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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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Our Favorite Templated Email Responses: 3 Scenarios

Posted by Krissy Conant


With the end of the year approaching, we’re all looking for new ways to gain some time back in our work day (especially when it comes to email!).

While you can’t stop time, you can check our favorite templated email responses to help you zoom through your inbox!

To gain additional response time:

Hi < Name >,

Thanks for your question about < topic >. I wanted to let you know that I’m looking into it and will get back to you < tomorrow, by the end of the week, today > with an answer. If you need a response sooner than this, please let me know. Talk soon!


< Your Name >

To diffuse a tense situation:

Hi < Name >,

Thank you for your feedback on < topic >. I think it would be helpful for us to discuss this topic further < over the phone, in person > to talk about next steps and how we can accomplish this together . What looks best for your schedule? I’m available  < tomorrow, Tuesday, any day next week >.


< Your Name >

To advise you’ll be out of office:

Hi < Name >,

Thank you for your email! I will be out of the office from < X date to Y date >. If you need immediate assistance, please reach out to my < coworker, manager, colleague > at < their email address >. Otherwise I will respond to your email as soon as possible upon my return. Thank you for your message!


< Your Name >

Looking for a few quick tips for getting “in” with your members’ inboxes? Check out our best practices for email marketing guide today!

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