Engaged attendees are more likely to retain what’s being taught, but so many event planners still opt for the tried-and-true method of talking to an audience. But what if events could be made more interactive? What if we could make them fun and engaging? In this blog post, we’ll explore four ways that guest speakers for events can change up their routines and keep the audience engaged during business events.
Event planners must be creative if they want their events to make lasting impressions.
If you’re an event planner, you know that the objective of any business event is to make it fun, engaging and memorable. You want to ensure your audience has a good time and that they come away with something useful or exciting from experience.
Here are some ways to do just that:
- Make sure your event has at least one aspect where attendees can interact with each other.
- Be sure there is plenty of food and drink available so attendees don’t get hungry or thirsty throughout the day (or night). You may even want to provide snacks during breaks between sessions.
- Include some entertainment element, be it live music or an MC who keeps everyone entertained with jokes throughout the day/night.
Events can be made more interactive.
Presenting a workshop or seminar will help attendees learn something new while also allowing them to network with one another. A speaker can teach the workshop with expertise in the topic.
Having a contest where attendees need to solve puzzles or answer questions correctly to win prizes, such as gift certificates, will encourage people to attend and participate in activities at your event. It’ll make them feel special once they’ve won something nice. If someone wins something awe-inspiring like VIP access to one of our exclusive events, then all eyes will be on them throughout those days too.
It’s not just the content that matters, and it’s how you present it.
You may be worried about the content of your event, but it’s important to remember that it’s not just what you’re saying that matters. If the guest speakers for events aren’t engaging and keeping the audience engaged, then they won’t be able to keep their attention on what is being discussed.
To get around this problem, ensure that when hiring someone to speak at your event, they can keep their audience interested through humour and high energy while still being professional.
Engaged attendees are more likely to retain what’s being taught.
One of the most important aspects of any event is engagement. It’s a vital part of learning and can help you retain more information. It also makes events more fun.
Engagement comes in many forms:
- Acknowledging others’ contributions or ideas. In other words, we’re talking about listening.
- Providing feedback on what was presented. For example, asking questions or making suggestions for improvement. This is one way to show engagement with the speaker or presentation material without being disruptive to other attendees (or yourself).
To make your event more memorable for your attendees, engaging them is essential. Presenting information is just as important as the content itself, so be sure to keep things fresh with new ways of presenting information and different types of activities. You can also try having more interactive sessions where people get involved in discussions or other activities rather than simply listening passively, like at lectures where they’re expected only to listen or participate if asked by speakers.