A Bar Hire Company Guide to Event Participation
As a bar hire company, we are involved in many corporate events such as award ceremonies, live exhibitions, and even televised events. We know that these events can be quite stressful as they are presenting your business to a wide variety of people, and that is where our experience comes in. We not only offer you a wide range of bar shapes to hire, but we employ a team of dedicated staff as well. Last year, for example, we served over 800,000 drinks with a 100% satisfaction rate, and so you might say we know what we are doing when it comes to corporate events. One thing we have noticed is that the more participatory activities there are at an event, the more involved the attendees are.
Increasing event participation can be a hard thing to pull off, but it is worth putting some effort into as it can help you to incorporate branding, sponsorship and a soft sell into the event while also improving the experience of the attendees.
If you have ever been to Burning Man, then you will have seen their art cars - where everyone gets involved in building some kind of vehicle from scratch. You may not have the resources of Burning Man, but you can use the idea to inspire you to some kind of attendee activity. How about getting teams to decorate bicycles to a certain theme and then racing them?
Not just for comedians and musicians, we have seen an increase in the number of people using the open mic concept to invite people to have group brainstorming sessions which can really help to increase the energy in a room quickly. You could also use the open mic concept to allow start-ups to make short pitches to the rest of the attendees - a great way for them to gauge reactions.
Wishing trees are popular at weddings these days, with guests writing their wishes for the couple on paper and then attaching them to a structure, but you could change this to asking your attendees to pin their business cards to a tree as a fun ice-breaker event. Another way you could use this idea is to ask attendees to write down their ideas based on a theme you pick or just to leave their feedback on the day itself.
Try breaking up the day with some workshops involving specialist sports. One idea we have seen work well is Archery - as this can involve people of all ages and is a fun activity which creates a little bit of competition as well. Other ideas you could think about are a circus skills workshop or some kind of musical experience.
If you are holding a technological event, how about including some kind of VR technology? Provide attendees with a cardboard headset to use with their smartphones and invite them to enter your virtual world. You could set up a virtual theme park and invite attendees to ride the largest roller coasters, or how about a virtual sports station where attendees can race against each other?
At the end of the day, it is important to make your event interesting for your attendees to keep them talking about it and making sure that their view of your business is a positive one. We can help with that! For more information about our bar hire services, please get in touch with us on 01925 633 133 or send us an email to email@example.com