Why is it that illusionists continue to captivate the digitally sophisticated audiences of today? That’s the question raised by Dan Solomon of Fast Company Magazine.
The broader question facing corporate meeting planners nowadays, of course, is whether transporting audiences to corporate events, and then offering live presentations by ANY category of corporate entertainers or presenters yields a Return on Investment worth the expense and the manpower.
As our own Mind Tripping team plans programs for the coming year’s corporate events in Indianapolis, we’re convinced that only in-person presentations have the power to engage audiences and deliver benefits that extend beyond the meeting place and beyond the brief time of the encounters themselves.
As communications consultant Rene Shimada Siegel in Inc. Magazine reminds us, most business communication at work is focused on solving problems quickly. You can’t read body language through email, and even Skype conversations are “on the record”, Siegel points out. But real business relationships, she explains, are built when people share experiences.
Why have in-person entertainment at corporate events? Reason #2:
Meeting and sharing experiences with other employees in person – “off the record” is a building block for effective teambuilding.
Entertainment is key for corporate meeting planning, according to On Call International. Memorable entertainment not only helps create buzz prior to the conference, On Call tells meeting planners; it helps retain attendance for future events.
All of us here at Mind-Tripping realize that Christian & Katalina’s goal is to be corporate goodwill ambassadors for each event’s sponsoring organization, generating a degree of positive energy and excitement that happens only live and face-to-face!
– by Rebecca of the Corporate Events blog team