4 Hooks to Harness and Engage your Remote Conference Participants
Many organizations are offering live-streaming of their events to remote participants as a means to broaden their reach as well as increase revenue. The down-side is that remote participants are often left “out in the cold” and are not included in the interactions conferences afford. This doesn’t have to be the case!
Lasso and include your remote folks by applying these 4 easy steps!
Step 1 – Recognize and acknowledge the external audience before each session including the Keynote Address. This simple step keeps everyone aware that other people are participating in your event.
Step 2 – Encourage the remote audience to participate via chat, polling, and even speaking directly to the moderator. If you want to really get the attention of your remote folks, offer a $10 Gift Card to the first person to interact from outside the venue. It’s a small price to pay for better interaction and engagement.
Step 3 – Inform and remind your speakers and moderators that there is an external audience. Be intentional and make sure everyone knows that the remote participants are very important and need to be included in all planning and delivery.
Step 4 – Request the same response from all participants. For any call to action you request from your on-site audience, ask your external audience to participate as well. For example, when you distribute a survey about the conference or speakers, provide a link to the survey for your remote audience.
In summary, the more you can engage your remote audience, the better the experience for those that can’t attend in person. Furthermore, these happy attendees will be more likely to register for the next event. It’s all about driving engagement and participation!