A huge trend that we are seeing at the moment is the use of videos to promote event speakers and their sessions. Long gone are the days of reading one page biographies and hoping that a session will meet your expectations. Now your audience can see, hear and experience your speaker with the simple click of a button, in a much more engaging and interactive way than ever before.
So what are the other added bonuses of communicating to your potential delegates in this format? Here’s 4 good reasons;
1. By experiencing a speaker first hand (even if it is only a short 30 sec video), delegates will be much more inclined to register and attend your event. It will ensure that there is the right fit between your speaker and the audience, and is a great tool for helping delegates select which sessions they would like to attend.
2. Keeping up with the latest technology implies that your event will also have this same forward thinking. It adds a fresh perspective to the traditional format.
3. Social media/viral marketing enables delegates to post and ‘like’ your speaker video. This powerful use of the internet means that any social media action spreads to your delegates friends, and then their friends friends, and on and on it goes. You can post the videos to websites, blogs, newsletters, emails…allowing you the ability to expand your potential audience by multitudes! This can help create a HUGE buzz pre-event.
4. Use this buzz as a draw card for sponsors and major partners. Help build a community which can be carried though to the event and even continue post event as well. People want to be a part of what everyone else is talking about – and if this is somehow linked to your event then you have some great marketing and PR opportunities!
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Do you prefer this method of advertising your speakers pre-event? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.