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Tips to Wow your Event Attendees

  • 1.  Tips to Wow your Event Attendees

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 11-29-2023 04:37
    Edited by Megha Jetley 11-29-2023 04:37

    Hi all, let's begin our next edition of the Tip of the Week discussion! Whether you're hosting an internal training seminar or a large convention, the content you offer, the delivery of that content, and the fun you insert into your event program will all play a key role in ensuring your attendees remain engaged. 

     We hope you find these attendee engagement ideas helpful when planning your next event. 

     1. See What Attendees Are Thinking About with Session Q&A's 
    2. Keep It Social: Offer Live Chat for Virtual Sessions 
    3. Do a Pulse Check with Live Polling 
    4. Deepen Connections with 1:1 Appointments 
    5. Gain Valuable Feedback with Attendee Surveys
    6. Offer Content Tracks for Specific Interests
    7. Monitor Virtual Engagement with a Real-Time Insights Generator
    8. Don't Skimp on Production Quality
    9. Offer Mental and Physical Wellness Opportunities
    10. Create an Event Hashtag
    11. Test Attendees' Knowledge with Quizzes and Trivia
    12. Use Push Notifications to Reinforce Engagement Opportunities
    13. Host a Raffle for Swag and Experiences
    14. Speaking of Swag... Who Doesn't Love Freebies?
    15. Splurge on Professional-Level Brand Promotion
    16. Make Your Events Accessible to All
    17. Make New Connections with Networking Opportunities
    18. Have Some Fun with Event Spirit Days 

    Read more in detail here  

    Questions for you: 

    • How do you encourage attendees to participate in the event?
    • Do you use social media or other digital tools to promote the event and engage attendees? 

     #CventTip 


    #ManagingVirtualEvents

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    Megha Jetley
    Manager
    Cvent Marketing Department
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  • 2.  RE: Tips to Wow your Event Attendees

    User Group Member
    Posted 12-01-2023 14:03
    Edited by Rachel Sigley 12-01-2023 14:03
    • How do you encourage attendees to participate in the event? We try and host specific tables during meals to engage in various things so people can sit with like-minded people who want to have similar discussions (either about activities at the event, themed of the event, industries, etc). Set up breakout discussion rooms. We offer ways to connect around doing fun things so people are more relaxed in their discussions. Through the mobile app we do session polling for people to participate and then discuss results in near real-time.
    • Do you use social media or other digital tools to promote the event and engage attendees?  Not really but that's just the nature of our event, since the events we all host are private and invite only for clients.



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    Rachel
    NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Tips to Wow your Event Attendees

    User Group Member
    Posted 12-01-2023 14:22
    • How do you encourage attendees to participate in the event? We have tried photo competitions using our event-specific hashtag to get folks sharing their images with us and building a broader social media network.
    • Do you use social media or other digital tools to promote the event and engage attendees?  Yes, we do promote on social media, but also find it effective for event engagement during the program itself.


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    Cate Liverman
    Director- Constituent Relations
    UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School FoundationUnited States
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  • 4.  RE: Tips to Wow your Event Attendees

    Community MVP
    Posted 12-01-2023 15:53
    • How do you encourage attendees to participate in the event?
      • We leverage live polling and Q&A
    • Do you use social media or other digital tools to promote the event and engage attendees? 
      • We leverage LinkedIn to promote our open events 


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    Lori Wildman
    Marketing Director
    lwildman@dmainc.com
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.United States
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  • 5.  RE: Tips to Wow your Event Attendees

    User Group Member
    Posted 12-04-2023 07:44
    • How do you encourage attendees to participate in the event? polls, scavenger hunts, round tables.
    • Do you use social media or other digital tools to promote the event and engage attendees?  no



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    Mary Ann Hall
    Event Specialist
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago(CRSO Department)
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  • 6.  RE: Tips to Wow your Event Attendees

    Community MVP
    Posted 12-04-2023 10:46
    • How do you encourage attendees to participate in the event? Wow reading through the responses, some really great idea's! 
    • Do you use social media or other digital tools to promote the event and engage attendees? LinkedIn is a great place to promote! 


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    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
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  • 7.  RE: Tips to Wow your Event Attendees

    User Group Member
    Posted 12-05-2023 10:23
    • How do you encourage attendees to participate in the event? promote mobile features, make it the only way to claim incentives
    • Do you use social media or other digital tools to promote the event and engage attendees? no


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    Hallie Loeb
    Event Operations Specialist
    CDW United States
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