Planning to get all your colleagues together for a conference? Want to stack the odds in your favour to make your company event a complete success? To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 7 mistakes to avoid at all costs.
Mistake #1: not establishing a theme
If you want to encourage attendees to make the trip, you need something that will make their mouths water — a promise that they will learn new things and enjoy a special experience.
Mistake #2: choosing inappropriate dates
Most business conferences take place over two or three days. However, this does not mean that you are free to choose any old weekend.
Mistake #3: making the conference unnecessarily long
Although most conferences take place over two or three days, it is entirely possible to organise a one-day business conference. Whether you are organising a team-building session or a training conference, the important thing is to make good use of the time.
Mistake #4: not confirming attendees presence
While it is true that employees of an organisation do tend to turn up to company events, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to confirm their attendance.
Mistake #5: waiting until the last minute to prepare the event
As with any company event, organising a conference requires a significant amount of work in advance. To make it a success, you must therefore start taking the first steps as early as possible.
Mistake #6: choosing a location that is far away or difficult to access
When choosing a location for your business event, don’t just visit its website. Go to see it in person to make sure that it is not too far away or difficult to find.
Mistake #7: not getting help
A business conference is a major event, so you can’t organise it alone. Secure the help of two or three colleagues to take care of the various details. Another solution is to enlist the services of an event organiser.