Special Guide to host your next corporate function

Corporate events are undoubtedly one of the best ways to give your business a reinvigorating boost. Not only does it bring in new clients, but it also helps to improve brand awareness, builds up your company’s profile and helps you to publicise your business, into grabbing new and profitable opportunities, overnight.
What are the most important points to keep in mind before booking the corporate event venues?

A single blunder at the event can have serious repercussions and can downtrod your company’s image and reputation. Organise your corporate event place and on the purpose and type of audience for the event.
Before you think to host a corporate event, here are some of the golden rules that you should keep in mind before booking a corporate event venue:

  • Since it’s the age of technology, no corporate event can be successful without digitalisation. Look if the booking place has Wi-Fi Connectivity, Projectors, and Audio Visual setup, etc. All your activities should preferably be digitally mapped and tracked and be hosted to the social media on a real-time basis.
  • The venue should ideally match the status and ethos of your company. The decors should not be too tacky, but it shouldn’t be too professional (or boring) either.
  • It is always preferable to host your event at the centre of the city or somewhere around the business capital of your country so that your guests could commute easily. Also, your venue should be in proximity to local amenities like hotels, hospitals, metros, restaurants, lodges, nearby attractions lifeguards, etc. Parking, Security, Restrictions and Safety measures are some of the other factors to consider.
  • Keeping the cost in mind, it is always preferable to look for a venue which can give you additional package benefits. For example, bonuses like photography, pools, VIP lounges or dressing rooms are always cherished by guests.
  • You are a corporate (or budget friendly) person, and most venues agree to negotiate. You can always cut down the cost by offering multi- year contracts upon successful conduction of the event by the venue managers.
  • The staff at the venue should be professional and experienced. Always look at previous feedbacks before choosing a site.
  • Always keep a Plan B in handy to avoid any nuisances of last minute cancellations or mishaps.

Trending Themes

Formal event arrangements and decors were so yesterday. Here is what you can do to inject life into your boring party:

Amusement Parks and Rides

Think out of the box and let your guests’ experience, Mild, Moderate and High–Thrilled rides to let some fresh oxygen flow to their working brain! Who knows after that extra adrenaline rush, your client gets you a new business contract!
Luna Park in Melbourne has it all. Their Conference room is sound proof and also equipped with all the latest gadgets for hassle-free presentations and communications. To book a corporate function at Luna Park, visit their site. They offer flexible event spaces to suit any size of business function. Their some of the rides that are an all-time favourite and are suitable for people of all ages are – Sky Rider Ferris wheel, Scenic Railway and Silly Serpent. If your business clients come along with family and kids, you can install rides like Vertical Chair and Merry Go Round as well.

Carnival shows

Island Summer Carnival in Phillip Island can create a fancy carnival theme to bring power to the event. Add this up with carnival prizes and exotic gifts to create the enigma. Guests can experience a new joy with every step they take, such as glimpses of vertical dancers and acrobats, circus, plays, musical shows and more. In this digital age, you can also offer the presentation in the form of light shows to showcase your new corporate agenda.

Food Options

Know your audience well before installing the food station at your event. Depending on the season and the time, the menu should be the centre of attraction of your event. Just not the taste, even the food presentation matters hugely at corporate events. From classic dishes to moderate and exotic dishes, you should showcase a glimpse of everything on the buffet station. Do not forget to install a bar station as well, with a wide menu of cocktails and mocktail. No doubt that most of your clients would be weight conscious as well- so make sure that the chefs prepare only healthy and hygienic foods. You can also choose mobile food options, like Kubarz, where bars come with a range of options and looks for your corporate event.

Separate Conference Rooms

Besides all those amusements and excitements, there should also be a separate conference room to do all those secret dealings and real business conversations.
Make sure that you don’t make loud arrangements for the meeting, and you should have arrangements ready for any additional guests as well. To go out of the box, you can also arrange conferences at the poolside.
Always make sure that you plan and promote your corporate event well in advance. To stay in the limelight, take help of social media. Create a buzz about your company’s trends- before and after hosting the event.

