Are you planning a corporate event for 2020?
You put a lot of effort and resources into planning corporate event ideas. So, get creative and make it something your guests will never forget!
10 Awesome 2020 Corporate Event Ideas
Some corporate events seem to drone on, making employees and clients cringe at the thought of them. You do not want this.
Great corporate event entertainment will raise company morale and help lock in important clients! Keep reading to learn 10 ways you can make it memorable.
1. Let the 20’s Roar
The 1920s were a time of greatness. This is one of the best corporate party themes for the new 20s!
Think of the Great Gatsby! He knew how to throw an event that everybody wanted to go to.
Rent out an establishment with beautiful Gardens where you can decorate with fairy lights and paper lanterns as he did. You can secretly serve cocktails from this era, like Bee’s Knees and hire a live band to play Jazz from that era.
On the invitations, give everybody the secret code to get in, as if entering an American speakeasy, and tuck the bar away. Set a formal dinner with 20s inspired foods.
Bringing history to life will give your company a promising future! Guests always love this portion of American antiquity.
2. Make It Magical
People of all ages love magic. It doesn’t matter that adults understand the magician simply plays mind tricks because our wonderment makes the magic.
Hire a magician and mind-reader to put your guests in awe. Your corporate party will levitate above all others as people cannot stop talking about the excitement and humour during the performance.
3. Become a Murder Mystery
Turn the night into a murder mystery, where everybody who attends plays a roll of some sort. Your guests will enjoy this immersive game paired with a fancy dinner.
The murder mystery dinner is a perfect prelude to the magic and mind reading show! Better yet, keep the mystery going during the magician’s performance so that the intrigue never ends.
4. Get Your Guests Raving About It
Remember, this is the new 20’s. Throw out the old concept that you must throw a proper black tie affair.
Creative event themes should match the times, and now is the time for people to let loose their creativity! Make it a literal rave.
Book a nightclub, hire a DJ, play techno dance music, and pass out glow sticks! This will especially appeal to a younger workforce.
5. Add Art
People love to create things. And your company is always making big ideas happen!
Portray that with artsy conference theme ideas! You can do this in several ways.
If you want to highlight the individualism expressed in your company, then supply all guests with a canvas and paints. Ask your guests to depict how their work makes them feel.
Or, if you want people to recognize the unity within your corporation, make it more of a group effort! You can have everybody design something on a large canvas, graffiti one large wall of your building together, or use various items pertaining to your company to build a sculpture.
Art binds communities together. It also allows people to safely and freely express who they are, what they feel, and the things they stand for. This can show everybody the beautiful true colours of your business.
6. Reach for the Stars
If you want to set your company vision beyond the limits of the sky, then book your next corporate event at the local planetarium. These spacious domes can typically hold a large crowd.
After a quick star show, you can put the keynote speaker into the centre of it all. Choose from the best keynote speakers in the world, so they can inspire out of this world motivation.
You can still choose your magician for your corporate party entertainment in this facility. It’s all in the stars!
7. Create a Flash Mob
Take your event outside of the box! These 2020 Corporate Event Ideas can bring everybody together to do something that tells the rest of the world about your next big business move!
Take a half-hour out of each workday to all practice together. When teaching the moves, talk about the whys you might hear during a corporate conference.
How does this song fit your forecast? What does this imply?
Flags and banners can help project this to on seers. Choose a location with heavy traffic and your target market.
Done right, this will pleasantly surprise a crowd. People will pull out their mobile to snap a video for their social media, further expanding your reach.
Like all good corporate events, making a flash mob will help your employees see the direction of your corporation and get motivated to meet your goals. Everybody will remember this creative and fun idea.
8. Kidult For the Night
Nobody wants to grow all the way up. Give your responsible team a night to remember with a childlike party!
Hire lovable characters to walk around in costume for photo-ops. Hand out swag bags with lots of fun goodies.
Corporate party themes like this require games and exciting entertainment! This is another great opportunity to bring in your favourite magician or mind reader for an overload of excitement.
Who says business cannot be fun?
9. Snap a Picture
Set up photo booths for your guests to take pictures with one another! Stock the stations with a variety of fun props and disguises.
This will promote bonding within your corporation. To make the memory of the night last, set up a large bulletin board in the office and encourage people to pin up their pictures from the photo booths!
10. Encourage Attendance with a Giveaway
People love the chance to win. Even losers get to experience the thrill of possibility for a time.
Create a monster giveaway and announce it in your invitation. Every invitation equals one raffle ticket, giving everybody equal opportunity to win.
Then, build up your guests throughout the night by reminding them of the drawing at the end of the night. Depending on the size of your company, you may want to raffle off some shares, send them on a mini vacation, or give then an awesome product or service for free.
Plan Your 2020 Events Now
Allow these 2020 corporate event ideas to inspire you! Your party should speak to the way your company appreciates everybody involved.
I want to help you make your event magical! Contact me to set up entertainment you won’t forget!
If you’re making plans for a trade show booth to promote your products and services, you want to make it memorable. You could spend your entire budget on trade show gifts, display screens, and booth designs and only attract a few prospects.
