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Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees

Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees: 4 Tactics to Try

Of course you want to provide an exceptional experience for ALL of your conference attendees, but ensuring that happens for your first-time attendees is particularly important. Their decision to attend future events (and possibly even renew their membership) depends heavily on that first experience, so going the extra mile for those folks, in particular, is certainly worth it.

What does “going the extra mile” for your first-time attendees look like? Here are a few tactics worth trying:

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Come One, Come All! The Ultimate Template for Committee Recruitment

Posted by Krissy Conant

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Trying to bring some new lifeblood into your committees? While your members may have the time and energy available to dedicate to new committees, they might not take the plunge without a little push. So what better way than simply asking?

Take a look at our easy-to-use template so that you can urge your members to take their involvement in your organization to the next level!

Dear < Member Name >,

As this year’s term of service for committee members is coming to a close, we are looking for new members to join various committees in support of < your organization >’s mission. The < XYZ committee > has ushered in so many successful initiatives under its current leadership, so we are excited to find the next crop of members who can continue bringing good ideas to the group! Per your interest from < XYZ survey >, we are pleased to invite you to serve on the < XYZ committee > for the < 20xx to 20xx > year!

As a committee member, you will have several important responsibilities, such as:

  • < Responsibility 1 >
  • < Responsibility 2 >
  • < Responsibility 3 >
  • < Responsibility 4 >
  • < Responsibility 5 >

Please consider the committee member responsibilities before deciding whether or not to accept this invitation, as the success of the committee depends on the full commitment of every committee member.

If you accept our invitation to join the < XYZ committee >, please email < contact > at < email address > by < final date >. We look forward to working with you to make this year the best yet!

Best,

< Your Name >, < Position Title >

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