How to Plan for Successful Corporate Events
Planning for a company or corporate events is always helpful for the company’s employees. This can serve as a bonding time for all the employees and their colleagues as well as having fun with their bosses in a much more casual setting. Employees always look for a company party at mid-year or at the end of the year. By being closer to your employees and talking to them directly at parties, this can boost their work morale and appreciate your show of concern for them.
Another good purpose for holding corporate events is when you are trying to get an important client on boards your company or a celebration of a new partnership or joint venture. Your partner company will also greatly appreciate this. But how do you successfully plan for corporate events? You may start by knowing what the nature of the event is about. Is it a summer party, a Christmas party, or a celebration of a successful business contract? Knowing what type of party you will be organizing will help you know what things you will need to be planning for.
Second is to ask your superior about the budget for the company event you are planning for. You cannot really make a move unless the budget has been decided on. Most of the time, if the company is holding a once in a year party, they will be willing to give a higher budget than usual so you won’t have a hard time sourcing for suppliers anymore.
Next is to plan the place where you will hold the corporate event. It would be helpful in knowing how many guests you will be having early on just to make sure that the venue will be able to hold all the guests invited. You don’t want to cram all your guests in a small place and you don’t want to get a very spacious space where everyone will scatter out. Reserving for venues will need to be done several months away to ensure availability.
Fourth is to decide on your caterer. Deciding on the food to be served is critical. If you are having a corporate event to seal a deal, you don’t want to be serving your business clients with mediocre tasting food right? So it’s very important that you choose the caterer wisely. You will also need to decide if a sit down menu setup or a buffet style menu will be better for the corporate event you are planning for.
Now that the budget, venue and caterers are already done, it is now time to consider the invitations, decorations and corporate giveaways. Since you are holding a company party, you can send an electronic invitation to all their e-mail addresses. This way you can reach everyone in the company in no time. You can arrange to make special invitations for guest outside the company. Corporate giveaways are one of the things employees look forward to and you shouldn’t really give out cheap giveaways for all their efforts in your company. Give something functional that they can use every day so they can appreciate it more. Corporate events are not really hard to plan just as long as you follow these simple steps.