When you are in charge of putting together an awards ceremony for a corporate or social event there are some things you can do to make sure the event goes off without a hitch.
Order the trophies or awards early to give plenty of time to engrave the memorable text on the piece. You can save time, money and have a large selection if you order online, just make sure to have plenty of time for production shipping. The last thing you want to do is be stressing out the day before the event because the award is not finished. Today awards and trophies can be very impressive and you can choose from acrylic, glass, silver, and nambe to name just a few.
The inscription should have the recipients name, reason for the award, date and any other relevant text engraved on it. Modern computer driven laser engravers can also engrave your logo or even a photo. For this kind of engraving you will usually need the art work in a jpg. format.
If the award is being presented at an awards banquet, the meal should be rather light and the presentation should be made immediately after dinner. People tend to get sleepy after they eat a large meal.
In a large room an adequate sound system is a must. Make sure the system is in good working order and can cover the entire room. Hotels and office settings usually have in house systems that will work fine. If a cordless microphone is to be used make sure to check the batteries. Bad sound systems make the whole event appear amateurish and make the presenter uncomfortable.
The host will usually introduce the award presenter. This should be done with a short welcome, give credits or interesting information about the presenter and then their name.
The presenter should be brief with their remarks but include some background into what the award represents, and how it was earned. The presenter should keep in mind this is a great opportunity to motivate others in the audience to strive to be next years recipient.
The presenter should also keep in mind the invited guests may not know the inter workings of the organization. If this is the case they should give some additional background information.
After the award is presented (this is a great photo opportunity) the recipient will usually say a few words of thanks and close out the event. If you take care of the small details the event will go off without a hitch and you will come out of the event looking capable and accomplished.
By Mark Doyle
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