Wednesday, July 25, 2012

EMRS Team 3 Mini Roadshow on 17 July 2012

Team 3 was tasked to organise a mini-roadshow at the linkway outside MacDonald selling MSC products. The roadshow was held on 17 July 2012 from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Planning is something very important in EMRS. We have to plan ahead and try to foresee what may go wrong on the day itself, and also try to picture whether our A&P designs appeal to our potential customers.

As a team we came out with the list of MSC products that we felt would be sellable and from there, we proceeded to determine the quantity needed for each product.

Before the roadshow, we brainstormed for A&P ideas.

Looking through the products that we were taking from MSC, we realised that most of the items can be found in our bedroom such as handphone cables, masks, nail polishes, soft toys and pillows as well and hence we decided on a bedroom theme.

 Finally, it’s 17 July 2012. It is time to showcase our designs and and market our products to the customers.

Setting up the booth as quickly as possible. We have limited time and everybody is rushing!

 Our signage !!
We used this cute bear to direct our potential customers to our booth.

In the midst of setting up the booth.

We worked together as a team and managed to complete set-up at by 10.15am.

And finally, our completed booth!

It was a challenge drawing customers to our booth initially. However, at lunch time, our booth started to get more packed as some of us had to work non-stop. One would be writing sales memo, another will be handling cash and the change for customers.

Sales were good as we managed to hit our sales target by 1:30pm.

However, it started to rain just after lunch, resulting in fewer customers patronising our booth. Hence, we activated our mobile sellers in an attempt to push up the sales. Although the rain slowed down the sales, we did not give up and persisted to the end.

Our sweet and friendly mobile sellers!

Orgainsing this mini roadshow was a totally new experience for most of us. After the whole event, we all felt a sense of satisfaction and achievement.

Looking back at the roadshow, all of us now understand the importance of proper planning and execution of an event.

Team work is also a must regardless of the nature of the event. Together we can achieve more!

Here is a short video clip of what happened during the roadshow!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jewel Fest 12th July 2012 @ Marina Bay Sands

On the 12th of July 2012, the EMRS team went for a field trip to Marina Bay Sands to attend an International  Jewellery Show. We were told beforehand to wear something formal so as to fit in to the theme of the show.
When the day arrived, we all gathered at the Bay Front MRT station at 1pm, we made our way to the Exhibition Hall where the event was held. We were all excited and took pictures along the way as we didn’t know what to expect of the event.
 After registering, we were each given a special visitor pass. When everyone has gotten their passes, we were briefed by the supervisors on what we had to do for this trip. We were given a set of questions that were to be answered by the end of the trip.
The questions include, the theme of the event, the logistics and A&P materials used and also the best and the worst exhibitor.  Here are some pictures that were taken during the day:

Floor Plan of the event
Ms Siow briefing us on what to lookout for at the event

Biggest logistics used in the entire event

A picture with a kind exhibitor

Mining for rocks! Interesting activity to engage customers.

Our very own Deborah won herself an Amethyst! Good job!
Seminar Area
After an hour had passed, all the teams gathered back at the meeting point after an hour and discussed their findings regarding the event. We discussed which exhibitor did a good job showcasing their products and which ones didn’t.
Within half an hour, the discussion ended and our two supervisors came to give us a mini debrief.
The field trip was a success as it broadened our minds regarding events management. It showed us how the professionals plan events and we can definitely use these tips in our future events. I would recommend more of such field trips so that students would have a better idea on how to plan an event.

Monday, July 23, 2012

EMRS team-building games for S1R3

During the first week of our S1R3 EMRS stopover, the administrators were asked to organize the team-building games for all the team members. We were given a total of S$20 to decide on the prizes for the teams.

Apart from just serving the purpose of strengthening relationships, forging closer bonds and building trust between the EMRS members, these team-building games also provided them with an opportunity to take a break from the tedious preparation for the upcoming campus mini roadshow.

There were many considerations to be taken when planning for the games. Some considerations include (i) The games have to be interesting so that there is active participation, (ii) Materials required for the games, e.g. ball, masking tape, etc., (iii) the space required to play the different games.

After much planning, we came up with a total of 4 games, namely; Amoeba, Island, Picture Guess and Dog ‘N Bone. We decided on these 4 games as they were very energy and time consuming games, which involves much running around.

              Phimol, from Team 3, volunteered to ‘break the ice’ at the beginning of the event.

In order to allow the both teams to get to know each other in a stopover, we started off with an ice-breaker game called “Concentration”. ‘Amoeba’ and ‘Island’ were played so that both teams are able to mingle around. We proceeded on to ‘Draw Something’’ and ‘Dog ‘N Bone’, in which both teams played separately in their teams. These are some of the pictures taken during each game:

  1. Concentration

Some of the team mates doing their ‘four-feet’; modelling (and posing for the camera

      2.  Amoeba

This time, the winning ones got to do their ‘four-feet’; pole-dancing.

       3.   Island

        4.  Draw Something

Everyone is paying attention to guess the word each representative is trying to draw.

        5. Dog ‘N’ Bone


The team-building event took about 2 hours. Most of the team members gave positive reviews about this event. As the organizers, we are also able to witness the enthusiasm. Even though the preparation of this event was exhausting, it was a fulfilling experience to see that everything went well-planned.