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Running Successful Company Events

| Articles | March 2, 2012

Running successful company events has proved elusive for many companies. The fact is that it doesn’t matter how big or small you want the business event to be, as it is possible to run such an event successfully. However, it is also important to note that a lot of planning must be done if you wish to run a successful event. Here are a few pointers on how to run a successful business event;

1. Where ever possible, involve the employees in organizing the event. You can do this by getting employees to share their ideas on the venue as well as the activities that they would like incorporated into the business event. This will go a long way in ensuring that they all have a wonderful time. You should also identify the agenda of the company event. There is always an agenda behind every event that is held.

2. Always have a Budget – Never organize any company event without budgeting for it as doing this will only make it flop. Budgeting enables you determine what to include in the program. For example, do not plan to have employees stay overnight if there is no money to cater for their accommodation.

3. Make Reservations early  - especially if the company event is being held off-side. This will prevent disappointments that may arise once you realize that you cannot secure a venue of your choice because it is fully booked.

4. If provision is made for people to eat during the company event, then you should get in touch with a caterer to ensure that this happens without a hitch. PS: you can find caterers right here on our website.

5. How will employees get to the venue? This calls for you to organize transport prior to the actual date of the company event. Bear this in mind when choosing a venue – the venue needs to be easily accessible.

6. Think of interesting activities that members will be involved with during the company event. You should for example decide whether presentations will be made and by whom. If you expect to have presentations, then you should try to choose speakers that are compelling and respected.

It is possible to run a successful business event if you plan properly. Such planning should be done in good time to avoid a last minute rush that may leave members all too tired to do much on the actual day of the company event.

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