Conversation starters can be tricky, especially when it comes to your Twitter wall. You want people to be engaging at your event, but how can you do this if you don’t know where to start?
Get the Conversation Flowing on your Twitter Wall
Don’t worry, this is why Social Sticker is here to help. We understand that many event organisers love the idea of a Twitter wall, but never know how to get things moving. Regardless of your industry, there are a few general things you can say to get the conversation flowing.
Where would you like to go Next?
We always suggest using your Twitter wall as a way to show interest in what your attendees are looking for. Ask them what they want to do throughout the day and engage further with their responses. You can use this as a way to help direct them to the next place. What’s more, you can collect data from their responses to predict how busy a specific seminar will be. If one room is looking too busy, you could converse with attendees to suggest quieter rooms that may be of interest.
Where are you Heading for Lunch?
Let’s be honest, the best part of most events is the food! With so many vendors at your event, choices can be overwhelming. Ask your attendees where they plan to head for lunch, giving vendors social shout outs. It’s a great way to make use of user-generated content while showing support to your vendors. What’s more, it pushes more conversation to promote your event!
Who wants a Discount!?
We have mentioned offering discounts to attendees before. However, we may have forgotten to mention that it can be a great conversation starter! Offering a discount to attendees is great. What’s better is offering discounts to attendees who respond to your Tweets! Of course, have some discounts ready for all attendees. But, keep some on reserve for those who respond to specific tweets in certain timeframe!
Who is your Favourite Speaker?
You don’t need to wait until your event is over for feedback. Ask your attendees who their favourite speaker is so far. Use break times to create an open chat with guest speakers and what people think of them. It’s good to ask these questions as early as possible as everything will still be fresh in their minds. Take all feedback and use it as data for future reports.
Digital Forum: Answer Tweets Live
Another one for break times. Invite attendees to ask any questions regarding your event, business or whatever else may be relevant. Allow other attendees to answer each other’s questions with opinions, ideas and more. You can learn so much from your audience by listening to what they want to know, how they feel and what they wish to see.
Your event will only be as good as your speakers. If you want to know what caught your guest’s attention the most, ask them! If you find that there were a few speakers who didn’t quite reach your audience, then ask again! Who would they like to see at upcoming events? In many cases, you get the best results by asking directly. Asking your attendees these types of questions will help you give them what they want. What’s more, it will show them that you are listening to what they have to say!
Just as you would want to know about future speakers, the topic of conversation plays a big role in your event. What if your attendees were left with unanswered questions? How will you know this unless you ask? Talk to your attendees towards the end of the event and ask them what they wish they had learned more about. You can pitch that these topics could be covered in your next event! This is likely to give your next ticket sales a boost.
Talk to Social Sticker
Now you know what conversation starters you can use to get people using your Twitter wall, it’s time for action! Sign up for Social Sticker today and get started with creating your ideal Twitter wall for your event.