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The success of a corporate event is dependent on many factors. On the one hand, you want people to have a good time, but at the same time, it is also a business event. That means you also want to help people keep from having too good of a time. A successful corporate event is one that is memorable—for the right reasons. Here are 3 ways to make your corporate event signal success.
One of the keys to planning something fun is to understand that not all types of fun are fun for everyone. For instance, the employees of a tech company might appreciate a tech-based scavenger hunt over paintball, while the employees of a manufacturing company might have far more fun playing paintball. Similarly, if playing paintball is something a number of employees do regularly, you might choose a different activity for your event. Try and find something that is both fun as well as unique and unusual.
Food is generally a major component of almost any successful event. While you will most likely want to hire a corporate caterer for your event, you will also want to choose the right caterer for your event. For instance, if your event is being held at a hotel, you might choose a caterer that specializes in gourmet meals. If your corporate event is being held on a dude ranch, however, you might choose a corporate caterer that specializes in outdoor events. Just because an event is being held outdoors, however, doesn’t mean the food should be any less exquisite. Choosing the right caterer is possibly one of the most important decisions you can make, so choose carefully.
If you are serving alcohol at your corporate event, you will definitely want to have a plan in place for dealing with inebriation. Even the most avid teetotalers can suddenly and unexpectedly tie one on—sometimes with disastrous results. Not only do you want to ensure your event goes off without a hitch, you may also want to protect employees from themselves. This can be accomplished by making sure your event is liberally laced with sober individuals who can keep an eye out for any trouble brewing and quietly deal with it before it becomes an issue.
Planning a successful corporate event is much like planning a party and you want to ensure you are a gracious host. Like any party, you want your guests to enjoy themselves and have fun without having the kind of fun they might regret.