The 4-1-1 on Planning Corporate Events
Organization is key for planning any event, especially if you’re planning a corporate event. Jot down a detailed list of what you know so far – and what you don’t. This will help guide your thinking process and keep all your thoughts in the same place. To stay on track, consider our checklist below for your corporate event-planning survival guide.
Step 1: Identify the Elements
Start by thinking about your event goals and objectives. Determine potential dates, the budget and agenda. Don’t forget to discuss the details with any stakeholders.
Step 2: Set the Mood
Take time to think of the perfect venue, theme and style of your event. These details will be the most memorable to your guests, and will catch their attention right off the bat.
Step 3: Be Unique
When it comes to corporate events, don’t be afraid to be creative. Once you’ve got all the logistical details nailed down, think about the little things you could incorporate into your event. What story do you want your event to tell? Determine tactics to make yours a customized experience. Mahaffey has several rental items that will instantly send a statement of style to attendees.
Step 4: Lights, Camera, Action
Once you have filled your checklist with enough meat, take action! Begin going through each section and things will fall into place. Highlight those tasks that are top priority so they don’t go unseen.
Step 5: Breathe!
This is the most important thing to remember! Something may – and likely will – go wrong. Don’t let that determine the entire outcome of your event. You’ve put a lot of time and work into this, so be proud of yourself!
This post was adapted from EventMB.