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on 17 Dec 2018 8:26 PM

Consumer expectations are on the rise — and that includes what your members expect from you and your organization. Consider an outside-of-the-box live experience event for your association. People crave live experiences and human connection, and there are tons of different activities to choose from.

True there’s extra cost and effort involved with organizing a live experience activity, but it might be worth holding one occasionally. Doing so will certainly provide an opportunity for members to have fun, and deliver a memorable, team-bonding experience. 

1. Topgolf

This franchise is becoming a fast favorite for get-togethers. Each Topgolf location offers fun and competitive golf games with climate-controlled playing “bays” similar to a bowling lane. Plus, there’s food and drink, TVs, and music to make it extra festive.

Topgolf locations by state

2. Escape Room

Escape Rooms are a sure way to get members engaged and working as a team. Typically, all participants are locked in a room and are given a set amount of time to find clues and solve puzzles to complete the challenge and “escape” the room.

Many corporate organizations take advantage of this type of activity since it’s a fun way to bond, problem solve together, and be successful together.

Google “escape room near me” for a list of Escape Rooms in your area.

3. Paint Nite

Here’s a fun twist on the usual social happy hour. With 2 hours of guided instruction, each person in your group creates a one-of-a-kind painting, while enjoying drinks and each other’s company. The bonus here is that each participant gets to keep their painting as memorabilia from their fun night.

More on Paint Nite Corporate Events

4. Plant Nite
 
An offshoot of Paint Nite. Instead of breaking out blank canvases and brushes, you build your own terrarium with others at a local restaurant or bar. 


More on Plant Nite Corporate Events


123 … Takeaway!

This is only a small sample of what’s available. There are plenty of other live experience activities to choose from.

Start planning your live experience event today by getting your members input. In your post-event survey, include a drop-down, multiple-choice question that lists the events you’re considering. Ask members to rank them in order of preference. Include a multi-line text box too where members can enter their own suggestion for live experience events.

Not only will running a survey help gauge member interest, surveying shows members that you value their input and satisfaction with your organization.
 

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