Planning the perfect corporate event is something that takes time, effort, and plenty of consideration. There are countless aspects you will need to consider such as potential giveaways, lighting, menu, and the technology you will need to have on hand. As you begin to consider your many options, there are several factors you can take into consideration. Taking the time to answer these questions can ensure that your corporate event runs smoothly and you get your goals accomplished.
What is the Purpose of Your Corporate Event?
Every good event should have an ultimate goal that it sets out to achieve. Whether you’re intending to teach new skills or strategies to your staff, educate and inform potential clients, or celebrating business successes; the way you plan your event will be entirely different. When you consider this goal more carefully, you may find that some venues, menus, and other variables become distinctively advantageous. Additionally, when you have a clear goal, you can create a better standard to gauge your success and ROI.
What Is Your Theme?
While not applicable to every event, having a cohesive theme can help encourage interest and participation from your attendees. While some theme building possibilities may not be appropriate for formal situations (think decorations and costumes) If you’re hosting an informal training event or a celebration, a more relaxed theme may help engage your guests. Regardless of the level of your theme, having cohesion between your focus, menu, and decorations can help make your event feel more put together. That said, putting together a themed event can take far more work and time to be successful. If the theme is not well put together, it may be a disappointment and feel ill-planned.
How Will You Keep Guests Entertained?
Think back to the last event of a similar caliber that you attended, were you actively interested? Or did you doze on and off through the presentations without truly learning anything? Creating exciting ways to keep guests engaged and active is essential to creating a memorable and effective corporate event. Consider your purpose once more — depending on your goals you will want to consider the different options you will have available to you. Anyone can give a presentation on new training, but a compelling event leader will engage attendees by creating chances for participation and active learning. Your guests will be more interested, and it’s more likely that they will retain more of the information you give them as well.
How Will You Ensure Retention?
In the case of corporate training and information sessions, planning your follow-up is critical. Not only do you want to ensure that your guests continue to engage with the content and information you provided during the event, but you want to give them a way to revisit essential information for later review. Depending on your situation you may consider using webinars and online training as a post-event option. Additionally, forums, online training, and smaller follow-up events can be quite useful.
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