Every company wants its event to create plenty of buzz. In fact, it’s usually the entire point of putting on an exhibition or other show. Despite this, hundreds of events pass by almost unnoticed every year. How can you make sure that yours is remembered and talked about instead of fading into obscurity?
Set Your Goals
Your event needs a goal beyond simply entertaining people. As an event planner, you need to ask your clients what they want to accomplish with their expo. Do they want to introduce a new product, increase buzz about an older one, or promote their company in a more general way? By having a clear end-goal in mind right from the start, you’ll be able to better focus your event.
Know Your Audience
An internal, corporate audience will respond to a far different type of presentation than a crowd from the general public. Playing to the media requires a presentation style all its own. For corporate audiences, keep things crisp and concise so they don’t start thinking of other things they could be doing. The public and media, on the other hand, may be glad to immerse themselves in your show for hours if it’s compelling enough.
One of the biggest dangers of putting on an event is that it’ll seem aimless. The other danger is that it’ll end up beset by snafus. Worst of all is some combination of the two. Avoiding these issues is as simple as planning everything down to the last detail. Everything from the venue to the brochures on the tables should be carefully thought out. Be sure to have backup plans just in case you have to adapt to unexpected changes in your original one, too.
Be Ready for On-Site Surprises
All of the best planning will go awry if you aren’t prepared for the inevitable turns of events that occur whenever big crowds come together. Make all of your props and sets resistant to jostling, spilled drinks, and other such things. No matter what happens, keep your cool – you want attendees to focus on the event itself, not your reaction to an unplanned surprise.
Assign Clear Roles to All Staff
In order for a team to work efficiently, everyone must know what their responsibilities are. A team without clear roles is like a football team where nobody knows who’s supposed to be the quarterback – it wouldn’t be remotely effective. Make sure everyone has a clear plan for their own individual roles.
Host Your Event in the Proper Venue
Our 70,000-square-foot venue here at Soho Studios in Miami can be configured for both small and large events. If you’re hosting an exhibition in the area, be sure to stop by. You’ll find that it’s perfect for both corporate and public events.