The sort of event you are planning leads to several subsequent decisions. In this article, we have focused on one key question: Does it make sense for you to use feedbackr? Find 4 example events which profit from the application of feedbackr, as well as a short guideline to help you decide.
Depending on what you have in store for your audience, it can be a great idea to involve them – or it can defeat your purpose. Audience engagement is a strong plus for a lot of events. We have collected the key points at the end of the article, as well as given a few examples.
4 events you want to use feedbackr for
Conferences and symposia are great opportunities to engage your audience. If you give attendees the chance to vote on the program and push their favorite topics, they’ll keep your event in better memory, because they were able to co-decide. And frankly: it makes a lot of sense! Why discuss key points that the majority of visitors is already well-informed about? It also helps to rank the agenda if you have more than one podia available and need to split sessions.
Last, but not least, obtaining opinions through feedbackr during or after an event is helpful for next year’s planning. What questions were raised? What would attendees prefer next time? You’ll deliver it.
Whether a business workshop, a school or a student workshop: audience interaction is key. If you are a workshop moderator, you might even be walking the line between event planning and lecturing here. Use trigger questions or quick surveys to boost memory and attention span throughout. Subject-specific questions can even lead to new insights and help the participants to get a better understanding of the topic at hand.
Talk & Discussion
Similar to the points above, it can be a good idea to technically support talks and discussions. Determine the mood, answer open questions or get a general impression of how successful the participants of the discussion are. (Remember our interview with Daniel Cronin? Analyzing communication can be a big plus for talks.)
Attention, marketing division! feedbackr or other audience interaction tools are a fun and easy way to liven up your product launch. Releasing a new edition of your software or putting a brand-new product on the market? You don’t just want to let everyone know, but you want to appeal to their hearts and guts. Why not ask your audience straight away how they feel about it? If they get the chance to try it first and vote afterwards, you get your first feedback fast, honest and entirely without market research.
A quick overview of the key points to help your decision:
Using feedbackr makes sense if …
- you plan to learn something for next time
- you require quick and intuitive reactions to something
- you need answers to simple questions (such as: could you follow me so far?) in order to go on
- the well-being of your audience/participants/attendees is a top priority
Using feedbackr makes NO sense if …
- you need to reach a goal unanimously
- your technical infrastructure is limited
Of course, here’s what we think and some event planners or moderators might disagree. Have you used feedbackr for any event that we didn’t mention, and you loved it? We’d be all about hearing about your experiences and learning from them!