6 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Corporate Award Ceremony
Corporate awards ceremonies are a great way to show how much you appreciate your executives.
Chief Infrastructure Producer
October 3, 2023
Corporate awards ceremonies are a great way to show how much you appreciate your executives. Share the success of your business with them, they will feel more motivated and closer to your brand. A corporate award will give your best performing employees more respect from their peers. Plus, social gatherings will improve teamwork. There are so many reasons to host a corporate award ceremony, no wonder all the big enterprises are constantly hosting them.
A successful corporate award ceremony should feel like an event. Asking your employees to hang out after work, and handing out a few pages with printed congratulations, doesn’t count as a ceremony. You might lack the budget to throw a world-class event, no problem, you just need to get creative. Show that you care about the award, the effort you put into it is what will make your employees appreciate it. In this article, we’ll go over a few tips that will make your corporate award ceremony a success.
1. Choose the Ideal Awards
The most important part of any award ceremony are, unsurprisingly, the awards. You need to pick an award that owes your team, in other words, your awards need to be enviable. They should be current and follow the theme of your corporate award ceremony. Ask your executives about materials, kinds, and themes they like best. Let’s take a look at the usual choices.
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2. Location matters
The second thing you should consider is where to host your ceremony. Hosting it at the office will undermine the general atmosphere, you don’t want your corporate award ceremony feeling like any other workday. Try to find a spacious place, preferably with event installations. Having a stage on location will save you a lot of trouble.
3. Make a Grand Entrance
You should wait until most of your guests arrive before announcing yourself. Be creative as to how. A grand entrance will grab the attention of everybody, giving you the perfect opportunity to reinforce the goal of the night. That’s time to build up the awards, and graciously remind everybody that your company is behind the event.
4. Plan the Catering
Food and refreshments are crucial for a successful corporate award ceremony. Signature cocktails and varied appetizers will ensure all your guests have the right mindset. A good general mood will enhance the effect of your awards.
5. Entertain your Guests
The worst threat to your award ceremony is bored guests. You want them to pay attention, to remember your event. Usual approaches to prevent this are live music, professional dancers, and celebrity hosts. Now, if you find this too expensive, you could think about activities for your guest. An open mic won’t add to your costs and will be a fun experience.
6 Stage Design
Put some thought on your stage. A great looking stage will add a lot of value to the award experience. Focus on finding the right lighting, and make sure your decoration is not too busy.
Hopefully, these tips will inspire you to make a great corporate award ceremony. Remember to have fun with it, be creative. The best award ceremonies are the more personal ones, use a theme that resonates with your executives and your business. Most importantly, make the night unforgettable with the perfect award. Take a virtual tour of our gallery, you’re sure to find the right one.
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