This is where a corporate trade-show magician comes in. Imagine your booth with a high quality professional magician who makes your brand unforgettable. A talented magician can put you miles ahead of the competition, drawing a crowd to your booth & making your company really stand out.
When you’re thinking about trade-show booth ideas, put a magician at the top of your list. With showmanship, personality and an upbeat message, a trade-show magician will generate sales and new clients like magic.
Are you ready to take your trade-show booth to the next level and boost your brand awareness? Read more about trade-show magicians, and five reasons to hire a magician for your next trade show.
1. Entertaining Way to Reach Your Audience
A professional magician lets your audience know that your company is unique and different. You have fun and want your customers to have fun. This in itself demonstrates to your clients, your positive company culture. Trade-Shows and Exhibitions are long and tiring events. They typically last anywhere from 2-4 days and by the end of it, both visitors and exhibiting companies are tired and ready for home. By utilising the skills of a high quality magician, your booth will stand out from the monotony of countless other booths, giving your company a fun and entertaining edge over the competition.
2. Generate Sales and Clients
Whether you’re trying to attract new prospects, build your brand awareness or retain your current customers, instead of handing out business cards, a magician can weave your message into a trick. Generating sales and clients is the key to your business success and a trade-show magician will help you do that. Their presence naturally will increase your projected footfall and once guests are engaged, they will talk. Not just to your team but also other guests at the exhibition, letting everyone know about your stand.
3. Attract and Keep the Crowd
Magic will attract a crowd to your booth! One of the skills of the magician is the ability to create rapport and relax your visitors. By getting them laughing and curious will make them more receptive to your company message. The aim of all the tricks is to attract people to your trade-show booth, increase your footfall and create opportunities for your team to generate more sales, which leads to more profit and brand awareness.
Not only that, when your visitors are having fun, they engage with your brand on an emotional level. This helps them retain your message even when the trade-show is over!
4. Engage Visitors Through Participation
A magic show engages your visitors by getting them to participate in the show. Engaging prospects is an important part of successful sales. The magician asks questions, answers questions and invites your visitors to take part in the act. This keeps them at your booth instead of leaving for competitor’s booths. Your team will also be on hand to work in harmony with your magician so that they are immediately able to speak to guests at the conclusion of the performance.
5. Stand Out from the Competition
By combining magic and salesmanship, a trade-show magician can help your business stand out from the crowd. When you’re at a trade-show or corporate event, you have to compete with hundreds of other businesses trying to attract prospects. A professional trade-show magician is guaranteed to grab the attendees attention, build your brand awareness and value, as well as keep the crowd on your booth. Your booth will have never been as popular! Of course, your competition will see this and immediately regret not having this major advantage working in unison with them. Thats why many companies will hire the same magician each year!
Choosing a Trade-Show Magician
When you’re choosing a trade-show magician, you want someone who becomes part of your sales team. You should select someone who will be a good representative of your company. The magician you choose should also be able to integrate your sales goals into his presentation. Your magician should be as enthusiastic about your products and services as you are.
Contact me to learn more about how I can use magic to make your trade-show booth or corporate event entertaining and unforgettable.
Welcome to the first in a series of blogs where I intend to take you behind the scenes and give you an insight into a day in the life of a Mentalist.
Now, while I won’t be giving away all of my secrets, I will certainly reveal the highlights, the frustrations and the challenges I face when performing live or designing new tricks for various audiences.
The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Annual Ball
I had been looking forward to the PPWH Annual Ball for a while because of the scale of the event itself. While I love performing close up and mingling with a crowd, performing on stage is one of the most thrilling experiences for any performer whether they are a musician, dancer, singer or comedian – or in my case, a mind reader.
Now, I feel it important to state at this point that what I do is nothing to do with clairvoyance or reading minds; instead I read people. I read their tells, their expressions and their mannerisms in a way that makes it seem I am reading their thoughts. What I do is often referred to as mentalism however, being known as Looch the Mentalist probably wouldn’t help my marketing team.
The Night Before the Performance
So, back to the event.
I flew up to Glasgow on the Friday which took all of 45 minutes. In fact, it took me longer to get to East Midlands Airport airport than it did to fly to Scotland. But after a quick and easy flight, I arrived at the wonderful Torrance Hotel in East Kilbride which was my home for the next two nights.
To my surprise, I was quite anxious about the performance the following evening as it was the first time I was ever using live video and audio cues during a show. I did not sleep well at all, but this is always the case when I am away from home.
The Day Of the Performance
With a whole morning and afternoon to fill before the show, I found myself in East Kilbride Shopping Centre where I was able to distract myself watching the new Joker movie – a bleak and majestic film which I highly recommend. Sitting back in my reclining leather chair, I was able to relax before heading to the venue to prepare.
I arrived at Crossbasket Castle at 5pm and with the help of a company called Cameron, we set up my videos and other links I needed later on before they started work setting up links for the charity auction that would take place before I took to the stage.
I had two screens flanking me on the stage and there were screens set up around the room so all 150 guests could be part of the performance.
Then it was just a waiting game which is the part I like the least.
My performance was preceded by a choir, and a young opera singer who was amazing and plenty of compèring from the host, Jackie Brambles who is a journalist, radio DJ and former presenter of Loose Women.
