Many people find it difficult to hire entertainment for corporate events. You must choose entertainment that is professional and suitable for all audiences. It is easy to fall into the corporate trap of doing the same thing year after year.
- Plan Your Event
How you would like the evening go. You can plan your event around the entertainment you have in mind. If you do not know what entertainment you want, then plan the event around that entertainment. You should allow for flexibility in your time-table if you are not sure about the entertainment. You can adjust the layout of the room to suit the performance you choose, and the itinerary.
- Know your budget
Before you approach entertainers about their entertainment, be aware of your budget. The entertainment you receive will depend on how much you are able to spend on the entertainer. You need to stick to your budget and provide entertainment that meets your requirements. But, hiring entertainers based on their lowest price can spell doom. You might want to put things in perspective and determine the per-person entertainment budget. Your guests will quickly forget about the best food and drinks, but entertainment that leaves an emotional impression and lasts a long time makes a lasting impression. The lasting impressions are made by the amount of fun your guests had at your event.
- Talk to us about your event and budget.
Professional entertainers will ask you questions about your event. This includes what kind of event you are planning, how many people you expect to attend, the theme of the event and a timeline. This allows them to determine if the act they offer is suitable for your event and group. You might get some ideas that they can use to improve your event. Ask your entertainer about any special packages. You may find a package that makes your event even more special. You can also discuss your budget with them to determine if they fall within your budget. You can proceed if they are within your budget. If not, it is a time-saver and you should contact the next entertainer on the list.
After your first contact, you should feel at ease with the entertainer and agree that you are a good match. Ask them for references and promotional material. Most entertainers will have websites which contain all or most of their promotional material. Do not engage an entertainer if they are unable to provide references.