With so much seriousness in the corporate environment, you would expect special events would be more easy-going.
However, often, event organizers fail to hit the mark by having their events be too formal. This, in turn, ends up alienating the attendees and overall creates a tense and unpleasant atmosphere.
To help you avoid making such a blunder, we have put forward a few tips which will surely make your event more entertaining. Be sure to read the article in its entirety!
1. Add Group Activities on the Program
If you think about it, events are more fun if everyone can get in on the action. Adding extra activities to your events is a great way to boost your guests’ engagement and have them stick around for the entirety of the program.
Consider having a group activity as part of the main plenary. If you’re unsure how to make this work, we know the right expert for the job.
Harry Freedman is a comedian and speaker who specializes in hosting shows for corporate events. He likes to involve the entire audience to take part in the event, whether they’re aware of it or not.
He often plays event-wide cons, pretending to be a reporter or to host a marketing survey and then proceeding to use the audience’s response as part of his presentation.
2. Make It Educational, but in a Funny Way
Many types of corporate events can be informative; think of a conference or a product launch, where guests will inevitably be exposed to new information.
The goal here is to present the information to make your event more entertaining, and at the end of the day, to have everyone in the audience has learned a new thing, while simultaneously having a good laugh.
This is often difficult to pull-off, and it requires much finesse to reach the right balance between comedy and education. However, with the right expert on your side, this concept can be easily implemented.
Katie Goodman is a comedian, life-coach and entertaining speakers. She specializes in personal development and helping others to bring out the best version of themselves.
She, however, does this in the most exciting way – through the power of music and comedy. She conveys her ideas and advice through humorous jabs and singing – frequently, combining both.
3. Simply Give It a Comedic Twist
High-profile events usually have an unshakable sense of formality attached to them, and this often conditions the guests to behave in a certain way – which sometimes may feel restrictive.
Most corporate events are meant to give people a break from work and not serve as an extension to it.
To loosen things up, we suggest giving a fun twist to your event by having a comedian on stage. However, you could spice things up, and here’s what we recommend!
Adding an element of surprise to your main assembly can make your event more entertaining, and for this, we suggest employing the help of Dave Dugan.
He is a comedian and corporate speaker who specializes in being an impostor at events. Dave is introduced to guests as a consultant, an expert in various fields, or even as a relative of the CEO and then runs with this until revealing the prank.
Adding such a dynamic to your event makes the entire experience very enjoyable and easier for your guests to get more engaged.
4. Astonish Attendees with a Virtual Magic Show
When you have a digital event (virtual meeting, online conference, virtual event), you can hire a performer and watch a “video” of them singing or telling jokes. However, you have another option where people get to interact, engage, and make decisions that influence the show. A virtual magic show is not a static performance. It is interactive! The audience makes choices, participates, and even have their minds read.
For world-class magic, sleight-of-hand, stand-up comedy, and mentalism, Adam Trent creates a hilarious, engaging amd interactive experience for any size group. With appearances on Netflix, Good Morning America, Ellen, America’s Got Talent, Disney Channel, ABC, VH1, Rachel Ray, Travel Channel, SyFy and others, he is one of the most in demand illusionists creating magical moments on screen. This virtual magic show is custom-designed for your online event to include portions of the best-selling magic show in Broadway history .
Don’t Stop; Make Your Event More Entertaining!
An entertaining corporate event will put a smile on your guests’ faces and have them remember the experience for a long time to come.
In this case, why beat around the bush? Go all-in on comedy!
We can help you find the right performer for your virtual event; all you have to do is to reach out to us at (615) 283-0039, and we will gladly assist you!