What are the main objectives for your 2015 annual meeting? If attendee engagement is on your list, you’re not alone. It’s not just “butts in the seats” that matter these days; word of mouth and social proof are also important.
To increase attendee engagement, it pays to take control—and let go of it.
First, let’s examine how to let it go (Sorry for the flashback, parents!): Attendees will form their own opinions of your event and may share them on social media. Do the best you can to give them a good experience and let the chips fall where they may. You’ll drive yourself crazy if you try to please everyone.
You can take control by giving your attendees a platform to interact with each other, while guiding their experience. A social mobile app is an easy, efficient way to do this. With Omnipress’ Connect App, for example, you get access to an easy-to-use administrative portal where you can manage all of the social features the app has to offer. You can:
- Send out push notifications. When attendees opt in for push notifications, you’ll have their attention when last-minutes changes come up.
- Set up live polling. Attendee engagement doesn’t get much better than a real-time poll given during a session! Get immediate, valuable feedback from attendees, as soon as you need it.
- View a “social snapshot,” where you can see the number of profiles, active users, and posts, all shown in real time.
- Manage inappropriate posts & comments or ban abusive users. Occasionally, bad attendees happen to good associations. With the Connect CMS, you can nip inappropriate behavior in the bud.
Get behind the wheel of Connect CMS and drive your attendees’ impression of your association’s event with push notifications, live polling, and more. To take a test drive of the app from an attendee’s point of view, try our demo!