Let’s face it: corporate events can be tiresome, especially when you’ve been to dozens. The same old small talk, conference stands and mediocre snacks can quickly get dull – it’s something event planners should always remember and try to avoid.
So, why not shake things up to leave everyone amazed? Give your next work ‘do’ the ultimate makeover with these fun and unusual twists.
Hire a comedian
Few things break the ice like laughter, so booking a comedian is a great way to lift spirits. This idea works well at corporate parties or award evenings: guests will be bonding in no time.
Events bureau Speakers Corner has a range of comedy speakers designed to lift spirits with laughter. The catalogue includes the likes of topical and quick-witted Ian Stone, the side-splitting cockney Kerry Godliman and even Joel Dommett of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! fame.
Forget awkward corporate chortles – these comedians don’t shy away from the satirical, outrageous and down-right hilarious.
Give team building activities and summer parties an unusual twist by throwing some action into the mix. From retro sports days to fancy dress obstacle courses, getting active can make your event one to remember.
Tough mudder has taken corporate America by storm and now their messy, no-judgement obstacle courses are sweeping across the UK. Find an event near you to bond with your colleagues outside of the office.
Summer parties can be transformed by a simple singalong. All you need is a karaoke machine, a big screen and a lot of enthusiasm.
This is a team bonding exercise like no other. It’s important to get everyone in the spirits though – that’s why providers such as Speedy Disco have professional presenters to create a fast moving event. You can even host reality TV style competitions.
Murder mystery parties get everyone to use their brains and the fancy dress element brings added fun.
They can take place anywhere and can be amended to fit with your event’s theme. For instance, a 1920s jazz themed murder mystery challenge could work well at a glitzy black-tie event.
- Use a quirky venue
From conferences to networking events, a unique venue is almost always a good idea. This is especially true if you want your day to shine on all the industry calendars.
From working boats to aquariums and even museums, providers such as Hire Space can match your event to the perfect location. You may be pleasantly surprised by how refreshing an industry talk feels from the top of a skyscraper or a mile out to sea. But if you’re attending a trade show to be hosted by other organizations, you can still turn it into something extravagant. Look at how Electrolux maximized their trade show by transforming a simple island space into a fully functioning commercial kitchen and having their customers experience an entertaining live demo.
However you decide to inject a little fun into your corporate event, make sure you master the fine details, too. With delicious refreshments flowing and a seamless schedule, your quirky touches are sure to hit it off.