Stealing the show with the event you are organizing can be a matter of good planning, smart budgeting or a successful promotional campaign.
Moreover, sometimes, it is just about finding the best corporate entertainment ideas to keep the guests merry and in good spirits. Or in awe. Or inspired.
You cannot really have an event without the extra bit entertainment offers. Besides arresting people’s attention, entertainment can also have educational value. So you can explore several approaches.
We are going to show you 3 of them if you keep reading further.
1. Why Not Both?
By ‘both,’ we are referring to different ends of the spectrum – motivational speakers and comedians.
We have worked with countless corporate event planners, and in many cases, they seemed to limit themselves only to one of the options above while searching for corporate entertainment ideas. When, in fact, they could have opted for both.
Either you book two separate acts, or you take the time to look for an artist who combines both.
2. Growing Knowledge Is Entertaining
Usually, when digging for corporate entertainment ideas, the instinct is to cast out those which imply an educational factor.
We are not referring to passing information on in the form of interviews or keynote talks necessarily. If you do opt for the latter option, you should also make sure you add a complementary factor to it (a fun quiz or an interactive interlude, for instance).
What we had in mind, however, is about growing other kinds of knowledge – educating your guests on topics like:
- wine tasting
- chef skills
Guests will learn new information from experts you will invite for the demonstration. Plus, you can think of a way to go beyond an event by testing the guests on the knowledge they acquired – but in a fun way (you can set up a cocktail-making competition, for instance).
3. Hip Event Theme
Let’s face it – glam, hip, and cool themes send a specific message to a target audience: you have to be there! This instant effect can be achieved by having a cool design on the promotional materials, a diverse guest list or maybe just having the right persons spread the news in the right media.
However, what do ‘hip’ corporate event ideas mean?
Let us take an example: urban art. This kind of art is the mark of collective, emergent art and can always be adopted as a breath of fresh air for the corporate event environment. Just invite a graffiti artist, for instance, and you will wake up to tons of social media photos from your event.
It is hip. Therefore it is share-worthy.
Do You Have a Corporate Entertainment Ideas List?
A great strategy for any event planner is having a secret stash of ideas for any kind of events.
This way, you will always be on the lookout for ideas to jot down. Whenever you see something which inspires you, whenever you take part in an event which gives you great ideas for your events you have to organize throughout the year.
Also published on Medium.