Meetings can be informative, engaging, and at times intense. What you don’t want is for your audience of bosses, potential investors and dedicated employees to feel bored or worst of all frustrated. The following is a list of ways for speakers, managers, and corporate event organizers to add a spark to an event. To add a bit of gravitas to you may only need to alter a few minutes of your presentation and use the following techniques.
Set an example and get excited
If you want people to get excited, start there yourself and set the tone, of the event. People feed off of the energies of the leader, and you can set that tone in seconds when speaking to a crowd. Give them clues with looks and gestures and they will follow. If you come in gloomy your audience will be dower and if you hype yourself up the crowd will be pumped. Stay focused, engaged and ready to accomplish something and keep away clouds of fear and confusion. Using this technique will lead to a friendly and engaged crowd.
Make sure to bring up hard work and good fortune and develop a positive culture. Putting upcoming work or the future project of your company at the forefront of your speech might seem the best course, but your team deserves acknowledgment for their achievements. Make your audience, your team, and your boss know that you are landing clients, finishing projects and getting things done. The work will come, and you should already know the areas where your company can improve. Address your businesses shortcomings when you have a productive solution, but prove your company is up to the challenge. Make the group feel hopeful and strong but be realistic about what it takes to continue winning in the future.
Provide action steps
Don’t start your presentation unless you have a plan for how things should go for the company moving forward. If your company is suffering from a budgeting shortfall outline what kinds of budget cuts or revenue increases it will take to put you back in the black. Don’t delegate the planning process completely, be aware of the steps in the plan and be able to explain them clearly and without ambiguity. Taking this step will make your team and your audience feels they are speaking with a confident competent leader.
Choose or create the perfect setting
As a part of knowing the plan, tend to every detail of the corporate event to make sure it is fun, filled with respect for the company and its branding, and suggestive of value. Make sure the audio and video systems are up and functioning and that your cues are set. If there is a bar, make sure it’s stocked and the same goes for food. If you have a host at the event make sure they are fun without being distracting.
Contact a professional corporate event organizer to make sure things run smoothly, it’s the right way to delegate and handle a big event.