The start of any year brings numerous awards ceremonies with it. The Academy Awards, the Grammys and the Golden Globes, and several more such awards ceremonies dominate the first few months of the year. Many corporations also hold award ceremonies for feting their employees. Same goes for the industry awards that don’t hog the headlines but hold much importance for the people receiving the awards.
Being in the event industry, it is important to know the various ways in which an awards ceremony can be made more successful and enjoyable. So, here are a few entertainment ideas for those who are planning to manage an awards ceremony in the months to come.
The most important thing when planning an awards ceremony is to select a host who can add life to the event. You have to select the right host for the ceremony to be successful. The best way to do so is to consider the age group of the audience of the particular awards ceremony and the industry they work in. Select a person who is quick on their feet, funny and good with one-liners.
Once you have the right host for your event, the next thing you need to do is plan various entertainment features for the ceremony. One great addition to make is to add 10 to 30-second long musical snippets when the host and award winners enter or exit the stage. Similarly, you can also make a list of the top 30 or 40 music pieces to play for stage walk-ons. If, however, you really want to make an impact, try getting music made especially for the event, or, even better, hire a band to play those pieces live.
Some awards ceremonies run on for hours and hours. There is no doubt that a good host will do their best to entertain the guests by telling clever jokes and interacting with the audience, but even they may find it hard to keep the audience engaged if the ceremony becomes a drag. For such occasions, it is best to incorporate acts and break things up, so the audience is given a breather from the awards. Adding strolling acts, interesting stage shows, circus acts and other such small segments to an awards ceremony enhances the overall atmosphere.
Delivering an awards ceremony in an entertaining manner is a great accomplishment on its own, but adding after-show entertainment segments adds more to the overall event aesthetics. After the awards ceremony has ended, audience will appreciate a good performance by a band or some quality music by a good DJ. They get to move around, stretch their legs and simply enjoy the entertainment on offer.
Timing is an important aspect for the success of any form of event entertainment. Basically, it helps you keep things moving at a smooth pace while keeping your audience engaged throughout the event. But, this is not the only advantage. Proper planning also helps the performers entertain audience comfortably and at their own pace.
A nicely managed awards ceremony along with properly planned entertainment is bound to prove a success.