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Best Event Lighting Options for Your Next Corporate Event

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While event lighting is usually not a top priority for some companies when they throw parties or events, it should be. Excellent light is one of the keys to the success of an event, but is typically an element that’s lacking in most events. The right event lighting could create the most appropriate kind of atmosphere you want and lends that professional edge you need to make an impression on your guests. Below are examples of event lighting that could give your event a powerful and memorable impact:

Spotlighting

This is used for directing attention to particular elements in your event. For example, when marketing a new product or product line, spotlighting could be used for drawing the eyes or attendees to your products. Spotlighting could likewise be used for highlighting décor, centerpieces, etc.

Stage Wash

This lighting technique is perfect for speeches, presentations, and entertainment as it’s a subtle way to focus people’s eyes on the stage, suggests an AV and lighting specialist from a top production company in Kent. This technique utilises even colour and light spread on the stage to highlight it.

Moving Lights

This is perfect for animating otherwise dull, dreary, and overly formal events, with the use of light, texture, and colour. This could be combined with moving and flashing spotlights and GOBOs would produce a magnificent light show that your guests would truly remember. For gala events of awarding ceremonies, preset lighting changes during countdowns to important announcements are a terrific way to drum up anticipation and excitement and highlight where the winners are.

GOBO Lights

Gobos are light beams shining through metal stencils to produce specific patterns. They are ideal for showcasing your brand, through projections of your logo on walls, ceilings, flooring, etc., or for enhancing your event’s theme. GOBO light could either be moving or stationary depending on your preferences.

Event lighting isn’t just about illuminating your venue. It is no doubt one of the most affordable and easiest ways to bring excitement to any corporate event and help make sure that it’s an event that attendees will always remember, not to mention the sponsorship and/or branding opportunities it could bring.

How to Organize the Event of the Year

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Whether it’s a wedding, a 75th birthday, a high school reunion, or a children’s party, all events should be planned with the uttermost creativity to please all guests.

Events planning expert Historic John P. Furber Farm, a corporate event venue in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, believes that any celebration should be a day to remember. People may be tired with the usual formal settings, jazz band music backgrounds and such.

Here’s are tips on how to spice up your party and turn it into the event of the year.

Create an invitation that will pique your guest’s interest

Exclusivity is the name of the game. Using words like “this event is for a handpicked group of guests only” will make guests feel important and urge them to go. Explore fun and eclectic invitation designs that will only give your guests a hint of what’s going to happen.

Use light, colors, and music to set the right mood

Is it a late-afternoon-to-evening event? Use string lights to line the ceiling to recreate the night sky. Use warm colors for a cozy ambiance, bright colors for a livelier mood, and all kinds of colors for a more festive party. Be sure that the music you play matches the tone and mood of your event.

Have a theme party

The Great Gatsby. Broadway. Punk-Rock. Superheroes. Indians and cowboys. There are tons of theme ideas for all sorts of parties. Choose a cartoon theme for a children’s party or even for a grown-up’s. Your only limit is your imagination.

No matter what kind of gathering it is, your top priority should be the comfort and fun that your guests will be definitely be looking forward to. Be sure to be consistent with your invitation. If you say there’s a special guest, be sure that you have one.

Plan your events passionately and see them turn into the most talked about event of the year.

Preventing Stampedes During Your Events

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House on FireStampedes are an imminent threat to every concert or event where large crowds are  involved. If you are an event organizer, you have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of every attendee. It is not uncommon for stampedes to result in injuries and deaths and, consequently, major lawsuits. So what can you do to prevent a stampede at your event?

Be Organised

Dis-organisation on the part of organizers can be blamed for many instances of stampedes. If you are planning to hold a big concert or event, do not wait for the last minute to finalize arrangements. Last-minute rushes are likely to lead to assumptions and oversights. Inspect the venue well in advance and remove bottlenecks that could affect the flow of people. Most importantly, have an estimate of how many people you will be expecting, to make proper arrangements.

Understand Crowd Behavior

If you have never dealt with large crowds, seek expert opinion on what to expect. People are selfish and competitive in nature and will want the best spots for themselves. Try to create an environment of ‘there’s plenty for everyone’ rather than ‘everyone for himself’. It is also important to understand that people gathered in large crowds tend to feel a sense of diffused responsibly. Often called mob psychology, it can lead to destructive behavior.

Have Enough Security

It would be stupid to have ten marshals to control a crowd of one thousand people. Armed policemen may not be a requirement in all cases, but police officers offer a sense of authority even without being armed. Also, let your security detail be properly dressed; uniformed marshals are more likely to be effective than regular guys in T-shirts. The bottom line is that you should have enough crew who evoke a sense of authority.

Divide the Crowd into Manageable Units

It goes without saying that smaller crowds are easier to handle than big ones. The secret is to break up big crowds into smaller groups. Temporary fences and barriers for hire can be erected to separate the venue into zones and prevent large crowds from pooling closely together.​ Superfence, a temporary fence provider, says support blocks are standard additions you also need, to avoid the occurrence of tripping.

Have a Clear Exit Strategy in Case of Emergencies

Even though you are not expecting any trouble, it is good to be prepared for it. As a rule, you should always have a clear entry and exit strategy, but in the case of emergencies such as fire or any kind of threat, extra measures are necessary. This might include providing emergency doors or exits.

Most stampedes are avoidable. With proper planning and management, they can be eliminated. Event organizers should constantly sharpen their skills on crowd management to read signs of trouble and act before disaster strikes.