If you are planning a corporate event, there are some components that must be included if it is destined to be a success. The size of the event doesn’t matter; these are just some of the fundamentals!
- The latest presentation gadgets – take advantage of the technology that is available, and make it possible for attendees to get visuals during presentations on high definition monitors, or even on their tablets and smart phones using a shared presentation tool. People will take more away from an event, and from each presentation, when the information is made easily available to them.
- A great keynote speaker – get one great speaker that is relevant to conference subject or industry to headline the event. Try and make it a name that is recognizable, either on a large scale (celebrity, author etc), or someone that is known in the local community. An event is more impressive when someone can look up the keynote speaker online and see exactly what makes them qualified to speak on a subject.
- Choose a comfortable location – choose a venue that will accomodate the numbers in attendance comfortably. If people are crammed together it can make the whole event feel disorganized, and generally uncomfortable. Comfortable seating options can have a benefit as well, but that’s far less important if you only have enough chairs for half of attendees to sit down.