Entertainment is an aspect of corporate events that are often overlooked but an aspect that is essential. Entertainment activities improve engagement and help in making the event a memorable experience. Following are ten entertainment ideas for a corporate event:
1) FAKE COMEDY AWARDS
Create fake awards that can either be selected prior to the event or elected at the event. A few examples: “Caffeine Addict”, “Human Wikipedia” and “Super Snacker.”
2) RAPID FIRE CHALLENGE
A rapid-fire challenge comprising questions from the subject matter of the event can be organised. This will not only motivate the audience to engage and concentrate but also provide recreation.
Friendly competition is a great way to engage and entertain the audience. It can be Bingo, Twister, Pictionary, or something on a bigger scale like Adidas’ Snapchat Scavenger Hunt where the company created a scavenger hunt to raise brand awareness about their NMD sneakers and the winner was awarded concert tickets. To motivate the audience to participate, prizes should be distributed among the winners.
4) PHOTO BOOTHS
Set up a photo booth where the employees or the audience can pose with props reflective of the company or brand or the new product or service being launched. A campaign called #PhotoOfTheEvent can be launched on various social media platforms thereby enticing the employees to post the photo booth pictures and hence increasing the company’s social media engagement.
5) CUSTOM COLOURING
Have the attendees colour a large colouring book canvas with an image reflective of your brand. It makes the event a memorable experience as colouring, being something everyone has done as a kid, caters to the emotions of the audience.
Karaoke is an interesting activity for corporate events like fundraisers and product launches. If you are planning a product launch, you can ask the audience to come up on stage and spontaneously come up with a jingle to sing. It is an entertainment activity that provides entertainment but does not outshine your product.
7) BALLOON POPPING
Balloon popping is an entertainment activity that can be modified according to the event. For example, if your event is a corporate party, you can have a set of balloons inside each of which there will be the name of an attendee. Burst the balloon and the attendee, whose name was inside the balloon burst, has to do something to entertain the audience.
8) TALENT NIGHT
Talent night is a wonderful idea for a corporate party. It gives the attendees a platform to showcase their talents and also entertain others.
9) CARTOON ARTISTS
Like balloon popping, this is also an entertainment idea that you can modify according to your event. If your event is a corporate party, you can have the cartoon artists draw up a caricature of all the attendees for laughs. If your event is a product launch, you can have the cartoon artists draw short comics about your product and post them on social media.
10) IMPROVE COMEDY SHOW
An improved comedy show is a wonderful choice for corporate events that lie more on the fun side than the professional side. Since the set is made on audience demand, it cannot be a miss.