Can Paid RSVPs Improve Attendance?

January 26, 2008 by Scott Faver

Poor attendance at one of your December Holiday Parties? Lackluster audience? No prizes to give away due to a limited budget? Here is one solution that is guaranteed to inspire your corporate clients to hire you again this year!Have the H.R. Department send invitations with an R.S.V.P. that explains this year the company will request $5.00 for each R.S.V.P. And then return the $5.00 when they check in at the party.

At the check in they will receive their drink tickets, bonuses, and their $5.00 back. Or, they can choose to put their $5.00 into the evening drawing. Based on the number of employees who attend and the number who say, “Keep the $5.00”, which is most of them, 100 guests equals $500.00. 300 guests equals $1,500.00!

Depending on the amount, the holiday committee will decide to split the amount into even sums and raffle it off to those who did not take their $5.00 back. A little extra work? Yes. But well worth it.

The party I did with a $500.00 kitty gave 5 winners $100.00 each. And the $1,500.00 party gave 3 lucky people $500.00 each. It was inspirational, motivating and exciting for the guests who attended. And rewarding for those who won!

This year offer your clients more than music. Offer them solutions for a successful celebration!

Scott Faver has established himself as the Game Master with DJs from across the country. In addition to entertaining clients whose names are household words, he continually crafts new games for his clients and the DJ industry. Scott is also the moderator of the Interactive DJ Forum at and hosts a weekly on line chat, every Monday, discussing games and activities with DJs all over the world. A big part of the reason DJs have come to recognize Scott as the Game Master might be his being in front of hundreds of them at numerous conventions, cruises or in their own living rooms with his Four Game Master DVDs. A seminar with Scott means one thing: standing room only and fun for all! he also writes the Master’s Series in the ADJA Newsletter and can be found right here on Mobile Beat’s On Line Edition on Game Master Mondays. You can also visit Scott’s web site.

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