Have you ever hosted a corporate poker event? You won’t believe how much fun it can be until you’ve actually tried it for yourself with your internal team or clients whom, I guarantee, will love them!
While the focus of my work is the delivery of transformative speeches and seminars, the best days are those that end with a game of poker! A corporate poker event can be organised to precede a speech or a seminar or hosted simply as an event in an of itself. It can work with teams of 5 or 155.
I think when I first started running such events in 2003 there was still perhaps a slightly unknown element to them: how would people react to what they might construe as gambling?
After organising 700 events of this nature over the last 10 years, however, I can honestly say that I have never had anyone express any concerns on grounds of religion or morality let alone personal taste. The only feedback I have ever had is sadness that it all has to end. In many ways organising corporate poker events is still the most joyful – if relatively straightforward – thing that I do!
Now a popular mainstream corporate entertainment, poker works irrespective of age, gender or nationality. Just ask any of the millions of people who play online every day.
Whether used as an ice-breaker at the beginning of a week of learning or the climax to a two-year course, corporate poker events provide a perfect environment for participants to make new friends, or get to know old ones better.
Since I pioneered this field 10 years ago, the market has obviously become flooded by people who will give you AN experience of some description. But as with all things you get what you pay for.
I am still the only organiser to understand that really the poker – as important as it is – is only a means to an end and that is your team or client’s total satisfaction. So while I only use the best poker dealers in the country, with years of casino experience to their name, the real key is their corporate poker events experience. This is the key to people’s overall enjoyment – it’s all about the laughter at the table, not the cards.
Should you go with me, I will provide all the personal and physical resources that you will need to run a great evening but for more information, please download my free PDF with answers to many of the FAQ that I receive.