Are these adjectives associated with your meeting – stale, boring or uneventful?
If you have planned the same meeting the same way for several years, now is the time to make minor changes so the event you and your staff work hard on is brought back to life.
“Everyone is looking for an experience. We’ve learned how to make attendees feel special. It’s all the small touches that tell your story,” stated Colin Cowie, Owner of Colin Cowie Lifestyle.
Four Subtle Changes to Make Meetings Interesting
Change #1: Break Out the Good Stuff
Whether you are hosting a meeting for 10 attendees or 100, have at least one meal look and feel special with linens, flatware and china. Spring for real floral centerpieces and raffle off each arrangement at the conclusion of the meeting.
Change #2: Offer Personalized Services
If you are holding a multi-day event, take a page from the Disney playbook. They offer MagicBands which allows each guest to pick and choose the activities they are most interested in pursuing.
The same can be offered at your event on a micro level. Here are some ideas to consider:
- Ice skating
- Sand Volleyball
- A trip to a winery
- Visit to a historical landmark
- Day spa services
Let them choose what they want to do and then, provide transportation to and from the location. Allow ample time for participation.
Change #3: Get Outside
Even though winter is approaching, getting outside for some period of time breaks up the monotony of a meeting. Schedule a walk, practice yoga or just walk along the streets or trails. When attendees come back into the meeting, they are going to be more invigorated and ready to listen and work.
Change #4: Focus on Fun and Entertainment
Try something new and out-of-the-box.
For example, let attendees explore destinations, view new products or play games with Virtual Reality rentals. Provide a comfortable area for them to try this new technology.
If you have never had entertainment, hire a magician, hold a karaoke night or bring in a high school jazz band. This doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, but it can be something that easily brings a smile to your attendees.
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Before your next meeting, call 888-520-5667 or contact us online and let us show you how we can make it stand out from the rest; well within your budget parameters.