After you host an event, you probably think you know, more or less, how it went. Until, that is, a colleague stops you in the corridor to tell you how much she enjoyed the karaoke mixer you thought hit a sour note with the office.
Experiences vary, which is why, after any event, it’s important to collect feedback from as many participants as humanly possible. To make sure that you're getting the most valuable feedback, here are a few lists of the five powerful post-event survey questions that you should be asking for public events, training courses and conferences.
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Public events such as fundraisers, store openings and trade shows help your organisation reach people outside your immediate circle. Maximise public participation in future events by finding out what keeps people coming back for more.
Post-event survey questions don’t have to be complicated. For best results, be direct and succinct. Ask for honest, constructive feedback with straightforward questions like these.
Professionals come together at conferences to share knowledge, set industry standards and build their networks. Ensure that you only host awesome conferences by asking participants these follow-up questions after every event:
A great conference doesn’t end on the last day: It leaves participants with meaningful connections that they’ll follow up with later and with speaker anecdotes that they’ll be repeating for years. Work out whether your conference is one of the great ones by getting in touch with participants afterwards.
A successful professional training course expands its participants’ career opportunities by offering them new, useful skills. In a changing job market, ensure that your courses measure up every time by routinely asking participants these five follow-up questions.
Training courses need to evolve to stay relevant. Don’t make decisions in the dark; instead, use the valuable data you collect in post-event survey questions to steer your training courses towards continued success. Although it’s a good idea to ask participants for feedback before, during and after an event, post-event surveys often provide the best insight. Use the questions above as a jumping-off point when writing your own post-event survey questions.