Tips For Successful Events
Each year organizations spend a great deal of money, time and energy bringing entertainment, artists, and speakers to their various events. Unfortunately, some events do not experience maximum success due to a variety of small details being neglected. G. L. Berg Entertainment assists over 1000 clients annually in providing shows for their guests. The following are helpful tips collected from clients, audiences and entertainers. If you follow these tips you are likely to have a much more successful show.
10 Important Tips for Better Performances at Events:
- Less can be more! Clients may think a 75 minute show is what they want when they really should have is a 30 to 45 minute show. Event nights can get long and it is nice to leave an audience feeling happy, energized and wanting more.
- Always request that the wait staff not clear dishes during an after dinner show. It is a major disturbance for your guests.
- Give some thought as to how to best set up the room. Site lines are important for your guests.
- Keep things moving along throughout the event. Often people are done eating and just sitting and waiting for things to happen. Dessert shows can work great to keep the evening moving along.
- Try not to have a break between your meal, program, and the performance. Keep things moving and flowing. Once people get up and start moving and talking it is hard to get them sitting back down and refocused. Things should be ready to go and the performer should be all set so they can jump on stage and keep the evening flowing.
- Make sure you have a strong MC. Try to have someone who is energetic and articulate do the MC work for your event. It makes the night a whole lot better for your guests. This might be someone who typically would not have that role in the company.
- Allow enough time and space for acts to set up and perform properly. Professional entertainers will want to arrive and set up and do sound and light checks prior to your guests ever entering the room.
- Pay attention to the little details required to make the show the best it can be. Stage size, power needs, set-up time, and a dressing room for the act to change and warm-up in are all things that help a show be its very best.
- Even if you have a committee selecting entertainment, have only one person act as a contact for the entertainer prior to the day of performance and the night of the performance. Things tend to get mixed up when three different people are telling the performer three different things.
- Lastly, choose the right entertainment! If you consistently provide your guests with good entertainment, they will come to the event looking forward to the show no matter what you have chosen. By the same token, if you get something poor on stage, they will be looking to run away at the first chance they get.
For more assistance in booking the right show for your next event, please give us a call at 888-654-6901!