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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Are You Out Of Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas?

Although there are hundreds of details that go into a successful corporate event, selecting the right entertainment can make a difference between a spectacular event and an event that everyone would rather skip next year.

If your company is used to holding corporate events on a yearly or quarterly basis, you may feel like you and the planning team have hit a brick wall. Without thinking outside of the box and incorporate new event entertainment ideas into your rotation, you’re going to end up boring your attendees and making upper management disappointed in the event.

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As a corporate event planner, you may feel like you’re up against a brick wall. You need to find entertainment that is not only exciting but that is appropriate in a corporate environment. There are many entertainers out there that have experience at entertaining casual audiences, but they would be a disaster at a corporate venue. Similarly, there are a lot of corporate entertainment options out there that are completely “safe” but have been used so often that they are just as boring as not having any entertainment at all.

If you and your team are stuck for corporate event entertainment ideas, it might be time to think outside of the box. Here are three ideas that are not only appropriate for a corporate audience but also have the “wow!” factor that you’re looking for:
  1. A Vegas-style Magic Stage Show: There’s a big reason why magic has been a popular form of entertainment for thousands of years. You can bring the level of mystery, amazement and thrills to your next corporate event by hiring a magical stage act. A professional stage act will be able to pull off magical stunts that will astound and amaze your attendees.
  2. A Chinese Acrobat Show: When it comes to excitement, you can’t get any better than professional Chinese Acrobats. This type of corporate entertainment is rare to find – making your use of them at your event exciting and memorable. Your audience will be amazed at their display of Eastern acrobatics.
  3. A Rhythm and Movement Show: You don’t have to book the “Blue Man Group” to amaze your audience with a rhythm and movement spectacle. Finding a group that creates music with unique drums, industrial and household objects and their own feet will take your corporate event to the next level.
With these three options, you don’t have to be out of corporate event entertainment ideas any longer! Find a vendor that offers any of these options to ensure a successful corporate event…and the rest, as they say, will be history.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Your Corporate Event Planning “Cheat Sheet”

Corporate event planning is an involved process that requires expensive planning among many departments of your company. It can take months, or even longer, to put together a memorable event for your company.

Here are a few ways to make sure you don’t forget any of the major considerations.

  • Set a date. The date set for the event should be put before all the major decision makers to ensure that there isn’t a conflict.

  • Get an approved budget. This doesn’t need to be a point of contention within your company, just be sure to it done as soon as possible. The budget will be the major factor in what you can plan and how many people can be invited.

  • Assign roles to staff members who can assist with corporate event planning. With a date in place and a budget approved, you can now assign planning roles such as hiring the caterer, finding a venue and assisting with travel arrangements or registration help. Each should look at both prices and quality when making reservations. If your event will be large enough, look for volume discounts.

  • Put a registration process in place. With a budget already set, you will be able to let employees know how many people they can invite and whether only specific sectors of the company will be attending. Registration can be anything from a simple confirmation email to hard copy forms that must be turned into your department. If you have a large company and an event that will encompass it, put up a website devoted to the event that will include maps, FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and registration information.

  • Make your entertainment decisions. In corporate event planning, this is often the biggest decision. The event entertainment will be what is most memorable about the event and will determine its effectiveness to a large degree. With memorable entertainment, you can also expect to get better attendance.

  • Establish your deadlines. Employees should have a deadline date for registering. Members of your team should have a deadline for completing their part of the planning process. Team members who take too long risk losing out on venues and other resources.

With this cheat sheet, you’ll be able to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch!