6 Ways to Make Corporate Events More Fun
Add these entertaining ideas to your business meeting agenda
Business might be at the core of corporate events, but that doesn’t mean your event agendas have to be serious and conventional, too. Making time for fun and entertainment can not only lighten up your meeting schedule, but it can also increase team collaboration and bonding.
If you’re looking for an entertaining and productive way to bring attendees together, try one of these fun team-building ideas:
Host a cook-off.
What brings people together better than food? Be it a cooking competition or culinary class, a food-related breakout session will ignite creativity in and out of the kitchen—not to mention satisfy stomachs.
Laugh it off.
They say laughter is the best medicine. To relieve stress after a tense Decide meeting, get your team together for an improv workshop. Play games like Actor Switch, where attendees assign characters to two performers. Then, when someone yells, “Actor switch!” the actors must switch roles. Should your budget allow, you can also hire an improv group to facilitate. Either way, the session is sure to stir up some laughter—and build communication skills in the process.
Volunteering is essential to community growth and can be rewarding on an individual level, too. Check out local food banks, animal shelters or other community groups to see how attendees can get involved. Or, should your guests be united through a similar profession, consider skill-based volunteering. For example, if you’re hosting a corporate meeting for a marketing firm, put guests’ talents to good use by having them help a local nonprofit revamp their marketing strategy.
Meetings that require attendees to sit for long periods of time can result in pent-up energy and a lack of focus. To shake off boredom and re-energize the room, consider adding physical activity to the schedule. Team sports will encourage camaraderie, while light activities, such as yoga, can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and a clearer mind.
Tour your destination.
One of the greatest perks of destination meetings is traveling the world and seeing places you might have missed otherwise. So get exploring! Schedule tours or free time for attendees to visit attractions or restaurants or to experience the local city’s culture.
Belt it out.
Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny karaoke’s power to break down barriers between people—and create a lot of fun and laughs in the process. Book a private karaoke room, or work with your event tech partner to set up your meeting space with a speaker system and projection screen to broadcast song lyrics. Then, get your air guitar ready and sing it out!