Daily Q&A – Day 13 – Helping Meet Up Organisers

Organising a meet up is, no mean feat. It’s one thing having an idea that co-workers and colleagues are happy to discuss at the water cooler but to organise a regular event, find a suitable venue, promote to a wider network, arrange ticketing, maybe pull in some sponsors, that’s a whole different kettle of fish.

Over the next few days of the Daily Q&A challenge, launched earlier this month with the intention of showing people how to use the real-time Q&A platform we’ve built over at assenty.com, we will be focussing on something a little closer to market sector Assenty was actually designed to serve, events!

Events come in all shapes and sizes, from seminars, conferences and unconferences to meet and greets. The differences are in that they serve different audiences. The similarities are that they are all time-bound, attention seeking, demanding, and absolutely rewarding when pulled off!

None of the individual tasks involved in organising a meet up are difficult, it’s just that they throw up a whole slew of differing questions. How many people can you expect to attend, what time is a good time, to start marketing the event, what’s the budget, is there a budget? And on it goes…

We’ve built an interactive platform for asking and answering questions in real-time at assenty.com. It’s free to post and vote for questions, and incredibly easy to use, simply log in with Twitter, visit the relevant question board and post your question in seconds flat. And, because questions can be rewarded, the ‘asker’ could nab Gold, Silver or Bronze question award, something to tweet about!

There are a plethora of social platforms for asking for feedback at events. What’s new with Assenty?

Well, aside from the ability to ask questions and receive responses in real-time, by using a question board on the platform, each question is permanently linked to its answers, and the hashtag automatically added whenever a question or question board is shared on social media. This does away with the need to manually track answers to the questions on the various social platforms.

So, on to the question of helping meet up organisers.

Here’s where you can help.

On this question board I’ve kicked off some questions asked by meet up organisers (I used to be one, in a former life) and would like to invite you to add yours to the list.

What’s your pain point at the moment? What could you do with some help with, as the looming date for X event draws ever nearer?

Add your question to this question board and let’s see if we can get you some answers!

How to ask your question:

Is there something in it for you?

Well, hopefully, an answer! At the very least, you would have discovered a new way to get some answers at your next event 🙂

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