5 steps to effective event networking

We attend events for many reasons.

Network better

Often it’s for the free food. Sometimes it’s to do yoga on a paddle board. Other times you just really need an escape from a werewolf village. But what is more fun than escaping from a werewolf village on a paddle board while eating only free food you stole from werewolves? I’ll tell you what: networking.

Network better with the Peatix app
The Peatix app was developed to include a strong social aspect and provide you (i.e. the attendee) with five options to enhance and enrich your event networking experience.

5 steps to networking effectively
1. Make yourself known

Network edit profile

Fill out your profile (click ‘edit’ at the top right on the profile tab) with a lovely portrait and add a brief, yet punchy description of yourself. This way, others can get a snapshot of who you are before the event and it makes it easier for them to identify and approach you during the event.

Next thing you know, you’ve got a line of people waiting to meet with you.

2. Meet the crowd

View who's coming on the app

View the attendee list to find out who else is going to an event. You just might spot a few familiar names, but more importantly you may fancy an attendee you’d like to connect with at the event.

3. Connect with other guests easily before and during the event
Message other attendees in the app before, during and after the event

You’d like to meet the organizer or another attendee in-person after scrolling through the attendee list. You could increase your chances of meeting by sending a private message to their in-app inbox before or during the event to arrange a time or area to meet at at the venue.

4. Re-connect easily after the event

After a fantastic evening of meeting new acquaintances and potential collaborators, you can send the guest you met an in-app message to reconnect.

5. Keep tabs on your network

Follow other organizers or attendees to keep abreast of events they're attending and hosting

If you find that a particular attendee you’ve met at an event has similar interests in the types of events you both attend, you could “follow” them on Peatix. Doing so means an automatic update on the “Discover” tab to reflect events that they are attending or hosting! It’s a superb win – you create more face-to-face opportunities to maintain the relationship with your network, you’ll know at least one person at the event, and to top it all off, you get recommendations to events in which you’re most likely interested.

Top image credit: The Guardian

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Claire Ding

Claire Ding is the Community Manager at ticketing platform Peatix in Singapore. She runs a community event for organisers, Backstage Pass , where organisers connect with others and learn tips on event management. Quite the thrill-seeker, Claire’s gone skydiving, bungee jumping, and enjoys anything that puts her on edge (quite literally), it’s no wonder she’s in the business of events with never a dull moment!