We’ve all attended lots of events – training courses, team meetings, conferences – but some will stand out in your mind more than others. Nicki Kinsey, Director of Business Operations at the Babraham Research Campus shares her thoughts.
In this post, I’ll share some of the most effective and creative ideas I’ve picked up to help you give your delegates those feelings of positive anticipation and engagement at your next event.
Some of the most memorable events I’ve attended have had me hooked from the start - the ones where I feel I’m engaged and contributing to the event before it’s even begun, throughout the day and long after it’s finished. I have left these meetings feeling valued, energised and part of a wider community of like-minded people.
The key link between all of these unforgettable gatherings? The event’s use of social media.
Read on for some top tips (and you don’t need to be a social media expert to put these simple and creative ideas into practice!).
One of the most crucial engagement channels for event planners in this digital age is social media.
It provides a platform for attendees to become actively engaged in an event and gives you real-time insights and opportunities.
Not only can social media help you “sell” the event, it will also cultivate discussion and goodwill, reach a wider audience and sustain the “buzz” after the face to face experience ends. Here are a few ways to leverage this:
Before the event:
During the event:
After the event:
The Cambridge Building
The Cambridge Building at Babraham Research Campus is a superb, contemporary space ideal for all types of business meetings and events, from personalised corporate training days and seminars through to large-scale conferences and networking.
Set within our stunning 430 acre parkland location and at the heart of our collaborative campus, The Cambridge Building combines cutting-edge design with the latest technology to provide first class facilities – all within easy reach of Cambridge.
In addition to the meeting and conferencing facilities within The Cambridge Building, there are additional meeting spaces available at Babraham Research Campus. Babraham Hall boasts two heritage meeting rooms offering classic facilities, ideal for Board meetings and seminars, and within the Riverside Building an additional suite of rooms are available which are perfectly suited to smaller groups of between 8 and 10 people.
If you have any queries about anything covered here or for more information about The Cambridge Building or our additional meeting spaces please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01223) 496 215.
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