Getting feedback from event attendees sounds easier than it actually is corporate event management companies in Bangalore will tell you that most people are not inclined to wait and fill out forms or face long interviews to give their opinion about the event or talk about their experiences. In today’s ultra-busy world, you have to come up with feedback collection methods that are quicker and more interesting than the earlier ones. Here are some innovative ideas:
● Undercover survey takers: If you have the manpower to do it, this could be quite fun; have a number of staff members circulate among the participants disguised as attendees, and ask them to strike casual conversations with members. You will be sure to get feedback that is reliable and honest.
● Maps: Place a huge map near the exit door, and request attendees to leave a pin or sticky note on the map to indicate where they are from. You could also ask them to rate their experience along with a little bit about themselves.
● Selfies with Emojis: Make props that represent big size emojis to represent, sad, happy, angry, and ecstatic moods. Ask attendees to pose with the props that best describe their experience at the event. It will be fun for them, and you will get your feedback. If they permit, you can also upload these pictures to social media.
● Make a game of it: Incorporating gamification can make it a lot of fun for most of your attendees. Run little contests – everyone wants to win. This will also give you information on who are the serious participants, and who was there just for the heck of it. This innovative way of collecting feedback will earn you candid responses from otherwise reticent guests!
● Ask them to fill in the blanks: Some corporate event organizers make placards or flash cards with specific phrases, and request guests to complete them.
sentences based on their experiences. Once done, you can also request them to pose with the answers. A few examples:
o I met —————
o I learned —————
o I enjoyed —————
o I didn’t like ————-
o I made —————
● Beacons: These can be used as a push message, to take a quick survey, onto the phones of your attendees who are leaving. The beacon technology allows you to know where your guests are, allowing you to catch them just as they are about to exit the venue.
● Recycle: Here is one way you can get feedback and do your bit for the environment. If you have used printed flyers, agendas, programs or other paper that will be thrown out after the event, place 3 recycling bins near the doors, and cover them with emojis – happy, sad and neutral expression icons. Ask guests to toss their papers into the bins that best describe their experience. When you sift through the bin at the end, you will get a fair idea of how your event was received.
● SMS: Corporate event management firms in Bangalore suggest sending your guests a thank you message at the event, and ask them to respond with a number, say from 1 to 5, with each number standing for something. For example, 1 – disappointed 2 – Satisfied, 3 – Happy, 4 – Great Value, 5 – Made good contacts, and so on.
● Polls and Reviews on Facebook: Of course you have an event-specific FB page; request your attendees to check in and leave a rating (from 1 to 5 stars) and a small write up about their experience at your event. You can also conduct a poll on Facebook and encourage your attendees to take part. You can offer prizes as incentives; if you manufacture products, you can give away samples, and also promote your products in the bargain.