Things over ran, as they naturally do, and I stepped foot on stage 25 minutes later than planned, at 10.10pm ready for my 30-minute, one man show.
I couldn’t have asked for a better audience, They had been so responsive through the Stroop Test I had set up for them during the meal, I just knew I was going to thrive on their energy.
For those who do not know what a Stroop Test is, this was an interactive video played for the guests just before my show started where they had to shout out the colour a word was written in rather than the word itself.
The idea was to introduce an interactive element prior to me getting on stage so they were ready for the audience participation elements I used throughout my live performance.
The audience laughed the entire way through the above test, which was a fantastic precursor to my show.
The show itself went well and my 30 minutes included
- Reading peoples body language and ‘poker tells’
- Rapid calculations
- Influencing a lady’s thought so she would search for a ‘Hamster’ in Google
- Revealing people’s memories from school.
- Making someone feel me touching their shoulder when I was 20 feet away (something you also might have seen recently on Britain’s Got Talent by my good friend The Masked Magician, ‘X’).
I was incredibly proud of the show itself and received some amazing feedback. In fact, I had difficulty leaving as people kept on coming up to speak to me about the act, fascinated to learn more about what I do, and often how I do it.
The clients were happy, the crowd was happy and more importantly, the event raised £28k for a charity that does some amazing work.
The Day After the Performance
With a flight booked at 5pm on the Sunday, I had yet more time to fill and what was a 30 minute performance took three days to complete.
Luckily, I was able to meet with my friend Drew McAdam who is Scotland’s foremost mind reader and is well known for his work on the Tricia show as The Interrogator, acting as a human lie detector test.
It was great to spend the afternoon talking about the industry and sharing ideas for new performances with each other.
Overall, the PPWH Annual Ball was exhausting in terms of the travel and the preparation, but it was absolutely fantastic and a highlight of 2019 due to the sheer amount raised for charity on the night; I am so proud to have been a part of it.
Upon returning home, I received the following feedback from the client:
“We booked Looch for our Hospice Annual Ball earlier this month and were delighted on the night. Leading up to the event, the communication was great and then on the night, he was so flexible when our timings changed slightly. We received great feedback from our guests who were all amazed and this was shown when he could hardly leave the venue due to guests stopping him for a chat. I would definitely recommend Looch for any event that you want to add a wow factor to.”
– Nicole Dolan (PPWH)
Mind reading and magic tricks at corporate meetings and events?
The idea of a magician for hire isn’t new. In fact, magicians have been wowing and enticing the world for over 5,000 years. Anyone and everyone finds some level of fascination with magic. Adding mind-reading to the magical mix, and all eyes and ears are piqued.
Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a corporate magician to awe your guests, clients, and employees.
1. Grab Attention
Someone making balloon animals and doing card tricks is cute. But how about someone who’s perfectly honed skills as a magician and a mind-reader? Corporate events can have a stigma of being dry and sometimes uncomfortable. Not everyone knows each other. Pair that with the feeling of the event being work-related or mandatory, and this can make guests feel uptight. This can often result in your guests not always relaxing and enjoying themselves.
Add a magician to an event, and you’ll instantly grab everyone’s attention.
2. Get Them Talking
Did you hear about the guy reading minds?
If that kind of phrase becomes the buzz at an event, people will want to stay longer. They’ll want to learn more. They’ll want to have their minds read. Adding some magic to any evening can be the best icebreaker. People will want to talk about what they witnessed. They’ll want to compare their experiences and discuss your event!
Allow for a little bit of magic to create a collaborative experience for guests, one they’ll be excited to talk about, even after the event’s over.
3. Make It Memorable
Anyone can sit and listen to a band or an act. It’s a passive style of entertainment often with little or no interaction between act and guests. What happens, though, when a corporate magician mingles around an event? One stop to wow a small group turns into another stop that draws a larger group.
No one is sitting, waiting for the event to finish. People are gravitating towards the entertainment. Your guests want to be part of a magical experience; almost everyone loves magic.
4. Inspire the Group
Magic is universal; it has the ability to inspire. Seeing something who doesn’t make sense to the mind is intriguing. The saying seeing is believing can become a group experience that draws people together, regardless of title or status within a company. Witnessing a corporate magician perform up close in front of their very eyes will be inspiring as many will have never witnessed live magic in person.
Hiring a magician is an easy way to bridge the divide between guests.
5. Leave Them Wanting More
Corporate magicians don’t just perform fun tricks of the mind.
One of the most alluring traits of a corporate magician is easily involving the crowd. Guests become the focal point of the tricks, which provides a personal and exciting experience.
Consider letting guests challenge the mind-reader as a way to develop company culture and morale.
Let Your Mind Wander With a Corporate Magician
Hiring a corporate magician for an event can add value, excitement, and awe in just a few short hours.
Your clients, employees, and guests will appreciate the endless opportunities for fun and camaraderie. Give them an experience that won’t quickly be forgotten.
Interested in discovering how a corporate magician can make your event amazing? Contact us to find out why others have chosen wonder, mystery, and intrigue to create the perfect corporate event.