Here’s the second part of our A-Z list of some of the most important factors to consider when hosting a corporate event regardless of whether it is a small team building event or a large 1000+ delegate conference.
N – Numbers
Obviously it is important to work out early on how many delegates you want to attend your corporate event. The number of invites will determine the type of venue you need and the scale of the catering required.
O – Outdoors
While British summers are known for their length or warmth, let this not deter you from considering an outdoor corporate event. From fun family days to inflatable team building events, the great outdoors offers a vast variety of events that your team will enjoy.
P – Potential
Team building events offer your team the chance to show their true potential. Often, doing the same job day in day can lead a person to not think outside of the box and showcase some of their skills. A good team building event will help a person to stretch themselves and unearth some hidden talents.
Q – Quiz Shows
Quiz and game shows are great team building activities as well as superb ice breakers for larger corporate events such as company dinners or conferences. Inclusive and fun, everyone enjoys a trip down memory lane playing a retro quiz show such as Blankety Blank or Play Your Cards.
R – Reward
Corporate and team building events can be hosted as rewards for your team’s hard work throughout the year. Annual balls, Christmas parties and dinner dances are a great way to say thank you and have the added bonus of raising morale and increasing company loyalty.
S – Skillset
Team building events are an excellent way of discovering and capitalising on your teams skillsets. Whether you need to focus on communication, time management or productivity, we can tailor a team building event to suit your exact business needs.
T – Team Building
Not only do team building events increase skillsets as mentioned in the previous point, they are also excellent business tools for improve working relationships. Used to bring together different departments or to better harmonise existing teams, team building events help to break down any walls and have colleagues respecting each other and striving to help each other in their working goals.
U – Understanding
You need to understand the needs of your delegates and what they hope to get out of the event, and in turn we need to fully understand what you want to achieve from your corporate event.
V – Venue
Finding the perfect venue for your corporate event can be a time consuming task, particularly if you want to host your event in a different town or city. Because we have a great working knowledge of venues across the country and overseas, we can find the perfect venue for your corporate event.
W – Working Relationships
Allowing colleagues or business acquaintances to network and mingle at your corporate event can only improve working relationships. Providing areas where people can chat, meet each other and swap business cards will enhance business opportunities and allow colleagues to get to know each other better.
X – Xmas Party
Even April is not too soon to be thinking, and indeed booking, your Christmas party. The best venues get snapped up very quickly in the year so if you want your 2013 Christmas party to be the one that everyone remembers you need to start preparing now.
Y – Yes
Yes is a positive word, and that is exactly what you want from your corporate event. Embracing all that is positive about your company and your employees will have everyone on board and eager to listen to your company message.
Z – ZZZZs
Not something you want to see at your corporate event. Make sure your event keeps everyone’s attention and doesn’t become dull and boring leading to delegates fighting the urge to catch a few zzzzs. Conference fillers and energisers, along with a good mix of speakers will ensure that your event is a success.