“Your professional relationships can be crucial to your success.”
Hillary Smith, CMP, CSEP
Do you remember your dad and grandpa going golfing on a Monday and labeling it their 9:00 AM business meeting? Sometimes a brandy was involved at the club after…and by the time the glass was empty, the ink on the contract was almost dry. But that was a different day and age. Some things have changed. So what does this mean to the modern professional?
The modern professional knows that creativity goes a long way in building relationships and not everyone is interested in a game of golf. So how can an event management company help you build relationships that go beyond the average boardroom lunch and skip the bar for happy hour; where usually more drinking than business takes place?
At KONCEPT EVENTS we are a small business of individuals that understand relationships. We not only provide services that support great relationships but we engage in them ourselves. Here are some of our suggestions for standing out from the crowd and building powerful new partnerships!
TEAMBUILDERS are one of the top ways an event management firm supports positive social connections. The whole “koncept” (pun intended) of a teambuilder is for the group to bond over a challenging, fun, and/or enlightening personal experience. It is designed so that you are forced to step out of your comfort zone and work as a team. KE not only provides this service but also embraces this type of activity to enhance our own team’s connectivity. We engage in these fun social activities formally for our bi-annual meetings as well as informally through testing new vendor products when we are creating a new teambuilder. It is a great way for our own team to bond while learning first hand what works for our clients.
BRAND MARKETING POP-UPS
KE also loves to use experiential branded pop-ups to create moments that not only enhance a brand but also reward its people. The relationships built over these kinds of experiences are often centrally based on fun. They create lighthearted moods and cause people to drop their guard and just have a great time being their most natural self. These usually make for the best social media moments as a bonus!
Koncept Events Hunger Games Teambuilder.
When all else fails, every event includes a standard social experience like a happy hour or meal. To set that apart and bring some real bonding into the room, we like to bring in interactive entertainment. This gets everyone up out of their seats and gives them something to talk about while creating a jaw dropping bonding moment that you just have to be there to understand!
So the next time you consider offering to grab lunch with your hopefully soon to be client or new department of staff…consider the modern business professional and all your exciting and stimulating options.