Heading the organizing of any event is always a daunting task filled with obstacles at every point of the way. Even the most seasoned planner in the event organizing field will agree with that statement. There is also the problem that you are never given enough time, money or the resources to get things done the way you want it leaving you improvising most of the time. But when it comes to the office setting, the proper handling of an event can help put you in the spotlight and help you achieve the attention of your superiors. The proper handling of an event will show people that you possess the necessary leadership skills, that you have the ability to maintain a cool head and handle problems in a professional manner. While this reaps multiple benefits, if the event is not up to standards, it can still put you in the spotlight but for all the wrong reasons!
The best thing to do at any office event you are in charge of is to decide what you are hosting. If it is an outdoor picnic type of trip, then you can consider organizing a company retreat or something recreational like a fishing tour. Your first course of action should be to fixate on a proper location. If it is fishing you have decided on, make sure the river, lake or sea you are going to is easily accessible and is not too far away from the city.
When choosing the charter company, research on them to ensure that they are competent and have the expertise to handle the activities in a professional manner. There is also the common case that most charter companies will offer varying prices so it is recommended that you do your homework beforehand and check for the services they offer and the quality of the service before sticking to a particular company.
If it is a dinner you are planning, you can consider getting a guest speaker for the event. Take a moment to think about the attendees, your company and its goals and choose a guest speaker who is well versed along the same lines. It is advised that you ask the speaker to refrain from promoting your company as this can lead the audience to get bored and gives them the feeling that the speech is just a subtle promotion. Pay close attention the meals being provided at the event as the food you serve is the most critical aspect of the entire event so there should not be a single fault at this department.