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5 Crucial Elements For Corporate Events That Spark Conversation And Connection

5 Crucial Elements For Corporate Events That Spark Conversation And Connection

If networking is an important part of your upcoming event, these tips will help you get people connecting. This builds a sense of community which helps guests feel invested in your brand or company. When it comes to fundraising efforts or rallying investors, the relationships you build around your brand are paramount.

There’s also the obvious attraction of getting your guests to have fun to consider. This will deliver value to them which improves how they feel about your company. It also creates amazing opportunities for event content like photos and video that you can share on your socials later.

Tips For Extra Connected Corporate Events 1- Appeal To Introverts

The extroverts at your function will mostly take care of themselves. By appealing to introverts as well, however, you include these thoughtful, self-aware types that often make ideal brand loyalists. Furthermore, by catering to those slower to warm up, you’ll actually deepen everyone’s experience.

Introverts enjoy comfort, true connection, and one-on-one interaction. They sometimes need a low-key space to recharge after (or during) social gatherings. By incorporating small, intimate sitting areas with warm lighting and soft music, you can draw people into situations where they can connect with fellow attendees.

Regular breaks between speakers or guided activities provide time for guests to reflect and recharge. Spaces with comfortable seating and dim lights are perfect for one-on-one conversations or quiet contemplation.

Other great ideas include mindfulness rooms featuring yoga, meditation, or a place to regroup and activities that help people bond. We’ll talk more about these types of games further down on the list.

Tips For Extra Connected Corporate Events 2- Clearly Mark Pathways And Detail Expectations

The weeks leading up to your event create a great time to market to future attendees. One way to do this is to send an email with very detailed instructions about your venue and how to enter the event. This helps people feel more comfortable upon arrival while simultaneously giving you a valuable reason to reach out.

Avoid any awkwardness guests feel when they first arrive by including many signs and clear pathways they should follow. This also gives you an opportunity to gently guide them through your event without herding them like sheep.

The signs provide opportunities to drive home branding (include your logo on all of them). Additionally, you can set up each environment that your guests will flow through in a way that influences their mood or behavior.

This is subtle and more effective than you might think. Brainstorm some ways you can enhance guests experience as they move through your venue after arrival.

Nametags offer more creative options. Encourage guests to include something about themselves other than their name on the tag. This helps people connect during the event and serves as a conversation starter.

Tips For Extra Connected Corporate Events 3- Require A Friendly Staff

If every vendor and staff member at your event is friendly and warm, guests will feel welcome. Yet again, this creates a certain impression of your brand. It also helps people feel more open.

A simple smile when staff makes eye contact with a guest can make a big impression. What other ways can you offer this personal touch?

Tips For Extra Connected Corporate Events 4- Organize Games And Activities

Small talk and icebreaker games are important during your event. Think about boardgames and trivia cards and where you can place them to get conversations started. Scavenger hunts or games where attendees have to share something with their neighbor, whether it’s a sticker or a fact about themselves, will get your group to start connecting.

Tips For Extra Connected Corporate Events 5- Allow Guests To Submit Panel Questions Electronically

If you have Q&A sessions planned, consider letting guests submit their questions electronically. You can do this via social media groups or apps made specifically for your event. Hashtags that relate to your event are another great way to allow people to get involved without putting them on the spot.

This also gives you some representation on social media at the same time.

You’ll ultimately get more participation because people can jot down their questions during panels or throughout the event rather than forgetting them. The anonymous submission also gives greater insight into what people truly think.

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Book A Corporate Event DJ SF – A Quick Guide

Book A Corporate Event DJ SF – A Quick Guide

We’re all busier than ever, so we want to give you some more insider information about booking the right corporate event DJ in the San Francisco area. Making the right choice means understanding some key features that every DJ and event vendor in our area should possess. Corporate events are different than weddings and even large personal parties.

Looking for experience and a good reputation will get you started, but there are more things to look out for.

Book A Corporate Event DJ SF: What Were The Last 5 Events They Did?

