Whether you’re trying to build team spirit, present important information or show your employees some appreciation, your corporate events are more likely to achieve their purpose if you keep your eye on making them interactive. One important element in engaging your audience is selecting an appropriate corporate event venue. At Chandler’s Gardens we have a few suggestions for promoting give and take.
Pick Your Venue: Engagement starts with selecting a spacious facility where you can enjoy a variety of activities. Attendees should have room to move around during each session, and wall space to put up charts and posters. For mealtimes, dining al fresco will help people to feel refreshed and stay alert. Even break times become more productive when there are indoor or outdoor areas to relax and have informal conversations, or take a walk and stretch out.
Hire a Professional Moderator: A professional moderator can be well worth the expense. They can gauge the mood of the audience and make helpful adjustments, facilitate Q&A sessions, and let you know when attendees need a break. They can also guide the conversation in a positive direction, keep it on track, and make sure everyone has a chance to participate.
Focus on Edutainment: Having fun helps people to learn. Consider a scavenger hunt, storytelling or holding a contest with a chance to compete for prizes. Inject some humor into the proceedings to lighten up the day.
Use Social Media: Of course, no event is complete without social media these days. Start the conversation even before you start the meeting. Post a blog entry on your company website to get people intrigued about the event, and follow up afterwards by creating a discussion forum and sending everyone a personal thank you for participating.
Escaping to the country will give you a head start on making your next corporate event truly interactive. Contact us for a personal tour of Chandler’s Gardens 250 private acre facility in McKinney, Texas.