This presentation is for marketers, association executives and event organizers that want to succeed at attendee engagement.
In this presentation you will:
(1) Discover several examples of audience engagement for events.
(2) Learn a process for analyzing your audience and aligning your key messages with your objectives.
(3) Learn how to think about the people, process and technology that are necessary for a successful audience engagement experience.
According to John Media, the author of “Brain Rules”, attendees stop paying attention to presentations after 10 minutes.
Yet, the average event asks attendees to sit in chairs listening quietly for 4-6 hours per day. Something is wrong there.
There is no way to achieve 100% attendee engagement…unless of course you consider sitting in chairs in rows engagement. 100% is just a dream.
The real question becomes how do we energize our attendees and create conversations at our events?
The first step is to comb through your event and look for audience engagement opportunities.
Your events are filled with audience engagement opportunities. They are everywhere. In your General Sessions, hallways, social events, trade show spaces, trade show booths, break out sessions, etc. Here are some examples.
In a room of 500 – put the panel in the hot seat by giving everyone a voice and collecting questions digitally.
At a party for 3,000 – accelerate the social conversation by putting content on visual displays and measuring the impact.
In a hybrid meeting – integrate responses from the virtual and face-to-face audience into a cohesive experience.
In a lounge, turn social media into décor to tell your event’s social media story.
At your experiential event – capture customer experiences for attendees to share with friends.
In a social media lounge – let attendees visualize social conversations alongside brand conversations.
In your booth - let attendees play trivia games about your products and services while you gather valuable lead data.
At a leadership conference - let employees submit ideas and rank them on a touch screen.
Think about your audience. Who are you trying to reach and where are they?
Once you know your audience – then you should be able to map interactive concepts to your goals and objectives.
Success with audience engagement is not technology only. You need to have good processes, people and technology as well.
Our Challenge Bar trivia game is great for trade show booths, lounge spaces and other areas inside your event. You can measure the results by question, attendee, learning objective and much more.
Digital Passport product can be used to capture leads, share digital documents, make notes and rank leads.
Live Twitter Feeds, Instagram Walls, Text to Screen and Social Media Displays can be used to create engagement in event spaces.
SocialPoint Audience Engagement Platform
We build digital solutions that turn attendees into active participants at all of the events in your portfolio.
For agencies, our software gives you the tools to deploy web based digital signage, social media displays, audience engagement solutions and trivia games for your clients across all of the events in their portfolio.
Unlike mobile apps, our solutions engage attendees where and how they are most comfortable.
How to Succeed At Audience Engagement
How To Succeed At Audience Engagement
From the good people at Interactive Meeting Technology
Did you know?
most attendees stop paying attention after
Yet, we ask attendees to listen quietly for
4-6per day at the average conference.
100% is just a dream
Did you know?
there is no way to achieve 100% attendee
engagement…unless you consider sitting
quietly in chairs in rows engagement.
How do you energize your attendees
and create conversations?
THINK ABOUT YOUR AUDIENCE
Digital strategies can reach these new audiences
CONSIDER ATTENDEE BEHAVIORS
Adopted from the book “Groundswell”
Attendee Behavior Type Description
Creator - Has the capacity to create new things from scratch.
Critiquer - Comments on the work of others.
- Unwilling to create anything himself.
Collector - Collects sets of things.
- Defines success as finishing the collection
Sharer - Willing to share others ideas.
- This person is all thumbs & retweets early & often
Joiner - Likes contests
Spectators / Inactives - These people sit back and observe.
MAP INTERACTIVE CONCEPTS TO YOUR GOALSCreate Layered Engagement By Screening Against Attendee
Evaluate Solutions against:
- Attendee behaviors
- Collaboration style
- How well does it tie to your message?
- How does it tie to your goals / objectives
Generate Ideas & Prototype Solutions
- Conducted research on the market
- Reviewed client input
- Generated ideas
- Test out ideas in time and space
STEP 3: PLAN FOR THE PEOPLE,
PROCESS AND TECHNOLOGY
Audience engagement is more than technology. You need to
think about the people and process as well.
Don’t forget people & process
Can they just walk-up and get started? Or do you require
attendees to download, install and login? Eliminate as many
barriers to participation as possible.
How easy is it to participate?
In this example, creators enter ideas into iPads privately.
Approved ideas are displayed on touch screens and critiquers
can vote for their favorites. Best idea wins.
Are you reaching people
where they most comfortable?
Do you need facilitators, moderators, concierges and other staff
required to execute the project? What skills and training do they
need onsite to be successful?
Do you have the right people?
The man in the video is evaluating attendee created videos. It’s
step 2 in a larger process – but the only one he needs to take.
What steps are required to
Presenter: Samuel J. Smith
Phone: 612-200-1010 ext 1
Digital Solutions: http://www.socialpointforevents.com