Live Corporate Events Are Back!
It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been living with COVID-19 for more than two years now. A lot has changed in that time, including the way we host and attend live events.
Before the pandemic, the vast majority of us weren’t nearly as concerned with germs. But thanks to scientific research, vaccines, and a host of other factors, we’re learning to live with our new reality. Do you know what that means? Live corporate events are back, baby!
Here are 5 tips to make sure your next fully in-person and/or hybrid gathering is safe. That way everyone who attends can enjoy the festivities you have planned.
1. Book a Big Enough Venue
Some of the best performances happen in small, intimate spaces—acoustic concerts, special comedy routines, etc. But if you or your audience are concerned with COVID, we recommend booking the largest venue you can. That way people can follow social distancing protocols.
In fact, why not book an outdoor venue? Now that summer weather is here, you shouldn’t have a problem hosting your live corporate event in an amphitheater or something similar.
The best part is, the entertainers we work with at Funny Business will shine in any venue, indoor or outdoor, big or small… Whatever you have in mind, we’ll help make it better!
2. Offer On-Site Safety Precautions
What can you do to ensure your guests feel safe when they get to your venue? We have a couple of ideas. Pick the ones that work for you and your audience.
- On-Site Testing: While inconvenient, you can put your guests at ease by offering on-site COVID testing. Doing so will help you minimize infections if a guest happens to have the virus. If someone does come down with COVID, don’t turn them away. Allow them to enjoy your event virtually from the comfort of their personal hotel room.
- Masks and Sanitizers: You can hand out masks and bottles of hand sanitizer to guests, too. Or, make them available at different locations throughout your venue. This will help stop the spread of germs and allow guests to relax and enjoy themselves during your live corporate event. That’s what you want, right?
3. Invest in Contactless Technology
Contactless technology will allow your event attendees to pay for things without having to touch germ-ridden surfaces. Apple Pay is a great example.
One of the best things about contactless technology, besides the fact that it can help stop the spread of various viruses, is that it can speed up payment processes. That means your guests will spend less time in line and more time enjoying your event content. Win!
4. Secure Event Insurance
Every live corporate event should have insurance—especially in this day and age.
We know, you work hard to make sure every aspect of your get-togethers goes off without a hitch. But you can’t plan for everything. What if, for example, a new variant breaks out and a large portion of your audience gets sick before and/or during your event?
Event insurance will help you guard against the financial and legal ramifications of these kinds of scenarios. Plus, it’s always better to get it and not need it than the other way around.
5. Host Hybrid Events
Finally, try hosting a hybrid event!
If you’re not familiar with the term, a hybrid event is any event that takes place in-person and online. Hosting one will allow you to cater to your entire audience: the people who can’t wait to attend live events again, and the folks who feel more comfortable attending from home.
According to Statista, 35% of events in 2022 will be hybrid. So, if you host this kind of get-together, you’ll be in good company!
Book the Best Event Entertainment With Funny Business
Here’s the truth: your live corporate event will be better with entertainment. But we understand that choosing the perfect entertaining for your next shindig is difficult.
That’s why you should partner with Funny Business. We have the experience you need to craft a winning event. Even better, we have connections with the best comedians, speakers, mentalists, game show hosts, and other performers.
Contact us today to make sure your next live corporate event is a smashing success!