While all networking events are about connecting with others, it can occasionally be challenging to get these social gatherings off the ground. Since the primary function of these business events is to develop and grow our professional relationships, it’s essential to help attendees connect authentically and enthusiastically.
At the Clubhouse in Montclair, we’re not just the premier Christmas party venue in Montclair, NJ. We also provide our elegant space for corporate networking events and happy hours. Let’s take a look at how we can help you put the “fun” back into your corporate function:
Organize Some Icebreakers
By dividing big crowds into smaller ones, you can get your attendees interacting and help to drive networking opportunities at your event. Here are a few options:
- Similarity Searches
Choose ice-breaking activities that connect and unite people. For instance, challenge a group to find ten things they have in common to get things rolling. Consider adding a timer to make it competitive.
- Nimble Networking
Pair up guests for two to three minutes each, and have them exchange contact information and discuss something they learned about each other.
- Two Truths and a Lie
This classic icebreaker has participants talk about themselves to see if the rest of the group can discern the fib from the facts.
- Scavenger Hunts
Have attendees find and photograph listed items that you’ve hidden around our venue. They can be related to the theme of your event, or simply random, depending on your guests and industry.
- Finish the Phrase
Use prompts on flashcards to get attendees filling in the blanks. Provide sentence starters like “The funniest thing that ever happened to me was…,” or “My favorite way to relax is…,” to include everyone in on the action.
- Loosen Up
Of course, don’t forget to allow for some unstructured networking time to allow some freedom for attendees to meet and greet each other on their own terms.
Use these tips to make your next corporate function engaging and entertaining, and allow your guests to loosen up and build lasting professional connections and friendships.
To reserve our one-of-a-kind venue for your Christmas party in Essex County or next corporate event, call The Clubhouse in Montclair at 973-506-9255 today!