Adapt your content and facilitate audience participation throughout

When preparing sessions for your virtual event, keep in mind that participants’ attention spans may be shorter than usual in this setting. Keep in mind the phrase “Half as long is twice as good” – prioritize content in each of the planned sessions by identifying 3-5 key points you want event participants to take away, and include a balance of slides and audience interaction.

Kahoot! tip: Hosting a short kahoot with 5-15 questions is a great way to wrap up a session and emphasize the key takeaways. Combine slides with Kahoot!’s audience interaction features to inform, engage, and interact, all in one session.

Provide additional opportunities to socialize

According to the Event Leadership Institute, 81% of virtual event attendees are looking for networking and interaction opportunities in addition to learning. Integrate happy hours into your event agenda to provide more social time for participants to connect and network.

Kahoot! tip: Short on time? Use kahoots from our pre-made collections to break the ice during happy hours, help attendees get to know each other and start a conversation.

Incentivize attendance and participation through competitions and prizes

Contents and competitions provide additional motivation for attendees to stay for the entire event and to actively participate. The winner deserves a prize – flowers, a gift card, or maybe a donation to the charity of their choice?

Kahoot! tip: With Kahoot!, you’re able to combine scores from multiple rounds into a tournament and announce the winners at the end of your event, even if it runs for several days.

Survey your audience to collect feedback after your event

Attendee feedback is one of the main indicators of any event’s success. Gather feedback to find out what your audience thinks about the event and how you can improve for next time.

Kahoot! tip: Send a self-paced kahoot challenge to all participants to gather feedback through the use of polls and word cloud questions. After they’ve completed your challenge, you’re able to analyze a consolidated report.

Test your setup and connection

When presenting, you definitely don’t want any technical or logistical issues to get in the way and cause unnecessary stress, especially if you’re hosting a virtual event. Be sure to test your audio and video setup, as well as the internet connection in advance. According to stats from Markletic, a bad connection is the number one technical problem organizers of virtual events face. We recommend connecting your computer to the internet via an ethernet cable, turn WiFi off before you start your session, and shutting down all other apps connected to the internet.

Kahoot! tip: If you’re using Kahoot! in your virtual event, use our new network self-test page to verify if your connection is sufficient for the best hosting experience. If you have over 200 participants at your event, be sure to close any other apps on your hosting device and restart the device before the event.

Whether you’re hosting virtually or in-person, Kahoot! will help make your event awesome! Read more about our custom-made event plans and get started today.