26 Jul How To One-Up Your Next Corporate Event
Another corporate event? Quite simply said, they no longer have to be long, boring and unenthusiastic. Thanks to amazing venue facilities and technological advancements, there are now hundreds of ways you can make your event-goers excited and keep them engaged with your brand!
For some exciting corporate event ideas, we’ve listed our 5 favourite ways to one-up your next Adelaide corporate event!
1. Get Out
A simple, but effective, way to get attendees of your corporate function excited is simply by getting them out of the office! This works particularly well for conferences, seminars, training days and board meetings, as a change of scenery will allow them to re-energise, challenge their perceptions and re-ignite passion for what they do!
There are a wide number of Adelaide function venues with conference room hire ideally suited for these types of events, including The Function in Glenelg – with a conference venue and meeting room that is fully-equipped with all the conference facilities you will need to make your function a success.
2. Get Techy
Once you’ve selected your preferred Adelaide function venue, the next step is to ensure they have all the tech facilities you need for a fun and interactive presentation – especially if your corporate event is to launch a new product or service, or for conferences, seminars and staff training days.
Your selected conference venue should come fully equipped with audio-visual facilities. For example. The Function’s conference room includes well-place projectors, a large drop-down screen, a fully-automated AV system and a wireless microphone. The function room has also been specially designed to be an acoustic space for optimal audio performance!
Some other ways to integrate technology into your next corporate event include gadgets such as beacons and wearable technology, interactive tools to allow your attendees to contribute to your presentation and a live-stream of your event that can be shared on YouTube Live or Facebook Live.
And that brings us on to our next point…
3. Get Social
Sometimes we forget that social media is just that – social! It is a powerful means of communication, used by almost everyone. So why no use it as part of your event, too?
One way is by adding a social feed to your event, using your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account’s handle or an event-specific hashtag. Event-goers can showcase their thoughts, comments and questions, which you as the host can either read out when appropriate or display on a live screen so everyone can see what is being said during the event!
4. Get Snap-Happy
Photography is a great way to get people engaged with your corporate event! Whether this is by providing a selfie wall, encouraging guests to use a hashtag or hiring a professional to capture the day, photos create fantastic opportunities for friends, colleagues and connections to, well, connect!
And the fun doesn’t need to end after your corporate function… Let your guests know where they can view their photos and encourage them to tag and share on social media. Use the photos to promote the success of your event by creating a news post on your website with a featured gallery. Apply the photos to promote your next event or your business in general. Event photos are the gift that just keeps on giving!
5. Get Generous
If your corporate event is a ticketed function, teaming up with a non-for-profit organisation will show your company’s values and ethics. Choose a charity or a foundation that aligns well with your brand and tell potential event-goers that (a portion of) their ticket price will be donated to support those in need.
A bonus tip of generosity: Offer a door prize to your ticketholders as well! The good ol’ business card in a bowl always goes down well, with the added excitement and showmanship that comes from a public winner’s draw. Alternatively, announcing the prize after the event (on your website, social media or in an email) allows you to continue engaging with your attendees after the corporate function.
The Function would be happy to help you prepare for your next corporate event, team building day, conference, seminar or meeting! Our Adelaide conference venue is also well suited for staff presentations and celebrations, such as Christmas Parties of EOFY events. Contact one of our friendly team members today and find out what we can do to help make your next Adelaide function a success for organisers attendees.