3 Ways to Provide Value During Your Next Event
People pay a lot of money to come to your events, and that doesn’t even include travel expenses, lodging, and time out of the office. It’s a huge investment for anyone to attend a conference, even if it’s a local chapter. Showing clear and evident value is so important these days.
One of the most effective ways of showing clear value and leaving a lasting impression, so those who attend will come back next year, and those who didn’t will see the value, is through your conference content. Providing educational material so they have something to take back to the office and try right away is extremely important. Not only must they be able to learn from the material but they must be able to access it easily.
So the question remains, as attendance continues to slip at conferences across the country, what can you do to make sure those who invest in your conference or event are getting a return on the investment?
Here’s 3 Ways to Provide Value During Your Next Event:
1) Pre and Post Show Access: Your conference material took a lot of time for your speakers and presenters to put together, and there is a lot of value in the lessons they are meant to purvey. So why would you only grant access during the show? Give attendees the opportunity to come prepared by giving access to the materials via a digital publishing platform.
Also, after the event is over, they’ll be able to access to content when they’re back in the office and need a refresher. The best part is, you can control access to anyone you’d like, whether that be attendees and members only, or the entire public.
2) Easy-to-Use Mobile App: Mobile Event Apps are an absolute must at your conferences these days, but the difference between a successful app, and one that simply causes more headaches, is ease-of-use. If your attendees can’t download it, and be using it within a few minutes what good does it do? They must be able to share pictures, access and update their itinerary, search venue maps, and more without having a doctorate in Mobile App Development. Some of the best apps, like Omnipress’ Connect App (shameless self-promotion) also make it possible to access valuable conference and speaker materials.
3) High-Quality Printed Materials: Advanced and final programs, conference schedules, or even conference proceedings are all staples of any conference, but are yours truly high-quality? Those materials with your association or organization’s logo all over them is a direct representation of your company, whether you printed them yourself or not. Make sure your materials are printed on sturdy stock to last the entire conference, as well as the trip back home.
What are some other unique ways that you offer value to your attendees? I’d love to hear any that have worked well for you and your organization!