You’re all set to go to that event where you will meet your most important customers and prospects. You’ve sent out the meeting invites. You’ve got your acceptances. But are you sure the meeting types are the most conducive for your business revenue discussion?
We broadly highlight the various meeting types you should consider hosting at an event, and help you pick the best fit for you.
What types of meetings should you host at an event?
Executive 1:1 Meeting
Meet executives face to face for more effective meetings. This format helps your prospects interact with executives and have the conversations that matter.
You are all set to attend an event, and you know a number of your customers will be there too. Why not send them a meeting invite and schedule a meeting? This could help you in introducing them to new products/features personally, and check in with them.
Press Meetings / Analyst Meetings
Events and tradeshows see a confluence of media and analysts. Meet and schedule meetings with media professionals for publicity and promotions.
Want to meet and network with a large number of partners / prospective vendors within a limited period? Book a round of speed meetings to meet everyone.
Booth Tour Meetings
If you’re exhibiting at events you can invite prospects and clients to your event booth and schedule a meeting with available sales folk and executives after the tour.
These types of meetings are perhaps a meeting manager’s worst nightmare. However, with a professional managed meeting scheduling software, you can easily check availability of executives and meeting spaces and book a meeting.
If you don’t want to hold a meeting at the event venue, an offsite is the ideal way to engage with prospects at a different venue to start your pipeline discussions.
You’ve just launched a new product, or you have an existing product that everyone should use. Schedule demo meetings with prospects and show how you will add value to their business.
These types of meetings are particularly helpful when you need to conduct seminars or smaller group meetings for customers and prospects.
Now that you’ve identified what types of meeting you will be hosting, how do you go about scheduling these types, and identifying, which attendee has been scheduled for which type?
With Jifflenow you do away with common scheduling errors arising out of manual slip-ups. The tool helps you not only with all your pre-event scheduling needs, but also helps you manage meetings during the event. On site check-ins, real time updates on last minute changes help you manage your meetings better.
Read more about Jifflenow’s managed meeting management solution.
Post event analytics is also something you should be paying close attention to, why don’t we help you calculate your event / meeting ROI with the free Jifflenow ROI Calculator?