If you ask a prospective DJ about their experience and they know you’re a corporate event professional, they could tailor their answers. A more interesting way to get a feel for what they really do is to ask pointed questions.

Tell me about the last 5 events you worked is a probing inquiry that is harder to fluff off. Listen carefully to the answers you get and you’ll know if you’re really booking a wedding DJ for your corporate fundraiser.

By the way, we book both weddings and corporate events, so there’s nothing wrong with that. But the bulk of our work leans toward corporate clients, so that’s certainly a space we feel comfortable in. Look for the same in your next hire.

Book A Corporate Event DJ SF: Can They Give A Corporate Reference?

Find out if there is another event professional that you can reach out to who can vouch for your prospective DJ. If you can’t get a straight answer, that could be a bad sign.

When you do get the name and contact information for someone in your field, ask about their event. Is it similar to the one you’re planning? What stood out to them about the DJ and would they work with them again?

Book A Corporate Event DJ SF: Ask Clearly About Price!

Don’t shy away from a negotiation with your DJ prospects. Another important thing is to be clear about your budget. When everything is on the table, you can add and remove services that could bring the cost into where you need to be.

If you feel resistance during negotiation, explore it! Being uncomfortable about the process won’t help. It’s also important to remember, however, that you’re talking one professional to another. Corporate event DJs have training, skills, and experience that often justify their rates.

Book A Corporate Event DJ SF: Ask For Videos!

The best way to see what a DJ is about is to ask for some videos from prior events they worked. It’s the next best thing to being there. You can see both how they work and how the guests responded to their music choices and any MCing they did for their client.

Book A Corporate Event DJ SF: Investigate Insurance

It is absolutely vital that the DJ you choose have appropriate insurance. This protects everyone involved. Ask for some proof about their coverage so you have a clear view of the situation.

Looking For A DJ In The San Francisco Area?

We would obviously love to help you launch a successful event that your guests will talk about for weeks. Give us a call to learn more!

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SF Bay Area DJ Service Expands To Video Studio

SF Bay Area DJ Service Expands To Video Studio

We’ve said it before and it’s worth repeating. Video is king. While we’re always available to professionally shoot your projects, we want to offer something more. If you need a space and equipment to film a YouTube or social media video or even a promotional short for your business, we have you covered.

We’ve mentioned this development before, but we want to highlight this service to anyone who can’t wait to put their idea onto the screen. You don’t have to shell out the cash for the equipment yourself and rent a space for the long term. We can help you on a per-project basis.

Diamond Sonic Bay Area DJ Service Studio Rental

We have space full of everything you need to shoot a professional looking social media video on a budget. You’ll end up with a product worthy of any influencer with millions of subscribers and no one will know you rented the space.

Having the ability to book a one-off session in your local area gives your dreams real substance. We wanted to build a bridge between your creative vision and a final product.

Social media videos are the wave of the future as well as the present. Even if you aren’t personally after influencer status, you’ll find a short explainer video is invaluable to your service or business.

We’ve set things up so all you have to do is turn a few things on and press play.

Your Bay Area DJ Service And Beyond

Ok, so we love video content, but we’re also passionate about providing you with a full-service experience. It excites us to think about hosting the next big online personality or giving you the ability to reach your audience. In order to do this at a wider range of price points, we jumped at a chance to implement this new studio.

With this step, we can provide DJ services in the San Francisco area, operate a full equipment rental service from projectors to lights and sound, send techs to your event to run it all for you, and shoot photos and videos. This development takes us even further toward our goal of being a creative, digital service company for the new millennia.

Stepping Forward Together

Because this is breaking news, you won’t find many details on the website just yet. If you’re interested in booking a session, just contact us for a quote. We’ll give you the details and rate sheet for all of your options.

If you need any editing help with the final project, let us know and we can help. We have a portfolio to share and you can see some of our work in the wedding videography section of the website. By the way, being DJs helps us pick killer music to back your shots.

Just because we spend more and more time with a growing community of social media friends doesn’t mean we should lose our local connections. Let’s collaborate to realize your next video project.

Talk to you soon!

 

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