This Is The Reason Your Corporate Event Is Doomed To Fail

Corporate events come in all shapes and sizes and can be very effective at promoting or marketing a  business. Hosting an event is a big task, but many companies are keen for the challenge. You will encounter many issues that try and bring your event down and make it a failure. However, amongst all those issues, there is one thing that’s the biggest and most damaging.

Not being organized is the main reason your corporate event is doomed to fail. There are so many negative things that occur when an event isn’t properly organized. People might not know where they’re going, guests turn up late, everything just gets thrown into chaos.

So, this post will address this problem and provide you with assistance to ensure any corporate event is more organized.

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Create Maps Of The Event Venue

If you have a large corporate event venue, then it can be hard for everyone to find their way around the place. This is especially difficult for trade shows or events with multiple rooms and features. What you need to do is get maps of the venue created and placed in areas where people can look at them and figure out where they need to go.

You can also find companies like Alpha Card that can design pocket maps that you can hand out to guests upon their arrival. Maps give more structure to an event as people can go where they need to go and don’t end up getting lost.

Create A Schedule

You need to have a schedule for your event to see when everything is meant to go down. This is particularly important in conference situations or when you have a stage and multiple speakers coming out at different times. You must allocate any special speakers into time slots where they can address the audience and then go off stage when their time is up. It keeps things way more organized, and your event can run a lot smoother.

Always Have A Backup Idea

In an ideal world, everything will run smoothly, and your event will follow its schedule. However, there may be unforeseen circumstances that ruin things for you. A great example is when a special guest doesn’t show up, and you have loads of people waiting to hear from someone. Or, you plan on hosting an outdoor event, but the weather is bad.

In these scenarios, if you unorganized and don’t have backup plans, your event is doomed to fail. You need to have backup ideas for everything just in case things go wrong. Have a different venue as a backup if the weather ruins your first idea. Be in contact with a backup speaker and bring them along in case your first choice pulls out. This helps you keep your schedule and iron out any bumps in the road, making your event more successful.

So, if you want a good business event, the key is being organized at all times. Plan everything out and provide a solid structure for your event.

Everything You Need For Your Event Stand To Succeed

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Going to business events is an excellent way to bolster your company’s success. They’re useful whether you’re an established business looking for new leads or a startup trying to compete. You can make new connections, attract customers, and get your name out there.

There are many kinds of business events you can use to promote your company. Some of the most impactful are trade shows, conventions, and exhibitions. These enable companies to set up stands to appeal to attendees.

It’s worth going to these events whenever you can. But before you do, make sure you plan a stand-out exhibition stand. It’s a way to make your company stand out and attract new people. Here’s what you’ll need for a brilliant business event stand.

An Eye-Catching Stall

When your business exhibits at an event, you’ll need a stall that’ll catch people’s attention. You want passers-by to notice you and take an interest. There are some effective methods you can use for drawing people in.

Using signage can help you get noticed. For instance, you could put up colorful exhibition stands and banners. Don’t just put your business name—pictures of your products and some minor details can help turn people’s heads.

Keep your stand nice and clean and make sure you have something worth seeing. If you’re selling products, bring samples to show to attendees. If you’re offering a web app, bring a laptop for people to test it out. Offering food also helps—no one will turn down free snacks!

Friendly Staff

Simply having a stall isn’t enough. You need people who are going to interact with attendees and get them interested. Friendly and enthusiastic brand ambassadors can get your company’s message across to customers.

You might want to do this yourself, or have your staff members help. Alternatively, you could hire exhibition staff from specialist services. These kinds of companies will provide you with great people who know how to get the attention of attendees.

Your staff can tell potential clients what your business can do for them. They could also encourage potential customers to visit your website. In some cases, you may even be able to make sales from your stand!

Promotional Materials

It’s crucial that you bring along some promotional materials for your exhibition. These can be handed out to potential clientele, business people, and anyone else in attendance. They can be used to promote your business and even gain you some web traffic.

For instance, you might want to print some brochures about your business to hand out to visitors. That way, they can take them and learn about your company later on if they’re in a hurry. Highlight your unique selling points and what makes you a business worth using.

