Looking to make your next corporate event the most memorable one yet?
When you want your corporate event to leave a lasting impression, booking the right entertainment is vital! Regardless of the type of entertainment you choose, it will always give your guests a reason to cheer, laugh, and quit the small talk just for a minute. You’ll not be in a situation to see people yawning. Photographers will have better photos to share. Furthermore, event attendees will have a great conversation starter after the performance is over. Win-win for everyone.
But, what type of entertainment should you choose for your event?
Ask yourself the following questions:
- What is the goal of this event? Everything you do from choosing the right venue to entertainment should fit within your goals.
- What type of entertainment will keep guests entertained? Think about the audience. Find out what they are doing before the entertainment is scheduled, and what the demographics are like. Sending out pre-event surveys is always a wise way to figure out what your attendees want and expect. Focus on creating immersive experiences. For instance, a recent study found that 72 percent of millennials prefer to spend more money on experiences than on material things.
- Is this type of entertainment compatible with the event theme?
- How can you fit entertainment into your overall budget? Always check twice what is included while booking your event entertainment. Avoid any surprises.
When it comes to a corporate event, one thing is for sure: people want to cut loose! Have you already read our blog about how to keep your attendees engaged? Obviously, it’s time to get a little fun with this 6 most popular ideas of how to keep your corporate event attendees entertained:
1. Virtual Reality
Technology and modern event trends are making entertainment more and more challenging for organizers and attendees of an event. Therefore, using virtual reality to amuse attendees is a fresh start. VR as a way of entertainment shows attendees that you are embracing new technology and keeping up with popular trends.
According to the definition, VR is a three dimensional, completely computer-generated environment. To create this environment organizers first need to create computerized event space. Users usually need to wear a Virtual Reality headset as same as gloves or handsets to interact with this virtual world. It may be a more expensive way of entertaining. Still, take a look at your attendees after this experience and pay attention to what they are saying. You’ll know it’s worth investing in.
VR is a fun, exciting & memorable experience for attendees and a powerful marketing tool for organizers and sponsors. No matter if your event is large or small. There are many different virtual reality experiences today, such as sightseeing or traveling in history.
2. Live Band
If you’re willing to offer your attendees something more traditional and classic, you can go with a live band. It’s always a wise choice. Music is an art of universal enjoyment and can unite people from anywhere
Big names can bring buzz, it’s true. However, you can always consider your attendees to replace those big names. Have you heard about karaoke with a live band? This allows people to have some fun and experience they won’t soon forget.
A dueling piano band is also a great and more classy option. They can do covers and provide a more unique experience for your guests.
3. Interactive food and drink stations
There’s also plenty of creative ways to ensure your attendees are well fed and entertained at the same time. To be honest, a table full of food and drinks can bring us joy and happiness, more than other things. Especially after a long day in the conference room. You can consider interactive food and drink stations with cocktails, demonstrations of wine pairings or fresh sushi preparation. Or a donut wall, why not?
At the same time, you can teach your attendees to do something. They can learn how to mix up their favorite drinks or you can bring a chef and give them a cooking class. They can bring home their new skills.
4. Casino Party
Probably you can’t transport your guests to Las Vegas, but what if you can bring Las Vegas to them?
Casino rental companies provide everything you need: professional croupiers, popular games such as slot machines, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps…
It’s especially important to make sure not to use any real money unless it’s legally allowed in the event location.
Casino parties can be even more entertaining if you involve a skilled speaker to run the show. It’s also the perfect opportunity for the attendees to work together in small groups and get to know each other better.
So roll those dice and enjoy the thrill of Vegas without having to go anywhere!
5. Circus Magic
Circus entertainment acts are perfect for corporate events.
Depending on what you’re looking for, there are more possibilities than you may expect! Do you want acrobats, contortionists or aerial artists? Maybe a vintage or a dark circus? A kid-friendly one?
The best way to find what you need is by looking through online profiles of local performers with pictures and videos of the possibilities. Make sure to read customer reviews… you need to know whether people are satisfied with the performer, or not. When you contact them, pay attention to provide them with enough details including event location, number of guests, length of performance, special requests. Think about delicate objects, too, like fire or animals. Be sure to ask them about liability and insurance.
Keep in mind that the cost of a professional circus entertainer can vary. It’s depending on the type of the event, the type of their performance, the stage propositions and equipment included in their act. Contact circus entertainers in your area to get pricing information customized for your event. Go through prices when contacting the performer… make sure there will be no unpleasant surprises.
Comedy is the type of entertainment you can always rely on. Everybody loves comedy! Attendees appreciate the time when they can laugh instead of being under pressure all the time. Therefore, a corporate comedian is a fun idea. He or she lightens the mood at any type of event. These entertainers will customize their act to your specific audience to make sure everybody is getting a kick out of their routine. Keep an eye out for comedians who specialize in corporate gigs and make sure your comedian doesn’t cross the line into an offensive.