Does Your Event Registration Form Do These 8 Things?

If you’re wondering what an online event registration form is meant to do beyond collecting registration data, you’re overlooking some seriously strategic setup opportunities! Used wisely, your registration form can be your biggest weapon in driving registrations and putting on a memorable event for everyone involved.

From our experience, there are eight things all online event registration forms should be doing in addition to collecting data:

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5 Virtual Event Attendee Engagement Ideas

As event planners start tackling their first all-virtual event, one crossroad they tend to come to is...how do I harness the energy of an in-person event, and recreate that in an online environment?

It’s true that some of the activities you would normally execute in-person just aren’t possible with a virtual event. That said, there are a ton of ways to translate those activities into a virtual experience, or execute something completely different!

Here are four ideas — could any of these work for your virtual event?

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How to Build Your Virtual Event Value Proposition

Part of trying to decide on pricing for your virtual event is first determining exactly what attendees will get out of joining. The value of the event plays a huge role in how much attendance is worth!

And not only that, understanding how to build a strong virtual event value proposition will keep your team aligned during the planning phases and encourage more attendee engagement.

But how, exactly, do you do you do that? Here are four tips:

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Pricing Your Virtual Event: 3 Tips

If you’ve hosted or are planning to host a virtual event in 2020 (or beyond), let me ask you...did you charge or are you planning on charging for attendance? Many organizations are reluctant because virtual events lack several of the components in-person events offer (face-to-face networking being a primary one). 

But here’s the thing: While your virtual event might be different than your in-person event, that’s not to say it’s any less valuable. You’re likely still offering top-notch content, and possibly even continuing education opportunities. That’s worth something! 

But the question is...how much? How exactly do you price a virtual event, particularly when you’ve never hosted one before? 

Well, for every organization — and even every event — it’s different. But here are a few things to keep in mind as you’re trying to price yours:

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How to Keep Attendees Informed and Engaged from Start to Finish

The main goal for any event is getting people there in the first place — so you probably have a pretty solid plan for promoting it to your audience and generating registrations.

...but, that said, do you have a plan for communicating with your attendees? The people who’ve already signed up? You ABSOLUTELY should. Whether you’ll be face-to-face, all online, or some combination of the two, keeping attendees informed and engaged is imperative to event success.

That’s why you’ll want to put together an attendee communication plan that takes into account what you should tell them about before, during, and after the event. Here’s an idea of what kind of messaging you should focus on during each phase:

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9 Tips To Improve Meeting Engagement In Zoom

When transitioning your face-to-face meetings and events into the virtual sphere, you’ll quickly realize that you have to make some adjustments for an effective meeting. What works in a physical space may not translate well into a virtual space, but it can be hard to realize this beforehand. That’s why we’ve outlined nine tips to improve meeting engagement within Zoom

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How to Build a Conference Agenda That Keeps Attendees Engaged

The concept of a conference is pretty straightforward: your attendees will attend multiple sessions on various topics, and typically come together at certain points of the day for keynote speakers and other large-group sessions. By setting a conference agenda, you’ll be able to help guide your attendees through the day(s) and help them decide which panels to attend. 

The most successful conferences, infuse more excitement into the conference agenda — without running attendees ragged. Here are five tips for how to strike that balance:

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How to Write an Event FAQ – Tips & Sample Questions

Answering attendee questions is an inevitable part of event planning. With all the tasks that must be kept track of, answering the same questions over, and over, and over again is not only time-consuming, it loses the registrant’s momentum and excitement that leads to more sales and larger attendance! By putting an event FAQ on your landing page or event registration page, you’re more likely to generate sales by answering their questions immediately. 

Here are some thoughts on writing your FAQ page in a way that’ll effectively keep attendees in-the-know: 

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What Should I Include on My Online Event Registration Form?

Though it may come as a surprise to many people, building an effective online event registration form can be quite complicated. Finding a balance between asking for information you need, without being overwhelming and risking losing a potential registrant, is not an easy task. Not to mention the fact that many form builders can be difficult to navigate, both for event planners and the attendees attempting to use it! That’s why we’ve given you this quick-reference list to help simplify the process.

In our experience, there are 7 items that you should ALWAYS include on an online event registration form. Use this as a guide any time you start to build one:

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How to Deliver the Best Online Event Sponsorship Packages

When you’re hosting an in-person event, adding virtual delivery effectively doubles your sponsorship opportunities — so it’s certainly a smart decision for easy value-add. If your in-person event has been cancelled, and hosting online is now the only option, don’t fret — online delivery provides countless opportunities for online event sponsorship packages. We’ve got the tips you need to help build the perfect revenue-generating event sponsorship package that keeps them coming back year after year

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