31 Ways To Increase Engagement at your Virtual Events

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS — Interrupt networking with a time limited special e.g. SPONSOR has 5 prizes for 1st 5 who get there.
  2. ASK — Ask people questions or to engage in some way right away.
  3. BE FIRST to say ‘hi’
  4. BOOTHS — make space for your VIPS to connect with people
  5. CHAT — Prepare. Break the ice. Ask smart questions.
  6. CONTESTS — Add fun, engagement e.g. selfie contest
  7. EMOJIS — Add fun
  8. GAMES & SCAVENGER HUNTS — add fun and engagement
  9. GET PEOPLE — Right-click on someone’s avatar and select “Get {their name}”
  10. GIVEAWAYS — Always have something to give away
  11. HANDS — Give them an excuse to raise their hands
  12. HASTAGS — Post your hashtag on your event page and suggest people post using them
  13. INVITE PEOPLE — Ask people to your booth
  14. Q&A — Post questions in Q&A that people SHOULD ask
  15. MUSIC — The right song can make people bop in their seats.
  16. PHOTO BOOTH — is a great way to add fun to your event
  17. POLL THE AUDIENCE — Everyone wants to be seen, heard and valued
  18. PRIZE WHEELS – everyone wants to see their name and/or their logo on the wheel
  19. REVIEW — Ask guests to leave a review when they log out for (reward)
  20. REWARD — Reward good behaviour e.g. those that engage with you
  21. SCREENSHOTS — Are great for you and your guests to take and post on social media with hashtags
  22. SHARE YOUR SCREEN — Give people something to talk about
  23. SHARE THE STAGE — invite people on stage
  24. SOCIAL MEDIA — Capture the experience with hashtags
  25. SPONSOR TRAFFIC– Ensure sponsors get traffic by incenting guests to visit and get something e.g. passport
  26. STAGE — Some people LOVE going on stage. Ask them
  27. TABLES — Name tables to stimulate conversation
  28. TAG — Suggest people tag themselves in pictures, and let you know if there’s one they hate
  29. TIMERS — Keeps meeting flowing as planned
  30. VIDEOS & GIFFIES — because if a picture says 1000 words, how many does a video?
  31. WHITEBOARDS — Tap into the visual Paint a picture