Undertaking Event Management At Work


We often have to host various functions for work. These may range from a product launch, to an annual cocktail party for clients or even simply an annual employees night. Whatever the occasion, hosting and planning one of these events is not an easy undertaking. We have put together a series of suggestions that you could put in place as a system to follow when hosting work events that can then be customised for each occasion.

Sort the numbers

You will want to start by sorting out all the numbers. What this means is that you should start by having a rough idea of approximately how many work related corporate and social events your company might host throughout the year. Then when making the company budget for the year you can make sure that a portion of the budget is allocated towards this so that you have a limit for how much can be spent and how many events can be hosted as well. Also have on hand a list of employees, contractors and clients. Make sure that these lists are constantly updated so that at any time you know how many people to expect at an event or how many to invite or at the very least have a number with which to make estimations and approximations on.

Hire help

You may want to look at hiring or entering into a contract with companies that provide corporate entertainment. This would be especially useful if hosting events is a regular art of your work life.

You are also likely to get better rates from a company that provides entertainment if you have a long term agreement with them. They will for instance likely take care of décor and other entertainment options such as providing photography services and providing other entertainment such as comedy sketches or music. Before hiring them, ask if they do tailor made entertainment packages based on the event. You will want to enter into similar contracts with a catering company. Also consider scouting out venues that you can regularly use and if you know for a fact that the annual Christmas party for instance has to be organised then make a booking early to avoid and mishaps or the unavailability of your venue at the peak of the holiday season.

Remember to delegate

You do not have to shoulder this burden alone. For each event remember to delegate. Place different people in charge of different aspects and work as their project manager – this way you can ensure that everything runs smoothly without getting too stressed out.

How To Get Your Voice Heard And Increase Your Followers

In the past, getting your voice heard was a lot more difficult than it is today. We have access to so much social media that it is possible for your voice to be heard anywhere in the world at any given point in time. There are still some things you need to do in order to have your voice heard by more people and to increase and engage your following.

Social media is one step towards fame and fortune!

If you currently use social media to get your music out to the people it is time to take an audit on your videos and clips that you have posted. Think about how the music sounds and perhaps even get some constructive feedback from family and friends. Your family and friends will be able to provide you with honesty and this is always important. If the sound of your demo isn’t as great as it could be, consider a studio recording in Sydney to improve the sound quality.

If you can, have a look locally to see what is on offer in order to create a demo tape. A good demo tape will set you apart from the others, as it will appear more professional and far more appealing. Some might think you are already a studio recording artist which provides more credibility to your work as well. This can only be of benefit to you in your stage career.

Reflect on the good and forget about the bad

Once you have posted your stuff on social media, it is out there for the world to see. Some people won’t like your style and some may even post harsh comments. You cannot control the thoughts and actions of others, only yourself. You have to remain positive and strive ahead regardless of who is trying to hold you back. If you believe in yourself and your abilities, you have the best potential to make something of yourself in your chosen field.

So post to as many social media channels as you can. It will enable you to obtain additional followers who may then share your music with even more people as well. It can also be a good idea to participate in music forums and discussions relating to instruments and singing. You will be improving your professional image so make sure you are always posting informative and positive comments. Remember that others can see what you post on social media, so you always want to make sure you are about the music first.

Somebody could be listening to you right now!

Getting your voice heard and increasing your followers will hopefully head on the right path towards success. You never know who will hear you at the right time and from there, the sky will be the limit.