Hosting a corporate event during breakfast? Business breakfast meetings are successful for two main reasons. First off, because they won’t feel as though you are interfering with their day or their personal time, guests are more inclined to RSVP. Second, multiple studies show that the majority of individuals are more awake and productive in the early morning hours.
Events that require participants to participate, including training sessions, networking gatherings, instructional activities, or fundraising activities, will succeed for these important reasons. In fact, we believe that corporate events that feature motivational speakers, business counseling that inspires, charity awareness, or leadership development function especially well throughout the morning time frame.
But it does require some preparation to make the most of this chance. Making the most of your attendees’ time is essential because not everyone is a morning person.
Make excellent coffee!
Coffee! For breakfast events, you MUST make sure that there is excellent coffee accessible upon arrival and throughout the event.
Visitors should be able to get coffee as soon as they enter the building. Make certain that the service is prompt and don’t compromise on quality. Indian coffee lovers are savvy; they won’t put up with weak, cold, or flavorless brews.
Make sure you also have a range of hot, steaming teas on hand.
Provide a healthy breakfast!
Since breakfast is the first meal of the day, visitors will probably be ravenous when they arrive. Serve a nutritious breakfast to your attendees to get their day off to a good start so they feel up, energized, and prepared to take on the event’s content.
To satiate the ravenous before the event begins, having a range of grab-and-go foods available upon arrival or presented on platters at the table is a terrific idea. Great examples include fruit platters, muesli pots, pastries, muffins, granola bars, yogurt pots, and a variety of fresh fruit smoothies.
Once seated, we advise serving a plated breakfast to the group. In this manner, visitors may be seated, the function can begin, and breakfast can be quietly provided without causing too much trouble or disruption. Most morning events are not suited for a buffet breakfast since serving takes too long and might distract from attention during a presentation or speech.
Serve a full yet light breakfast. Make sure you have a variety of juices on hand.
Start the day with positivity:
Make it worthwhile for those who have gotten up early or abandoned their morning routine to attend your event. Jump directly into the event; don’t waste time with cleaning or introductions at the beginning.
Motivational speakers, inspiring presentations, and positive training and seminars are all essential. Give people content that supports their desire to begin their day on a good note.
Have some questions prepared for speakers:
For any kind of event, it’s a good idea to have some prepared questions for speakers on hand. Before the speaker speaks, become familiar with the speaker’s topic as the event’s organizer. Make a list of a few questions, or better yet, discuss them with the speaker in advance. If this isn’t feasible, pay close attention to the entire presentation yourself while you prepare your questions (guests often forget questions if they wait until the very end to ask). Set an example by asking a question or two to start the Q&A.
Create simple chances for networking
Most corporate gatherings emphasize networking as a crucial component. Guests might not feel prepared to network first thing in the morning without the confidence-booster of a glass of wine and will need a little assistance from you to get going.
If you try to push breakfast networking on attendees before the event gets going, you will see individuals standing uncomfortably with coffee cups in hand, gazing at their phones — they are not awake yet.
Here are some suggestions to assist start the party if you want to help promote networking:
- Gather business cards from attendees at the start of the event and inquire about any attendees who they would really want to meet. Organize post-event introductions with the help of a few key staff members, or place attendees at the same table.
- Provide space in your event’s schedule for visitors to mingle with those at their table or seated nearby.
- Encourage them to give five business cards to strangers who are new connections. When the entire group is challenged, they are more inclined to act in situations where they may otherwise be too hesitant to do so.
Have a tempting raffle or goody bag:
What more could you possibly offer your guests after serving them hot coffee, a sumptuous breakfast, and interesting content? Well, a small present is good for everyone, right?
Attendees at breakfast networking meetings are almost certainly headed directly to the office, as opposed to nighttime networking events where people are on their way home. This implies that a promotional item will really land on the desk of the recipient, where they will be reminded daily of your cause or company.
Making an alluring gift is another excellent approach to keep people around for the announcement of the prize draw.
Finish it on time:
Time is valuable, so even if you were able to take up two of your visitors’ most productive hours of the day, be sure to send them out promptly! Keep this unspoken promise to your visitors and keep your event on schedule. For example, the prize draw announcement. People RSVP to breakfast events knowing that attendance won’t disrupt their day too much.
For the best corporate breakfast or lunches, contact Divine Caterers, we provide a wide range of tasty platters while you are busy with your day at work.