3 Event Solutions Made Better Using Text Messaging

There are many important events where the audience joins in to solve a problem or to discuss any important concern. During this type of event, everyone in the audience is welcome to join in the discussion, represent their thoughts and give opinions. However, most events are not engaging enough. Some people are too shy to stand up with microphone to ask questions, share feelings or share an issue or any concern with everyone else at the event. At the same time, some people may miss the event because of a change in the event venue or time. Gathering information, performing a survey, or collecting feedback on any issue from event participants is not always easy because of low engagement. Text messaging is one of the best event solutions that can increase engagement at events.

1. Increase Audience Engagement

Text messaging is a good way to make an event engaging because more attendees from the audience can ask questions, and share opinions at the same time, without needing to wait for their turn at the microphone or podium. The more conservative and shy attendees will also not generally want to stand in front of everyone to ask their question or share an opinion. As a result, not everyone will get to share their feedback at the event and some attendees will leave with frustrated after the event. By using text messaging, anyone with a cell phone can participate in the event discussions and share their feelings, questions and feedback in complete anonymity. This helps both attendees and event organizers ensure that engagement at the event is highest it can be. So, the way will be helpful for both the event and attendees.

2. Last Minute Alerts and Announcements

Sometimes an unforeseeable circumstance will cause the date of an event, or the venue of the event to be changed at the last minute. It can be difficult to get in touch with everyone who was going to be attending the event to make sure they have the updated and correct information. Text messaging is an excellent event solution to help distribute vital information for an event. Over 98% of people have a mobile phone and can receive text messages. This means that not only can they participate easily, they can get important updates, or even next event venue locations.

3. Collect Feedback from Attendees

Text messaging can augment event solutions, especially where event organizers may want to collect feedback from attendees to see how they may make the event better in the future. It allows anyone with a cell phone that can send and receive messages participate, get important updates and information, and give feedback via surveys. Normally, a person would need to write something down on a piece of paper, or use a special piece of equipment in order to participate. A lot of people don’t want to go to the trouble to participate if it isn’t extremely easy for them. Text messaging as an event solution solves that issue.

Text Live, Real-Time Messages at Events – 5 Things Text Messaging Does that Conference Apps and Event Apps Can’t Do

When event management professionals consider what kind of technology to use for their events, many automatically think about smartphone apps. However, they are generally not the best choices for conferences. Instead, text messaging allows for more widespread and easy participation.

1. Text messaging data allows information to be available to everyone at the event.

Apps only work on smartphones and not everyone has a smartphone. But most people do have a cell phone. When you text live in real-time, you can reach everyone with a cell phone, regardless of the kind of phone.

2. Text messaging uses automatic confirmation messages to inform participants that their messages have been received.

While many apps use confirmations, they often take time to appear. When event managers use text messaging, however, participants who send text messages to the group using the group’s short code receive an automatic confirmation message to affirm that they’ve contributed.

3. Text messaging enables seamless communication between attendees and event organizers.

When text messaging is used, messages are received quickly, easily and automatically, so organizers know what participants are thinking or have questions about. And the best part is that organizers can immediately respond, satisfying their participants.

4. When organizers use text live, communication is available across phone types.

Smartphone apps must be developed for all operating systems. Texting can be used on any OS.

5. Texting services do not require app store approval like apps do.

Getting an app approved for sale in an app store is often a lengthy process that requires review by multiple phone providers. Event organizers who use texting live and in real-time can do so immediately.

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