You could also hand out business cards for networking purposes. Be sure to include your name, company name, and email. You might also want to include your website, and perhaps even social media channels. It can also help to give out free gifts. People might not be interested in taking a leaflet, but they’d be much more interested in taking a pen or a wristband! Imprint your website on them to get people curious.

How to Plan a Book Launch Party

Today, I’m privileged to be featured on JamiGold.com, talking about book launch parties: online and offline. I just hosted an online book launch party this week, so talk about good timing! I’ve also had an offline book launch, so I was able to share tips and tricks from personal experience. Hope you guys will give it a read by clicking HERE.

There are FREE, downloadable checklists in the post. I also have a link to my 2012 book launch party gallery, but you can check it out by clicking HERE.

Huge THANK YOU to Jami Gold for hosting me; she is amazing and runs a pretty popular blog, so I feel like I’ve won the lottery just by being on her blog. Check out her other posts and peruse her website. There’s so much good stuff on there, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store.

Again, you can check out my post by clicking HERE.

Have a great rest of your week, all! ❤

HUGE Online Book Launch Party!

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Hey, readers!

Just wanted to let you all know about a really cool Facebook event I’m MCing next week: The Ultimate Cosby Media Productions Book Launch Party.

Basically, we’ve launched a lot of books (see above) from CMP in the past few weeks (mine included), and we want to have a virtual party to celebrate and host some giveaways. I’ll be hosting, along with fellow authors Keshawn Dodds and Braxton Cosby. We’ll also be sharing the spotlight with some of our other author friends, who will be running some fun activities and hosting giveaways of their books/swag.

If you’re a YA book lover, you definitely should join the party. The link is public, so you can RSVP and join by clicking HERE. I’d love to “see” you there, hanging out with all of us and talking about books. 

The event will run from 9am PST/12pm EST to 5pm PST/8pm EST on Tuesday, June 30th. Again, you can click HERE to check it out and join.

Hope to see you there!

Now Available: Protostar by Braxton Cosby

Hey, guys!

Remember when I did the cover reveal for Braxton Cosby’s Protostar? Well, the book is officially out today! Super exciting! I wanted to do a quick spotlight so ya’ll can pick up a copy for yourselves. 🙂

 

Here’s the synopsis:

 

WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE: LOVE OR DUTY? As the Torrian Alliance continues its age-old mission of hunting down Star-children, King Gregorio Derry reluctantly agrees to send his only son, William, to planet Earth on a mission to bring honor back to the Royal Family name. The target: Sydney, a young teenage girl, unaware of her alien heritage. When an unforeseen accident delays the assassination, William begins to realize a connection forming with Sydney and struggles to follow through with his orders. With the fear of Civil War imminent back home, William must make the ultimate choice between his irrevocable duty and love, sacrificing everything he believes. But as a hidden menace emerges to secure a vested interest, and impossible odds begin to mount against them, William and Sydney wonder if a connection between two Star-Crossed lovers is enough to save them from destruction.

 

Protostar Cover

 

You can pick up a copy of the eBook on Amazon and other online retailers (Smashwords, B&N, Kobo). Paperback for this title will be available on June 30th, and there will be a special Facebook launch party on that day. (I’ll let you guys know all about that soon.)

 

Also, did you know there is a prequel to this book? It’s titled Broken Prince, and was released on eBook last week. I have had the pleasure of editing all the books in the Star-Crossed Saga thus far, and really enjoyed Broken Prince. Grab a copy on Amazon.

Broken Prince

On June 30th, Braxton will be releasing the follow-up to Protostar: Supernova. I am really stoked for that. If you’re into YA/Sci-Fi, you HAVE TO read this series! Just trust me on this. 🙂 The paperback for Supernova will also be released on that same day.

To see all the other books written by Braxton, just check out his Amazon Author Page by clicking HERE. Also, feel free to send him a tweet and congratulate him on his book’s release.

 

 

Braxton Cosby

About Braxton:

Braxton A. Cosby loves to share stories of hope, inspiration, and love that exemplify the joys and trials of life’s journeys. He is a multi-award-winning author who delves in a little bit of every genre from young adult fiction, health and non-fiction, to autobiographies. 

For a full bio, click HERE to visit his website.

You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook.