Whether you’re hosting an Orlando event, a wedding, a fundraiser, or your nephew’s birthday party, there’s always one simple goal: create engagement. It’s the same across the board; you want to engage your guests while they’re with you. Technology has made some extremely interesting, fresh, and creative ways to engage with your attendees.
We’ve collected 4 of the best and easiest ways to use technology at your next event.
- Social Media
Social media’s power and influence has been thoroughly discussed the past few years. Make sure you’re getting the most out of social media by setting up a designated event hashtag for people to use, periodically prompting guests to share their experience online, and encouraging lots of selfies.You can even set up screens that serve to share what people are writing online about the event in real time. This reminds guests to participate and provides interesting visuals.
- Digital Icebreakers
The idea of an ice breaker is enough to make just about any conference attendee internally groan. That doesn’t have to be the case though.For example, have people introduce themselves to at least one person. Once they’ve exchanged pleasantries, have them take a selfie and post it on Instagram or Facebook with the designated event hashtag. You’re getting people up and moving and creating easy social engagement. Bonus: you can use those pictures to promote next year’s event.
- Event Apps
Having an event app has several great benefits and despite common knowledge, these can be used for more than just corporate events (i.e., weddings).Event apps can include features like:
- Event schedules that can update in real time as needed
- Venue and area maps
- Event info
- Bios of important people/companies
- RSVP capabilities
- Registry information
- Interactive Stations
The most popular incarnation of the interactive station is a digital photobooth. Even with smartphones being everywhere, people can rarely pass up the fun of a photobooth. By using one that connects to the internet rather than prints the pictures, you give people a super easy way to quickly spread the reach of your event far and wide.
Having an event that utilizes technology well, whether it be a wedding, conference, or fundraiser, gives guests an engaging experience and showcases you as a tech-savvy host.
For more information on incorporating technology into your next event, call An Affair of Excellence at 407-902-6657.