It’s that time of the year yet again! The festive season is upon us and we are sure you are witnessing all things bright and beautiful around you.
Even though normalcy is slowly returning at its own pace, it is important to take preventive measures to ensure the safety of the audience.
The pandemic introduced marketers and event professionals to the concept of virtual events that exploded in popularity to the extent that virtual events are much more popular now in comparison to regular events. They come with their own set of advantages, mainly being that it allows the audience to attend from anywhere in the world.
Looking at the popularity of virtual events, many people are planning to host a Virtual event to make the Virtual Event party extremely memorable and enjoyable. However, just like a regular event, a virtual event also requires proper planning.
If you too are planning to host a Virtual event, then in this post, you will get insights into how to make it successful and to create a lasting impression on your attendees.
Without any further ado, let’s delve into the strategies right away!
The first yet the most exciting part of hosting a virtual event is to create the invitation. Before starting on with the other preparations, make sure that you take your time to tastefully create your Virtual Event invite.
You can use designing apps like Canva that offer various templates or layout options depending on your preferences and tastes to create your E-invite.
Make sure that you add fun and interesting catchy lines to the content to take the excitement of your audience to the next level. You can take a few inspirations for design and content from platforms like Pinterest or from online.
After a long phase of staying locked in homes in pajamas, it will be quite exciting for the attendees to dress up and look their best. You can even set a theme for the Virtual Event party to give ideas to the attendees to decide what to wear.
Urge your attendees to dress up in their best outfits for the Virtual Event party. This would give them a reason to deck up for the event and they would look forward to it.
You can aggravate the excitement by keeping a few fun awards for the ones who dress best. Additionally, you can assign the badge number to your attendees for a fashion show-like feel and announce the winner at the end. This would work great to keep the attendees entertained and engaged till the end.
Virtual event engagement is a crucial part of making them stay till the end of the event. For achieving your desired engagement rates, you can include fun elements like a social media wall.
If you are unsure and unaware of a social media wall, it is a collection of social media feeds in one place. Quite often, people love posting content on their social media handles during events. They post content in the form of selfies, photos, videos, GIFs, etc.
Aggregating such content and posting it on a digital screen works well to keep the users engaged. Everyone loves being featured on digital displays and your audience will be delighted to see their content published. Moreover, this would work to convince other attendees to also post content on their social media handles.
Incorporating social media walls in events is a great strategy to take your audiences’ engagement to a whole new level.
Another great way to ensure audience engagement and complete participation from the attendees is to send over goodies to them before the event. You can set up a goody bag based on your budget.
A few ideas include a backpack, a funky sweatshirt, keychains, a greeting card for the Virtual Event, a Virtual Event planner with some stationery, etc. If your budget permits, you can even include a bottle of champagne or wine along with exotic cheese or assorted chocolates. Send over the hamper as a surprise and your attendees would surely jump with excitement. Moreover, if the attendees were planning to give it a miss, they would be compelled to attend the event.
We are at the end of this post and you are now aware of the strategies using which you can easily take your Virtual party to the next level. The festive vibe is all around and people are looking forward to having fun and making memories before the Virtual Event begins!
Go on now, start planning your Virtual event planning right away using these strategies to host a super successful and awesome event.