event.
This is an aspect we do not take lightly. The entertainers represented by The Grable Group have received validation from previous customers who appreciated their professionalism, so you can rest assured everything will go smoothly if you choose to work with us.
2. You can ask for promotional material
Sometimes, it can be hard to know what kind of entertainment is best suited for your event just by meeting with different entertainers or reading an online description of the services they provide. A good idea would be to ask them to send you some promotional material, such as:
- Promotional videos showing previous performances.
- Demos or videos of other public appearances (TV shows).
- Letters of recommendation from previous customers.
This will help you get a better idea of the type of entertainment provided, and whether it is a good fit for your event or not.
3. Corporate entertainment needs to be tastefully done
The last thing you want is for anybody in the audience to get offended by your choice of entertainment. The performance should match the event in question and be an engaging experience for the entire group. Make sure you hire an experienced entertainer who understands the needs and requirements of the corporate environment.
For that, we recommend somebody whose performances are appropriate in the context of a corporate setting, someone like Brad Trackman. You guests will appreciate his use of clean humor, and you can rest assured that he will not cross any lines and offend any of the attendees.
4. Don’t forget to ask about show requirements
You do not want any surprises on the night of the event, like realizing that the entertainer you’ve booked can’t do his/her act because the venue lacks certain amenities for instance. It is important you ask about these things in advance so that you can make sure everything goes smoothly, and that there won’t be any unacceptable delays.
This way, you will be able to have some fun yourself on the big night, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
We can make the whole process easier for you!
These guidelines should make you feel more confident when it comes to booking entertainment for a corporate event. So this is a good time to mention we manage a select pool of speakers, comedians, artists and entertainers who are sure to spice up your next corporate event.
If you want to hire the best corporate entertainment, we invite you to take a look at the performers we proudly represent.
If you want to find more information about our entertainers or how to hire them, be sure to get in touch with us right