Live polls are surprisingly versatile. They don’t just provide you with an excellent way of interacting with your guests, but also help you to track satisfaction and gather feedback about your event in real time. They can even help give your attendees a more personalised experience, something we’ve discussed in the previous blog. We think it’s an immensely useful function, which Eventogy has deployed in our apps for many of our clients. From our experience, we’ve highlighted five ways live polls improve your audience interaction and engagement.
It’s never a good experience for your guests to spend most of their time waiting in lines and attendees certainly don’t want to be welcomed by long queues. You might have heard horror stories about attendees waiting in the wind and rain to enter an event, or maybe you’ve personally queued for hours only to find out it’s already over capacity, or you’ve missed the deadline for entry. We’ve put together five key points to help you avoid this at your own event, and boost your attendees’ satisfaction.
In several of our previous blogs, we’ve highlighted the importance of giving your attendees a more personal experience. With perhaps hundreds of people passing through the doors of your event, it can be a challenge to make your guests feel as if their time and individual contributions matters. That’s why it’s so vital to offer your guests an experience that seems personal to them. By making just a few small changes, you can make it seem as if every aspect of your event has the enjoyment and investment of the individual at its heart.
Making it as an event professional requires a particular set of skills. Some of them are learned naturally over a long career, while others are easy to pick up and develop. Here is a list of those few important qualities that the very best event planners and event managers possess, and also tips to improve and develop your own skills.
The events industry evolves and changes every year. New trends and technologies make planning a great event easier and more secure. Here are some event industry trends and ideas that we think will take centre stage in 2018, from new social media opportunities in event marketing to sustainable environmentally-friendly practices for event venues.
2017 flew by. You’ve had some triumphs, made some mistakes, learned something new, and done your best to make it a successful one. But 2018 is now upon us, January is the perfect time to start planning for the year ahead. Planning is essential for a successful year, as it gives you a roadmap to where your events and business is going.
It can be really disheartening to receive negative feedback. Having devoted hours after hours into preparing the very best event, it might be baffling to find out that not only did it not work out the way you anticipated, but also that it was genuinely disappointing to some of your guests. So what went wrong, and how do you fix them?
From 25 May 2018, the European Union’s new guidelines on data protection will come into force. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to give EU citizens more control over the way their data is used, replacing laws written well before cloud technology and data collection were commonplace.
How do you know who’s attending your event? Do you have a system in place to identify every guest, and ensure each one is who they say they are? It may almost seem unreasonably pessimistic to think that there is a possibility that nefarious strangers are going to infiltrate your event, but there is a real concern that the wrong people could invade a space that’s meant to be reserved for invited guests and like-minded professionals.
The rules have changed. Apple’s latest attempt to clean up the App Store and stop scammers and spammers slipping through the cracks might have dramatic consequences for the events industry. This is because Apple has introduced strict new rules for app submission that could potentially spell the end for white label apps — those cloned from a generic template with only minor cosmetic differences. Already, Apple has begun to quietly reject some instances of these apps, which are frequently used by events professionals.