- “Why are you attending this year’s conference?”
- “What’s your biggest take-away from the conference?”
- “Name one challenge you’re currently facing.”
- “What are you looking for in the exhibit hall?”
- “What led you to this profession?”
- “What advice would you give first-time attendees/new members?”
These are just a sampling of questions that can be used for a show daily’s “Man on the Street” feature.
By asking an open-ended question and snapping a photo, you’ve created engaging content for blog posts, future marketing materials and social media.
Whether it’s for your association’s storytelling campaign, or to stock-pile member profiles, story ideas are ripe for the picking at your conference. It starts by asking questions.
- Follow-up with first-time attendees after they get home to get their feedback: Ask a few follow-up questions that can be turned into profiles.
- Did a veteran conference go-er offer useful suggestions for first-timers? Contact them about writing a “how to” about navigating the conference for next year’s first-time attendees.
- Look at the challenges that were mentioned: turn it into a blog entry or social media post by asking readers to answer the same question.
Don’t limit your show daily content to session recaps and conference news: put on your creative writing hat. You never know what story ideas may be roaming the halls!