When thinking about corporate events, most times the word creative is not one that quickly comes to your mind. However, at VSIEvents, "wow, that's really creative" is a phrase that our clients use time and time again in regards to our work.
With our knowledge of corporate events, we thought that we would give three tips for creating a lasting impression and true experience at your next event.
Here are couple things that we like to incorporate to take our client's events to the next level:
1. Customized Apps
Who doesn't like having your conference itinerary, freebies, venue/event map, and more at their fingertips? Most corporate event goers love to have an application on their phone to keep tabs on the things we just mentioned. Custom apps can also include the real-time component through social media integration and also allow the client to see the return on the investment from analytics that the creator or platform manager provides. These apps may also be used to educate the attendees by allowing for space to take notes on the various sessions and supplying the session outline notes as well. Lastly, these apps are a great avenue to boost sales and can include promotions.
2. Out-of-the-Box Meal Design
We love to work with our clients for creating customized, and "out-of-the-box" menu options. A couple tips regarding food that we tend to follow - since food tends to be one of the most costly aspects of an event - are to:
- Select seasonal ingredients and produce for hors d'oeuvres, the main entree, and all other courses. Since it is the first day of fall, some of the foods that you would want to consider are apples, figs, pears, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and winter squash.
- Also, select your meal according to the occasion. For example, if this is a sales appreciation retreat you might opt for a four-course meal instead of the typical buffet dinner. Make sure that the formal nature of the event matches the food.
3. The Voice of God
After much experience within corporate events and meetings, we have seen our fair share of awkward transitions. A great way to do away with that is to implement the "Voice of God" or recorded script that includes such things as a countdown, intermission announcement, and introduction of speakers. This VOG recording allows for smooth transitions and uniformity throughout the entire event, which is much more professional.
We hope that this information helped you! Let's chat about your next corporate event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.309.4010 !