All too often, the daily deadlines and shorter-term goals of a person’s job can take up so much brain space and diary time that they cannot think beyond what they have to do that day. Yet planning time out to attend conferences and external events relevant to one's work is crucial for career development.
Here's why every employer should send their people to regular conferences and training days, or even plan their own events to boost employee morale.
No matter what the topic of a conference or training workshop, there will inevitably be parts of the day when attendees will start to feel tired and lose concentration. The post-lunchtime slump is a particularly dangerous time, as everyone will need to divert at least some energy towards digesting food. This can then lead to lethargy, especially if the conference or workshop is in a warm, quiet room with little or no natural light. Yet by following a few simple steps, you can help your delegates stay focused and boost their energy levels to take them right the way through to the end of the day.
Different business events call for different venues and this is an aspect that can really set the mood and ensure the success – or failure – of the day. A large-scale conference or awards ceremony calls for a grand venue with plenty of space in the main hall, lots of break-out rooms and rest areas and an impressive location that perhaps overlooks a stunning vista.
From conference calls to sales seminars; award ceremonies to product launches, video-conferencing sessions can replace the more traditional business get together very successfully indeed.
The Rio Olympics are a little under a month away and we’re already looking forward to cheering on Team GB in their race for Gold medals, but it’s not just the athletes who will be celebrating Gold success!
Conference organisers are spoilt for choice these days, with hotels, leisure centres, golf clubs and even theatres and cinemas vying for their business alongside dedicated conference centres. Read more about the factors to be considered when booking a venue.
Last week we wrote about having to say goodbye to an old friend but with Carolyn Worral’s retirement comes the great news that we can welcome Anisha Kishore onto the Lane End team.
Saying goodbye to any member of staff is always difficult, but even more so when they are so integrated into the Lane End family. Carolyn Worrall worked here for 16 years before her retirement at the end of March. She was an exceptional Conference and Events Executive and a real role model for those looking to carve out a successful career in the industry.
New business has got to be one of the most important aspects of any venue’s strategic plan, but it’s the art of retaining your clients that truly holds the key to success – something we’re proud to have achieved over the years.
One of the very first things a client or delegate will discuss when looking back on a meeting, conference or event they have just attended will be the catering. The quality of catering can often be the difference between memorable and forgettable.
Choosing a venue to host your next conference or event, especially over a number of days, can be a difficult decision. Cost, location, catering and the spaces themselves play a huge part in the decision making process but often it can be the little unique touches that win the business.
In an ever-changing industry it is integral to remain at the top of the game which is why Lane End’s continued investment and development is having a great impact.