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Charisma productions gazette volume 4 issue 1

  1. 1. Charisma Productions GazetteVolume 4, Issue 1 January 2012Reasons You Should Have aCorporate Meeting or EventRallying Your TeamIdeasCharisma Productions NetworkThere are a number of reasons why your business shouldhold a corporate meeting or event, from team building andmorale through product launches to celebrating ananniversary or success.Coming up with exactly what to do, however, is not alwayseasy. Here are a few corporate meeting and event ideas youmight want to consider for your next corporate meeting orevent.Team BuildingUsually held over the course of a day or a weekend,depending on how involving you want it to be, a team buildingevent can give your staff and colleagues a valuable boost inmorale and increase communication, confidence andcamaraderie in a fun and friendly environment.Your team could find new ways of working together and evenlearn new skills from a variety of activities including treasurehunts, assault courses, shooting, sailing…even circus skills! Continued on page 2 With the beginning of the countdown....INSIDE THIS ISSUE It’s time to greet the New Year1 Reasons You Should Have a Corporate Meeting with new enthusiasm1 Happy New Year And may the new dawn bring the freshness in your life like2 Annual Events Continued fresh morning dew...3 Your Guide to Your Next Event And may every morning be like4 Events "Starting up a brand new day"5 From Our Executive Chef On this note Wishing you a6 From Our IT Department very...7 Thank You For Your Support Happy and Prosperous New Year! Newsletter 1
  2. 2. Continued from page 1Annual Events the event and how many people will likely attend. That willThere are plenty of corporate event ideas for rewarding your allow you to choose the right corporate meeting and eventstaff for hard work. You could, for example, hold an annual production company with the right expertise.barbeque in the summer and there is, of course, the office For more information please contactChristmas party too! or visit our websiteThere are plenty of other, more unusual events you could though. You could hold a garden party, a family fun day- complete with fairground - to entertain whole families or aday out dragon boat racing. The possibilities really areendless.Training & DevelopmentIt’s possible to aid in the training and development of yourstaff with more fun corporate event ideas than the normalseminars and courses.Whether you want new team members to get to know oneanother, coach junior members for greater responsibilities orfor senior staff to hone their managerial skills, a training anddevelopment event will help your team become the absolutebest they can be.There are now a few companies combining training anddevelopment with a fun, entertaining twist through team roleplay and the like. Definitely worth considering if you find thatyour staff isn’t all that interested in signing up to standardcourses.Formal EventsCorporate event ideas for more formal occasions like acompany anniversary or major product launch could includea dinner dance or lavish banquet. The theme of the eventshould reflect the occasion, so a 50th year in businessshould have a gold theme, for example.Use your imagination and remember that the venue isprobably the most important aspect for this type of event.Want To Make An Impression?Whether it is impressing existing customers or trying to woonew customers there is one tried and tested corporate eventthat are sure to work – the golf day! The Japanese, by allaccounts, do all their business on the golf course, so if it isgood enough for them, it should be good enough for you. Informative, InspiringA simple round of golf between four or a full blowncompetition – it will depend on what you are trying to achieve and Empoweringbut if you invite the right people from your address book youcould really enhance your reputation with those that matter. Let Charisma Productions NetworkThere are plenty of corporate meeting and event ideas you become your one-stop solution for allcould consider if you put your mind to it – this is just a selectfew! your corporate meeting, events and conference needs.Organizing a corporate meeting and or an event involves ahuge amount of planning and work. It is common practice tohire a corporate meeting and event production company tohandle the majority of the work for you. When looking for acorporate production company it is important you decide on Thank You for All of Your Comments & Suggestionsthe type of meeting or event you want to host, the location of Newsletter 2
  3. 3. Guide to Organizing Your Next Successful Corporate Meeting and EventOrganizing a corporate meeting and or an event involves a huge amount of planning and work. It is common practice to hire acorporate meeting and event production company to handle the majority of the work for you. When looking for a corporateproduction company it is important you decide on the type of meeting or event you want to host, the location of the event and howmany people will likely attend. That will allow you to choose the right company with the right expertise.You will also need to have a budget in mind. A meeting and event production company will be able to advise you on what you canand cannot achieve with your budget and then you can adjust accordingly to ensure that you organize the meeting or eventproperly.Once youve made these decisions you can begin researching and contacting corporate meeting and event productioncompanies.A Google search for "corporate meeting and event production company" will give you a long list of potential companies. Take alook at their websites, see what they specialize in, and read any testimonials they may have and make a list of the ones that youthink will produce your meeting and event best.Those companies should have experience in organizing corporate meetings and events of the type, location and size you have inmind. This is where testimonials will be especially useful. Successfully organized corporate meetings and events on behalf of well-known, blue chip companies will give you the confidence that the meeting and event production company can do the same foryou.A corporate meeting and event production company should be able to provide venue finding, lighting, décor, entertainmentincluding band or disco and any other musical entertainment, audio/visual equipment, photography and video services, and allnecessary event staff.Once you have your list - three to five companies should be enough - contact each of the companies and invite them to discussyour requirements and provide a quote.Meet them in person so you can judge how well you will work together in the planning of your event so that on the day you canconcentrate on your guests and not worry about the event itself.The corporate event company you eventually choose will require an upfront fee on booking confirmation (usually around 10% withfurther payments due as the event gets closer) as they will incur costs right from the start.They will begin using suppliers who will require upfront payment themselves, so dont think this is unusual.The chosen corporate meetings and events production company will work within the budget you set anyway and ensure yourevent goes to plan and exceed all of your expectations, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Let Charisma Productions Network become your one-stop solution for all your corporate meeting, events and conference needs. 805-1- Newsletter 3
  4. 4. EventsNewsletter 4
  5. 5. From Our Executive Chef Chicken Parisienne 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Salt and pepper to taste Paprika to taste 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Sprinkle chicken breasts lightly with salt, pepper, and paprika to taste. Place in slow cooker.In a mixing bowl, combine the wine, condensed soup, and mushrooms. In another bowl, mix together sour cream and flour. Stirsour cream mixture into the mushrooms and wine. Pour over chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle with additional paprika, if desired.Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with rice or noodles Newsletter 5
  6. 6. From Our IT DepartmentOutlook Tip: Creating an "Add to Outlook Calendar" Link for YourEventsWhen you’re holding an event, you probably write an email or a blog posting to announce it to your prospects. If you make it easyfor people to add your event into their Outlook calendars, chances are they will remember the event and attend. Here is how tocreate a link to your event: • Create an appointment in your own Outlook calendar and open it; • Click on the Office button at the top left, select “Save as”; • Choose destination where you want to save the file, select “iCalendar Format” in the “Save as Type” menu, click “Save”; • Upload this file to your website and link to it from the necessary web page, blog posting or email.*These steps are for Outlook 2007 only. Instructions for other versions of Outlook may vary. Newsletter 6
  7. 7. Thank You for Your SupportWe wish to thank our readers and our clients for their support and feedback helping to continually grow theCharisma Productions Network. We look forward to another successful year in 2012 as we continue to grow andprovide you with successful stress-free events.We appreciate hearing from all of you and strive to improve our articles and hope to have something for everyoneat one point or another. Please send us suggestions for topics you would like to read about or if you have anarticle that you would like to share we’ll be happy to post it.: Please send all comments to: Charisma Productions Network A Geoff Andrews Company 805-241-0566 © Charisma Productions Network 2012, All Rights Reserved Newsletter 7