Have you been considering using an event text messaging service for your next conference, seminar or town hall meeting? Maybe you are on the fence about it or don’t know how your company will benefit from the technology, or perhaps you think it is too technical to implement?
Here are 10 reasons why event text messaging is perfect for you and your attendees:
1 – Use software with no installation, only the internet.
We highly advise against using an application that requires installation. What if the computer you’re using crashes or isn’t available? Use something web-based that works in the cloud and reaches all users who have text messaging (SMS) capabilities. That is 99 percent of phones on the market today!
2 – You can communicate itinerary changes instantly.
If there is a conference room number change, or even a venue or date change, you need to be able to let people know efficiently and immediately. With web-based event text messaging services, you do not have to worry about getting the memo out. Send a text, and you update everyone at once. How is that for ease and peace of mind?
3 – There is no need to rent expensive equipment.
Remove the need for physical audience response systems and clickers that need to be passed out. The technology required is already in your conference-goer’s pockets (their mobile phones), and since they already use their phones every day, they do not have to be tech-savvy to figure it out.
4 – The learning curve for your company is minimal as well.
All that is needed is a laptop with an internet connection, and you are ready to start connecting with attendees.
5 – The two-way messaging engages audiences and increases participation percentages.
It can be scary to stand up in front of a crowd, so many people will not get up and ask questions even when they have them. You know what is not scary? Sending a text – everyone does it!
6 – Your staff can review messages and inquiries as they come in.
The last thing you want is something damaging or offensive popping up on the on-stage screen for all to see. Vet the questions on your laptop before they have a chance to cause embarrassment for your company or constituent.
7 – Collate issues to address or study after the event.
The best event text messaging services enable you to export questions to an Excel spreadsheet for analyzing core concerns, and for answering those that were not discussed live.
8 – People do not have to attend your meeting physically.
Web-based widgets allow virtual attendance from anywhere in the world through smartphone, tablet or computer.
9 – Encourage participation with rewards.
People love to win prizes, and sometimes that is the nudge otherwise shy people need to begin interacting. You can offer real-time prizes like Amazon gift certificates just for people communicating with you!
10 – Increase your return on investment with customized promotional messages.
Enter your contact information or a clear call-to-action that folks can complete right from their mobile phone.
You want your event to be a successful one. Mosio can help.