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Managing An Event? 5 Ways You Can Guarantee Everyone A Good Time
Managing an event can be challenging. Corporate events can be especially tricky as we tend to link corporate employees with the corporate culture. We always tend to believe that they are used to sophistication, somber ambiance, and orderly events.
However, more often than not, these assumptions are way off than reality. Corporate employees, business people, and traders need their dose of unwinding too. So take time to plan your event around activities that can help your important guests be comfortable while they network at the event. Need to know more? Keep reading for five ways you can guarantee everyone a good time.
Great Music Is A Must
Well, we know ‘great’ music is subjective to taste; you can’t please everyone with your choice of music, but you can cater to a large portion of the audience. With many people enjoying the music, the others would have a good time too.
Try to find music that suits the mood at the event best, fills the awkward silence, and gets people going. Local bands, performers, and singers are great ways to incorporate live music into corporate events.
Good Food Lifts Your Mood
No matter how official, an event is incomplete without the feast! Corporate events usually have an elegant dining setup with an exquisite spread of food. If you don’t wish to have an extravagant menu, you could opt for serving finger foods or canapés to go around the event. It would be easier for the guests to consume while enjoying their time around the event.
Everyone Likes to Win!
A prize is always an incentive that reels people in, keeps them excited throughout the event, and gets them energized enough to participate — regardless of the kind of event it is or the kind of guests attending it.
You could host a mini-event which would involve everyone and give out prizes at the end of the event. You could also take this opportunity to sponsor a company through these presents.
A Fun-filled Event With A Cause?!
An auction is a great way to spear two targets together; it can act as a fundraiser for your event and, at the same time, a great way to entertain your audience. The money collected from this auction can go to a charity you support. You could add some intrigue and drama to the auction by making it a silent auction; that is, everyone would have a personal medium to bid without anyone else knowing the bidding amount. To adhere to safety protocols, this event can also be hosted online, making it a great choice as it allows you to practice safe social distancing.
You could advertise the charity through the event and set up a booth for additional donations from the guests if they are willing to donate something more; after all, everyone likes to donate to a good cause. Additionally, this can help boost your online presence too.
Highlight Local Flare Through Acts
Local touch to your event can do wonders to the entire atmosphere; we guarantee it. If you have the advantage of hosting an event in a culturally rich place, make sure you find ways to incorporate local culture into your event. For example, you can call in local performers, show off native art, hire a professional spokesperson to talk about the culture, etc. It would help everyone get a taste of the local community and culture. It will be unique, especially to those guests who hail from outside the city or country.
We know that managing an event requires a lot of dedication, hard work, and discipline. However, it would help if you didn’t fear trying new things and introducing your guests to new experiences, provided that it’s done in a culturally and morally correct manner.