Event Trend #3: Create Inspiration
Inspiration is not a new idea, but the need for it will be greater than ever in 2019. With so many organizations working to attract their next generation of leaders, groups are looking for new ways to motivate, inspire and even mentor that group. But it goes beyond one single demographic. Most attendees are also looking for an “aha” moment that will create memorable experiences at 2019 events.
Finding the Moment
Inspiration is being built into general sessions as a broad, wide-reaching topic that can apply to anyone in any phase of their career. Teamwork, powerful leadership, risk-taking, changing a negative environment, or stories of success through unusual career paths are all topics that can have your audience feeling good about themselves and walking out of the room with an idea of how they can positively affect their career or workplace.
Making a Mark
Through engagement stations like message trees, wishing lanterns, or graffiti walls, ask your attendees what life moment has affected their career in a positive way or have them leave a piece of advice for other attendees. Areas like these can create an open dialogue and natural networking space for attendees to share and connect.
Leaving an Impression
The event has wrapped, but the communication shouldn’t. Inspiration can come from knowing you were a piece of something bigger. Follow-up with attendees and let them know ‘Because of you, we achieved ____’ or ‘Together we made a difference in _____ and invite you to join us again next year to best that goal by at least 50%’.
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