Want More Attendees? Here’re a Few Strategies to Get Those Bums in Seats

Want More Attendees

The goal of any event organizer is to fill their event with attendees and make sure they are having a good time. This can be tricky, as it requires you to maximize the number of interested potential attendees while also ensuring that those people attend your event when it happens. If you want more people in your audience, consider these strategies:

Make the content compelling

If you want to attract attendees, you have to make sure that your content is compelling. Content is king—without great content, people aren’t going to want to attend your events. You could literally be offering a free trip around the world and they still won’t come if they don’t like your event or feel that it isn’t worth their time and money.

So what makes good content? Good content is what people want to hear about—and it isn’t just any old thing either; it has a distinct value proposition (or one that’s clearly communicated). It should also be relevant and current so people can learn something new or gain an advantage for themselves in some way.

If this sounds familiar, then chances are you’re already doing something right!

Create online strategy for event promotion

Social media is a great tool for promoting events.  Make sure you create a social media strategy for your event, and use it to gain more attendees by advertising and sharing information about your event.

Make sure your website is mobile-friendly, as many people browse the web using their phones or tablets. If they can’t easily access your site on a small screen, they won’t bother trying to find it again later or invite their friends!

You can also use email marketing campaigns to promote upcoming events in order to get people on board with buying tickets early (and at a discount). You could also use blogs and other forms of digital content such as videos or infographics that highlight why people should attend the event—the benefits they will receive from attending are key here!

Build a solid event website

  • Create a site that is easy to navigate. This is important because you want people to be able to find the information they are looking for quickly and easily.
  • Include a contact form on your website so people can ask questions, submit proposals, or even book their flights and hotels.
  • If you have time before the conference, add an FAQ section with answers to all of the most common questions that attendees typically have about attending conferences and conventions like yours.
  • Put together a calendar for the event (or use one from another conference if you’re not tech-savvy). A calendar allows prospective attendees to see what events will be happening at any given time during your event as well as when each speaker or exhibitor is going on stage. This gives them an idea of what they might want to do during those times if they aren’t interested in seeing every session or presentation available throughout your event’s schedule.
  • Include some images of maps within this calendar so people know where things are located in relation with other sessions within rooms with multiple activities occurring simultaneously.
  • List sponsors and speakers at least six months prior before registration opens up so potential attendees know who’s involved in making this happen before they decide whether or not they want become part of it too!

Have your event organized

If you’re planning to host an event, you’ll want to be sure that it goes smoothly. And that means having a checklist of tasks to be done and having someone in charge of each task. It’s important to make sure that everyone is completing their assigned tasks, or else your event could end up being a disaster. You should also have a backup plan if something goes wrong—you never know when something might happen!

If you’re hosting an event at your office or home, make sure all materials are ready for the party: food, drinks, decorations and entertainment (if applicable).

If your guests will need transportation there or back home after the party has ended—whether they live nearby or are coming from farther away—make arrangements with Uber so they can get picked up after the party ends at its designated time (which will most likely vary depending on how long people stay).

Offer tickets that allow attendees to save money on registration

You can create a discount code that allows attendees to save money on registration. For example, you could offer an early bird discount for those who register before a certain date.

You could also allow attendees to pay in full and receive a discount. This makes it easier for people who have busy lives or who don’t want to worry about paying at the beginning of the month. You might even consider offering them the option of paying by credit card or PayPal so that there’s no need to worry about sending checks in the mail!

A few more strategies to increase the number of people attending your event

These are a few more strategies you can use to increase the number of people attending your upcoming event, whether you are looking to host a large conference or an intimate music concert:

  • Make sure the event is relevant to your audience. If you are planning an art festival, make sure it features artists who create art that is similar to what your audience likes.
  • Offer something for free (or nearly so). If people enjoy themselves, they’ll be more likely to attend future events from you. This can be as simple as offering free food or drinks during the event or giving away some kind of prize at the end of the night.
  • Use social media to promote your event and connect with potential attendees before they even get there. To do this effectively, create accounts on all major platforms (Facebook, Twitter etc.) and schedule posts ahead of time so that they go out automatically when it’s time for them too!
  • Figure out which platform works best for monitoring activity related specifically towards those interested in attending events like yours.”

Be authentic

As you can see, there are many ways to get people to your event. The most important thing is to make sure that you are doing it in a way that is authentic and true to your brand. Don’t just throw an event for the sake of throwing an event; instead, use these strategies as tools for promoting what makes your brand unique!