Appreciation events are an excellent way to say, “thank you” to customers, employees, and volunteers. This gives everyone a chance to build rapport in a casual environment. The goal is to show genuine appreciation while avoiding formality.
Types of Events
Employee Recognition events are for employees and volunteers of a company, and their spouses and guests. These events recognize employees for their accomplishments and awards may even be presented. Customer Appreciation events are for loyal customers of a business.
When it comes to choosing the venue and type of event you will have, the choices may seem limitless. Here are a few options:
• Large party with entertainment
• Dinner and a show for a small group
• A private suite at a sporting event
• A party at the company’s facilities
• Outdoor party
Set the Environment
~ Make sure the environment is conducive to mixing and mingling. The venue should allow people to move around and talk freely.
~ Limit the number of seats available. Having a lot of chairs out will tempt guests to plant themselves in one for the entire event.
~ Keep the volume on any entertainment low. This will allow guests to have conversations without having to yell at one another.
Have you ever attended an appreciation event? What type of venue was chosen? Was there live entertainment? Comment below and tell me how it went.