The main idea behind every event isn’t always just to have fun. But here’s the thing, without any fun at all… you literally have nothing. If you can’t keep your attendees entertained, then why would they even come to your event? Here are some things to keep in mind while planning your event that should keep things lively!
Think Outside the Box
Thinking outside the box and getting out of your comfort zone can inspire new ideas that you never thought possible. Not only that, but if you can get your attendees to think outside of the box with fresh ideas, they will leave feeling inspired. This is what you want.
Personalization is one of the biggest factors in making your event successful. Making connections with other guests is cool, and also necessary, but making a connection between attendees and the event manager is almost MORE important. No one ever wants to feel like they don’t matter. No one wants to be treated like a number. Let each and every guest know that YOU are happy to have THEM there. Maybe it can be as simple as a personalized name tag for each guest. Or anything like that. Let them know that you know they are there. Make them feel proud and excited to be a part of something. It might be hard to speak to every single person and greet them individually, but remember that a nice, firm handshake can’t be beaten by anything.
In today’s society, we like to do things as fast as possible. This means shooting an email, a text, or connecting on a social media site. The single most important thing that keeps business events successful is one-on-one, face to face interaction with real people and forming a real bond in person. Nothing in the world can beat that, and business events force us to do so. Make sure you focus on that. Maybe some trivia games, scavenger hunts, charity events, etc… anything that will make talking to real people and forming bonds more fun.
Video Walls – These are going to be seen by everyone, and they are impressive. You can do anything with them. Use them for presentations, to promote products and ideas OR, you can create an interactive Twitter or Instagram wall where people can use a hashtag and see their tweets in real time covering the event. That also ties into what I said about making everyone feel important, and the social aspect of forming bonds.
Tablets – Tablets are a great way to interact with people! You can use them to get people to interact in a million different ways. One of the coolest and most productive ways would be to use them for surveys that you can make people take right there on the spot. This gives you an idea of what they think, and also makes them feel important.
Charging Station Lounges – A charging station is beneficial in so many ways. If you’re doing a Twitter or Instagram wall, you want people to have their devices charged at all times so that they can keep interacting. Also, it can be a super relaxing place where people go to chill out while their phone charges. They can charge their phones battery, and their own battery. This also gives people a nice calm place to talk and interact with each other!
Just because this is the 15th year in a row you’ve hosted the same convention or event doesn’t mean that it has to be the same convention or event. With these helpful tips you can turn your regular event or convention into something truly special and remember that Rentacomputer is your single source for all of your short-term event rental needs!