If you’ve ever attended an online live event, you know how important it is to connect with other attendees – and fast! That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to connect with other attendees using Rumbletalk Chat so that you can have some quick conversation starters or tips on how to ask your group questions about the speakers or topics at hand in case it gets too quiet. While there are plenty of reasons to attend an online live event, the ability to make connections with like-minded people who share your interests is one of the best.
As soon as you log into any live virtual session, make sure to give yourself 5 minutes to feel comfortable before trying to meet anyone else. It sounds silly but many newbies will try and dive right into making friends while they’re still reeling from what they saw during their first few minutes in the environment. The more you explore and get acquainted with what feels natural before jumping into conversations, meeting new people will be much easier when you feel ready!
It’s also crucial that if anyone asks you what time zone you’re from that you respond. Many virtual sessions occur across different time zones which means everyone has different schedules – even if they’re sitting beside each other!
Here’s how you can maximize Rumbletalk Chat during your live events.
Post a question using the Moderated Q&A
Moderated Q&A is an excellent way to connect with other attendees during a webinar or hangout on air. With an administrator to manage the event, it’s also an effective tool for making announcements, sharing important information, and communicating directly with your audience. The Moderated Chat will help you organize a question and answer portion while keeping spam under control.
Invite your attendees using a QR code
Have your event app print a barcode that attendees can scan to join you in a live event chat room. Using a QR code will also ensure attendees are using an up-to-date version of your app. This can be very handy in case you ever want to change your chat provider or upgrade to a different system entirely.
Get feedback after the event using polls
At live events, organizers often set up chat rooms where attendees can connect. Make sure you use these to your advantage by taking part in a discussion and getting to know other attendees. At some point after a talk or panel, have an informal poll via chat room asking attendees to weigh in on whether they’re generally interested in a particular topic or whether they’d prefer a Q&A session. This gives you insight into what people want from future talks and lets organizers know how best to tweak their presentations.
Open multiple customized chat rooms
The best way to connect with attendees in a live event chat room is to open as many customized chat rooms for your specific audience as possible. These customized chat rooms should be titled using keywords related to your event so that people interested in attending can find them.
Share the recap of your event experience on social media
When attending live events, many people use Twitter and other social media platforms to broadcast their experiences in real-time. It’s a great way to connect with like-minded individuals, share your thoughts, and keep track of what’s happening in your industry. However, if you take part in these conversations it can be easy to forget that there are other attendees who aren’t on social media.
A smartly-designed live event chat room for activities of all sizes
Chat for events boost engagement, offer live help to your online audience, and allow for quick-fire Q&A sessions at any time. Still don’t see what you’re looking for? Our team of chat room experts is standing by; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org any time to discuss your specific needs. We will work with you to ensure that your online chat room offers an exceptional experience for participants at all levels.