The ultimate VIP experience – It’s the difference between cheap beer and general admission, and receiving a bottle of Moët in your very own corporate box. We all enjoy a little bit of special treatment and we are all willing to pay the price to receive it. Providing your event attendees with a unique personalised experience, you will exceed their expectations and enhance their overall experience.
Throw the mic in the air like you just don’t care! – Engage the audience, energise the audience and let them speak! Gone are the days where you have to awkwardly side step through the audience to hand them microphones, now you can just throw it! It’s new, it’s safe and it’ll be one of the hottest props you ever add to your conference. Check out the throwable microphone released by Catchbox.
Drag & Drop venues – It’s time to think outside the box, don’t list your venue as another boring conference room. Reuse or reinvent! It’s one of the hottest trends yet and it’s sure to set you apart from competitors. Refurbish an old storage container, set-up and style an underground car park or even reinvent an old train carriage. A drag & drop venue can effectively be turned into anything you want it to be. Fully customisable, they play a huge role in the experiential factor of an event and contribute to your brand awareness.
Ignite the senses – Create an immersive event and drench your event goers in the experience by appealing to all 5 of their senses. Ensuring the food and beverages served tie in with the overall theme is one simple consideration. For an event to be memorable it means putting guests at the forefront and engaging with them in the 5 ways possible.
Posters – Think about this scenario, you head to a conference and there is a whole wall full of printed posters to read. Now think about how much paper has been wasted in this process. Posters can be great, they can convey messages, start discussions and are generally quite visual, BUT perhaps we should consider going digital! Paperless events offer a great e-poster solution.
“We value your input and appreciate your feedback” – STOP right there! Printing survey templates and leaving them on the table, expecting guests to complete them throughout the event is not cool! Why not think about an online survey post event or monitor social media for online commentary (whether you like it or not, this is likely happening).
Sourcing the RIGHT speakers & performers – If only choosing a speaker/performer was easy. It is not only a matter of who is hot right now but a means of understanding the needs of your guests. Do your research and evaluate whether these speakers/performers will deliver actual value to your audience.
Your Internet connection is so slow that . . . . . (Hold on the rest is still loading) – Never underestimate the effect poor Wi-Fi connectivity can have on the success of your event! With event attendees being more connected than ever, having an event with poor Wi-Fi presents a bad attendee experience. Ensure the venue has a solid Wi-Fi connection prior to the event – you don’t want the venue’s poor signal to become the focal point of your event.
Thanks to Rebecca Cole at Event & Conference Co. for these ideas