Last week, we acknowledged the importance of throwing well-thought out corporate events in Montreal. Certainly something worth considering if you want to maintain a healthy relationship with your staff and clients. This week, we’re going to look at another set of do’s and don’ts on how to throw successful corporate parties in Montreal that’ll help your business stand out in the eyes of everyone. Have you read last week’s feature on corporate events do’s and don’ts?
- DO plan ahead
It’s staggering the amount of times we’ve had businesses approach us with extremely last minute requests. Despite the lack of time, we’ve done our best to accommodate many businesses in Montreal and we’ve succeeded in throwing phenomenal events for them here at Time. We’re not saying it’s impossible, but it is certainly not ideal either. Many places tend to have their bookings completed for the month. The last thing you want is to be left without options and to resort to a lesser experience. Or worse – no event at all. Do yourselves, a favor and give yourselves the much needed breathing room. Come see us in advance and let’s make the set up a fun thing rather than a stressful one.
- DON’T Pick a Bad Date
Corporate parties in Montreal are fun. Everyone loves them. At least, you would assume this 100% of the time. However, consider the fact that maybe certain members of your staff may be completely overwhelmed given the time of year. No employee is ready to throw away their chances at hitting their targets just to make an appearance. And if they carry their work with pride, it’s definitely a non-starter. But the greatest offense in this is that you are subtly communicating to your staff that you don’t care about their reality. This is especially problematic given that their reality is to meet objectives that you’ve asked of them. It puts them at odds and trivializes your intentions. Be considerate of your employees and their situations. Throw a party when they’ll be able to get the most out of it.
- DO give your guests something to get excited about.
Often, promising a fun corporate party with drinks, food, music and a great venue will be enough to get people on board. But if you really want to guarantee a full attendance, give your guests something to really get excited for. You can get a raffle going and promise a prize to a few lucky people attending. People might be okay missing out food and drinks, but no one wants to miss out on the chance to win a prize.
- Don’t Invite Ex-Employees
Although this has good intentions, it’s debatable whether or not this is a good idea. If it’s a staff party, we feel it should remain that. However, if you’re respectful of those who have worked for you, then open the doors to whomever you please. But it goes without saying that if someone left the company on bad terms, you wouldn’t want to risk that sort of toxicity at your corporate events.
That’s it for this week’s do’s and don’ts. Now that you know, why not consider the first piece of advice and get a head start on planning your event? Give us a call and let’s get to planning your next corporate event in montreal!