My Fear Of Heights: How It Paralysed Me And Changed My Life

climbing trees

The story of my life, How I overcame my depression after falling to death. Thanks to my psychiatrist I am still mentally stable. Feel free to read how I got my life back after my tragic accident.

I was one of those kids that loved heights. My mother would constantly scold me to “Stay out of the trees” and “get off the roof”. I enjoyed being up high and never thought twice about any danger that would befall me should I tumble from such high places. Like most kids those things never even entered my mind, it was just good fun.

Through the rest of my school years, middle school and high school I pretty much abandoned the adventures of tree climbing and focused on other things. As is common with adolescence, girls and studies start to take the place of daydreaming about being a monkey swinging in a tree. Sure there were the occasional instances of jumping from a high cliff into a nice cool lake in the summer, but otherwise, my height adventures were over albeit temporarily.

The joy of climbing would eventually return to me as an adult when I pursued a career as a contractor. Clearly, as a contractor I would spend quite a bit of time back on the rooftops I enjoyed as a young boy.

Work was going well, and my busy was steadily growing. I had amassed a small fleet of trucks and had a great small business going. Revenues were increasing yearly, and there was very little I could complain about. I did get a touch when the market dipped but overtime the calls started to return, and business was back to usual.

As the business grew, I ended up relying on my crew more and more for the hard labour and would only fill in if someone called in sick or missed a day for some other miscellaneous reason. These were few and far between so when they did come up I didn’t mind them much since it felt good to work with my hands occasionally.

Luck would have it that on one of those fateful days I would suffer an unfortunate accident. As a business, my crew and I were always extremely careful to follow all rules and directions, but sometimes things happen that are out of your control. When my accident occurred, I was on the roof of a two-story house. It was a beautiful house that overlooked the entire valley, and I was repairing their roof. The common saying with accidents is that “it only takes a second” and in my case, that couldn’t be truer. One moment I was down on my knees working on the roof and the next moment I stood up, lost my balance, and fell the full two stories.

fragile roof

It was one of those falls that knocked the air out of me and left me lying on the ground for several long minutes before I even tried to move. While on the ground I felt ok, at least I didn’t feel any immediate pain. That all changed as soon as I tried to sit up.

The moment I lifted my back from the ground a sharp pain shot up, my entire spine and I realised the fall had been much more serious than I originally thought. An ambulance was called, and I was put on a gurney and taken to the local hospital where I learned that I had severely damaged several vertebrae in my back. The hospital staff did their best to put on happy faces and to appear optimistic but as the testing continued it became obvious that I would probably never be able to walk again. With the fall I had lost the use of my legs. In the short span of time, it took me to stand on the roof and then fall off of it I had become paralysed for the rest of my life.

Like all people that find themselves suddenly paralysed I went through a long period of depression and was put on a steady regimen of exercise to try and return my ability to walk. After months of assistance from a nurse, it was decided that there had been no progress and it was determined that I would be confined to a wheel chair for the rest of my life.

With the final permanent diagnoses, I had a mental change. Where I had previously been depressed and lethargic about my condition, I had a rousing change about and decided I could do something else positive even if I wouldn’t be able to do it walking.

paralised

I had been reading a lot about people that had been writing blogs for a living. I still had money from my contractor business, so I knew I would be able to support myself for a while why I got my blog started. The idea was that I could start a blog that would help other people in similar situations. As someone that recently became paralysed I understood the unease and the depression and general confusion that comes from being uncertain about your future and about how you’ll even get by day to day. I wanted to create a blog that would help others like myself to feel less helpless.

It took a while to get my blog off the ground, but consistency was the key. The more I posted, the more traffic I got and the more traffic that visited, the more comments and links began to appear. It was clear that my blog was doing exactly what I had set out for it to do, help others. Overtime I was able to make a living wage from my blog, and it became my fulltime career. Through carefully placed ads and product placements, I was able to make a substantial amount of money which allowed me to continue living the lifestyle I had before becoming paralysed.

In short working on the blog felt incredible. I didn’t even have to leave my house to be a financial contributor to my household. When I first got my diagnoses, I thought I was doomed to be a drag on my family forever, with blogging as a business that has all changed.