Your next corporate event is an opportunity for your business to leave a lasting impression with your customers and business associates. A major part of a successful event is the entertainment. To avoid a disastrous event, here are some tips for hiring and working with the entertainment for your next business event.
Book the Entertainment Early
One of the biggest mistakes you could make when hiring corporate entertainment is to wait until the last minute to find performers. The longer you put off booking the entertainment, the more likely it is it that you will have trouble finding an available performer.
To guarantee that you have the right entertainment lined up, try to book at least a couple of months ahead of time. If possible, book earlier.
Set the Expectations for the Performers
Before the day of your event, you need to meet with the performers and outline what you expect from them. Some performers have only set skills or tasks that they are willing to perform. Others might have a wider range. By setting the expectations of what you expect from each performer, you can eliminate a situation in which you do not have the right performers in place on your big day.
For instance, if you are hosting a car show and are planning to hire models, you need to decide if the models are only there to present cars or if they will be also required to interact with guests. If they are not there for guest interactions, you need to select a performer who will be.
Understand the Performers’ Needs
Depending on the type of entertainment you contract for, the performers might need props or special equipment set up to properly complete their tasks. Although the performers will likely provide most of the props themselves, you need to know if there are any special arrangements that you need to make.
For instance, auto show models could require the use of a dressing room that is separate from the guests. If so, it is important that you do what you can to accommodate the needs of the entertainers. If you are unable to meet the performers’ needs, inform them as early as possible so that arrangements for alternative props can be made.
Using these tips and working closely with a corporate entertainment agency like Characters for Hire, LLC can help ensure that your event is a success.