Choosing The Right Entertainment for Corporate Events
Corporate events often suffer because of a lack of entertainment. Click here to learn how to choose the right entertainment for future events.
Not sure how to choose the right entertainment for your upcoming corporate event?
Planning corporate events can be tricky. There are so many details to coordinate, one of the biggest being the entertainment.
Good entertainment can really enhance the event, and bad entertainment can just as easily ruin it.
How do you choose the right entertainment to fit the occasion? We’re breaking down the criteria to help guide you to finding great entertainment for corporate events.
Set The Tone of Corporate Events
Do you want high energy entertainment to provide an interactive focal point for the event or serve as more ambient noise? Does the event include dancing? How formal is the occasion?
Not every entertainer will fit every event, so figure out the tone you want to set before hiring the right person(s) for the job. Or even better, work with a company with a variety of talented musicians. Find a group that can work with you to set up successful entertainment customized to your needs.
Set Your Budget
Entertainment can be expensive. It’s important to set a thorough budget for corporate events ahead of time. The venue, number of guests, food, drink, and entertainment all need to be arranged with plenty of time. Don’t forget a little wiggle room for unpredicted expenses.
Check Out Testimonials
88% of search engine users consider online reviews as trustworthy as personal recommendations, so check out those customer testimonials for the entertainment you’re considering.
Testimonials will help you shape an idea of the professionalism and success of the entertainment.
Be Clear About What You Want
Once you find the entertainment that best fits your corporate event, ask them plenty of questions and share the goals of the event.
You want to book a group that will be passionate about your event and providing a good time for your guests. If you have any requests, such as songs or needs from the emcee, talk them over with your entertainment coordinator.
Emcees can really make or break the event, so if you are incorporating one, talk through their responsibilities. Are they there just to pump up the crowd or will they also help to run parts of the event, such as making reminder announcements and updates for a silent auction?
Also, make sure they have all relevant information, notes on anything with tricky pronunciation, etc.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun!
Once you have the details ironed out, everything coordinated, and rsvp’s rolling in, don’t forget to enjoy the event!
Hiring experienced professionals for entertainment at corporate events will ensure that everything will run much more smoothly. Save yourself the stress and invest in a reliable group for your event entertainment.
If you’re in the Chicago area, don’t hesitate to contact David Rothenstein Music for all of your live band needs. We play weddings, corporate events, and more!
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