Many corporations now understand how important it is to organize special events to motivate employees, improve teamwork and generate enthusiasm. Still, so many events of this type end up being just ”OK”, not great.
The food is decent, the decor is beautiful and the entertainment is so-so. These are all words that usually describe mediocrity, and you certainly don’t want your corporate event to be average and dull.
So what makes an event flawless?
Well, it is all about creating an enjoyable experience for your guests, one that they will love to remember for years to come. Sounds pretty complicated? It does not have to be. Here are 4 tips that will help you throw an amazing event.
1. The Timing Needs to Be Right
When it comes to hosting a corporate event, when is just as important as how. You do not want employees to feel obligated to attend the event. You want them to see it as an opportunity to interact with their colleagues and have a great time.
For that to happen, you need to set a date that will please most of the guests. Make sure the event does not overlap with important holidays when people would rather spend time with their families than take part in a work-related activity.
Also, keep in mind that people usually need time to plan ahead to attend an event, so make sure you do not invite anybody on short notice.
2. Make Your Corporate Event Interactive
It is not always easy to make an event interactive, especially when you have a large guests list. However, if you do not want to see attendees snoozing over their desserts, being bored out of their minds, this is an important aspect you should not overlook.
Adding an element of interactivity will give guests a chance to be more active and take part in the event, rather than just be present. For instance, you could:
- Organize themed game tables.
- Set up a fun photo booth.
- Include some trivia games, and reward winning teams.
The important thing here is that everyone feels included. Also, make sure you do not overdo it, and that you give people time to breathe between activities.
3. Encourage Networking
A corporate event is an excellent opportunity for employees to create valuable connections with their peers. However, people often feel awkward when given the chance to connect with individuals they might not know much about besides the fact that they work for the same company. If you could group attendees by common interests, they may find it easier to interact with each other.
4. Remember that Entertainment Is a Must
Quality entertainment is what often makes the difference between an ordinary corporate event and an amazing one. We’ve already established that the latter is the one you want, so you should make it a priority to book the best entertainers to perform at your event.
Too many times, companies neglect this aspect and end up regretting their decision not to invest in quality entertainment. A great entertainment number can re-energize the crowd, inspire and set the right mood for the night. Our performers understand the requirements of a corporate setting, and can make your event stand out from the rest.
If there’s a particular performer you are interested in, make sure to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Originally posted 2016-03-09 05:13:06.