by Emily Giunta, CLE Inc.
• Memorable and effective attendee engagement
• Interactive audio
• Giving each attendee a voice
Attendee engagement during meetings and events is…(shout out your answer!)
In the events world, there are a variety of ways to finish that sentence. Think about your answer. Was it influenced by your style as a meeting planner? Or the type of event you were imagining? Or maybe a specific problem you have had in the past?
Whatever your answer, I bet it wasn’t “unimportant.” Whether you filled in the blank with “critical,” “fun,” “challenging,” or any other descriptor, it’s clear that you understand that audience engagement is an important part of meetings and events.
As a meeting planner, you need engaged attendees in order to get your message across and gain feedback or information through interaction. As a meeting attendee, you want to be engaged in interesting and effective ways so you can leave with knowledge and information…and not fall asleep in the middle of the conference.