Last year, we announced our expansion plans for Admingling 2017, and the idea of spreading the event series was welcomed by enthusiastic Ninjas eager to be part of strengthening their local admin communities. Executive assistants, office managers, and coordinators from all over embraced the opportunity to collaborate in a safe environment, complete with a bit of OfficeNinjas flair.
“Get out and take a breather!” That advice holds much more weight than it once did. Imagine escaping to an expertly designed oasis to work with your team. Now, corporate teams are itching to leave the monotony of everyday offices in favor of something much better for private all-day meetings, offsites, small events, or even…Read more
It’s tempting to compare scheduling a board meeting to herding cats, but cats only have a few things going on: eating, sleeping, and chasing the occasional ball of yarn. Board members have meetings, deadlines, product launches, conferences, work travel … not to mention families, vacations, and personal obligations.
A room full of loud voices and a free-for-all format is perfect for Office Ninjas who’re comfortable jumping in at a moment’s notice. But give those same criteria to an introvert and call it a meeting and it may only evoke fear or a bit of nausea. When you think about it, meetings do sort of…Read more
Read the Full OfficeNinjas Event Planning Series: Experiential Events | Digital Tool Belt | Venue Checklist | F&B Planning | Photography & Photo Booths | Audio Visual | Event Design | Live Music | Corporate Gift-Giving We’ve had a blast sharing all of OfficeNinjas HQ’s best tips, tricks, and event-planning secrets over the past weeks. And while the most exciting and well-planned events will only leave you with…Read more
It may seem like we’ve addressed every important element of an event, but there’s one more small (but vital!) detail that you won’t want to leave ‘til the last minute. The gift!
What’s the difference between an event and a party? A function and a celebration? A cocktail hour and a soirée? The entertainment! A DJ, or live music, sets the tone for an event and communicates to guests what kind of experience they’re in for.
At OfficeNinjas HQ, we’ve always believed in the power of strong event design. In the past, we worked with multiple vendors for furniture rentals, signage, and floral elements all in an attempt to communicate a theme and express our Ninja identity. It was always A LOT of work—and we weren’t always thrilled with the results.
Planning the audio/visual (A/V) components of an event is kind of like ordering roofing materials when building a house: it’s not all that exciting (you’d rather be browsing paint swatches or shopping for furniture). However, it’s super important.
You can throw a flawless party at a stunning venue filled with smiling guests and beautifully styled food. But if you don’t walk away with photos that truly captured all that action, it may as well have never happened. Does that sound a tad dramatic? It may be, but we consider event photos to be really important.