You can be sure that someone who’s been performing for years will be successful at your company’s holiday party. That’s what he (or she) does. And, if it’s something done all year long – and for years and years – you can count on it being a success at your company’s holiday party.
That’s important for a lot of reasons, but I’m going to hone in on just one here and now: How much fun you are going to have at the party. That might sound a bit selfish, but it’s true, and probably the biggest reason people out in the corporate world bring in professionals like me. The person booking, or planning it can relax, and even enjoy the party.
There’s nothing worse, well, there probably is, but not when focusing in on a corporate holiday party. Once, when I was just the emcee, I was grabbed aside, during someone else’s performance, by the host who whispered to me, grief stricken, to “save her.” Well I did, of course, but not before her guests – employees, friends, and family – were literally rolling their eyes and shaking their heads.
When deciding on which entertainment to have at your company’s holiday party, always hire a person who is a professional, someone who does this all year, and for years. There are other reasons why (and I’ll get to that in later posts), but for now, be selfish!