d700 on board help

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I will preface this with "I usually only shoot my kids outside"

My wife's company does corporate events. They were having a team building session in their warehouse at 6 and at about 3:30 they called and asked if I could take some pics. The only flash I have is the on board. I really know nothing about using the flash and didn't have time to review before I set out.
I showed them the pics I took via Ipad and they liked them and even said they wanted a couple for marketing. Anyway, they asked me to shoot an event set up next week. I would like to improve upon my first round so if anyone has tips or C&C of the images below, please share. Should I invest in a flash - which one? ( I will read the manual section on flash)

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You should definitely invest in an external flash. The SB700 would be my choice for your needs. Then get some sort of modifier - bounce card, GF Lightsphere, anything that will make your light bigger and softer. Learn how to bounce your flash to give directional light - check out Neil van Niekerk's book on on-camera flash, as well as the articles on his blog (Tangents).
 
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If you can hand hold at slow shutter speeds then drop your shutter speed right down to allow more ambient light to record in the image
 
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Thanks for the suggestions all. I may try to pick up a flash on Monday.
 

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