You have everything in place – an exhilarating venue booked, an experienced speaker to host, a great location for your event, and the perfect guest list. But in order for your event to be a success, you need to make sure you set the right mood for the audience.
Your choice of entertainment at the corporate event strongly dictates the atmosphere of the event and the experience of your attendees. It is extremely important to have the right balance between upbeat, interactive acts and acts that allow your guests to sit back, relax and have a good time. So what should you try at the next corporate event you manage? Read on to find out.
- Live groups
Music is a staple at every event or party, or better yet, live music! Bands live at an event can not only rock people, but also keep them constantly engaged. They can play songs requested by the public; they can interact with the guests and also step away from their setlist to play a surprise that can bring the event to life.
Live bands can cater to a wide range of audiences. There are live bands covering a range of genres, such as jazz, pop, rock, classical, etc. There are also cover groups that cover certain artists, groups or eras and can play anything from their entire discography. You can also try booking a local group to inject a local vibe into the event.
- Standing comedy
You might consider having a comedian perform at your corporate event. There are many platforms where you can find a comedian for hire these days. Get one through his personal sites, managers, or even through public forums, and get ready for laughter therapy!
They are a great way to set the mood. Everyone loves the act; they feel comfortable and can use the stand-up as great icebreakers later in the event. These days, comedians also do unique acts for corporate clients that cater to the type of audience present at the event, which makes it even more special.
- A karaoke booth
It might be hard to believe, but indulging in a karaoke booth with other people is more liberating than you might think. It’s flashy; it’s funny; it’s fantastic; it’s memorable – everything you want your guests to feel, at the same time.
Karaoke booths are easy to set up. You can have a corner of the event venue dedicated to this flashy and playful installation. People can take turns going and singing their hearts out. You can also organize a karaoke session for all together. However, cabins often make people feel a bit more comfortable.
An art exhibit can be a great nighttime activity. Few of the popular types of acts in corporate events are virtual art, sand art performance, coffee art, etc. They keep audiences entertained and are a great way to help performers enjoy a well-deserved stage presence.
Hiring artists is a great way to bring culture into the event. You can hire local artists to showcase their exceptional talent live. You can also add it to the fundraising campaign you run with your auction. Local artists can include people who design and craft artifacts, painters, musicians, and the like.
- Competitions & Mini-Events
Organizing contests for your guests, which ends with a prize for one of them, can help create a playful and fun atmosphere in the place. It would allow people to interact, mingle and enjoy the event as if it were a fancy party.
Managing an event becomes easier when you prioritize your guests. Pay attention to what they might like to do, how they will mingle with other attendees, and most importantly, the entertainment quotient, and you can run the event with flying colors.