2 What Type of Event Attendee are You?
2.1 The Social Butterfly
When elaborating on the types of event attendees, the social butterflies come at the top of the list. Why? It's because they want to. A social butterfly is another name for attendees who want to network during the entire event and maybe later. People who belong to this category thrive in a social setting and usually don't care much about whether it's formal or informal. Their primary goal for attending an event is to enhance their network and connect with people by building meaningful connections and business relationships. There are many reasons why such attendees want to build their network. It can vary from boosting their business to expanding into new markets or even making more friends and in order to expand their professional circle.
2.1.1 How to Know if You are a Social Butterfly?
If you like to chat a lot, meet new people and build new contacts wherever you go, you probably belong to this category.
2.2 The First-Timers
Another category of attendees that cannot be overlooked when categorizing attendees into different types is the first-timers. As the name suggests, these people are attending an event for the first time. Such attendees aim to learn something new, soak up all the information they come across and do this all without feeling overwhelmed. The experience of every participant attending for the first time matters a lot to the event organizers, so first-timers get extra attention at most of the events.
2.2.1 How to Do Well as a First-Timer
If you are attending an event for the first time, you should try not to be nervous, remain calm, and appear confident (even if you are not feeling too confident). Also, make notes so that you learn more!
2.3 The Creative Mind
The attendees who belong to this category want to be inspired, creatively stimulated and are looking for something out of the box. To get a great attendee experience, this type of attendee focuses on fostering meaningful connections. The people who belong to this category are not easily satisfied. They don't want knowledge; they want a creative spark to go along with it. Meeting the requirements of the attendees who belong to this category is hard for event planners, as they want unique and immersive content that keeps them motivated.
2.3.1 How to Know if You Belong to This Category?
If plain and simple information bores you, and you are attracted to the unique aspects of an event, be it infographics or the fun facts, this might be the category for you.
2.4 The Knowledge Seeker
Next on the list of different types of event attendees is the knowledge seeker. They are most commonly found at all sorts of events. Though the attendees come from different backgrounds, the most common characteristics of attendees from this category are the same. They all want to get more information, boost their knowledge base and find opportunities that will let them grow personally and professionally. As almost every event planner wants to share knowledge, information, and ideas with the audience, these attendees are easy to satisfy.