‘Audience engagement’ has become a modern buzz phrase given tons of tools, which appeared not that long but has utterly changed our lives. Now it is possible to provide the best experience for attendees and make participation easier and more sophisticated. As a bonus, such tools don’t require huge investment.
Here are 7 indispensable gadgets and apps that will bring your event to life with debate, opinion, sharing and fun.
Attendify helps to build relationships at conferences and events through private event communities. Download the mobile event app to network with fellow attendees in a private, event-only community; connect one-on-one with direct messages; post photos, messages, likes and comments on the activity stream; have access to the event information and analyze the statistical data; plan your time with personalized schedules and reminder alerts.
Glisser lets share slides directly to the audience’s mobile devices. It is no longer necessary to print hangouts!
Audience members can like, comment or share those slides to their own pages on social media.
CamCard is the easiest app to manage and exchange business cards.
Scan, store and exchange e-cards, add notes & reminders to contact, and manage contacts from all over the world with 17 recognition languages with CamCard.
Crowd Mics is an app that turns the audience’s phones into wireless microphones.
The moderator can use an iPad app interface to control who speaks. Crowd Mics also has comment and polling functionality.
Whova is designed to facilitate networking among event attendees based on their professional profiles, which are automatically generated from professional information compiled from the internet. It can be used for the organization of corporate and social events, trade-shows & expos, conferences, performances, and workshops.
It is one of the most widely used mobile apps by professionals for networking.
With VisMe you can build all sorts of custom presentations, reports and sales decks. It also allows users to edit graphs and infographics, and has a wide range of share options. VisMe also has analytics and lead tracking features.
Catchbox is not an app, but a physical microphone. Throwable wireless microphone.
When someone has a question, you can simply throw the Catchbox, engaging the participant in a fun game.