In this lesson, we'll introduce you to every section of the reception page and how you can customize them for your event.
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What's the difference between this page and this page? Well, one could agree that this one is more beautiful, but the real difference is that this one engages your attendees and makes them want to know more about your event. This one not so much. In this video, we will show you how to set up your reception area and share some tips on creating a welcoming space for your attendees.
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Upon registering for your event, the reception area will be the first place your attendees will be brought to. This page is also the only page that can be accessed before your event starts. Here's how to make it more engaging. Let's start with your welcome message. Here you can add a warm welcome as well as images, gifts and hyperlinks.
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The insert media button lets you add embeddable content like Google Docs video or a Spotify playlist. Adding a welcome video to your reception helps greet your attendees and gets them excited for the event to come. Next is the sponsor area. Here's where you have the opportunity to show some love to your vendors and sponsors. First, you'll have to upload your sponsors to the sponsors page.
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Once you have done this, you'll be able to use the drag and drop editor to arrange them in the gold, silver or bronze areas. Additional tiers are available in our advanced plans. Integrations can help you enhance your event experience all throughout your venue. Here are some you can feature on your reception page. Hopin’s Twitter integration is a great way to get people talking about your event.
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You can also highlight attendees you have retweeted. Slido is an excellent option to engage your audience. You can insert questions for them to answer or hold, to gauge excitement, or just to see how many cups of coffee everyone has had. Gofund me can be added here if you are raising money for an important cause. Using this integration here will allow your attendees to donate without having to leave the event.
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The last area we want to highlight is accessibility. Creating events with an inclusive mindset ensures that all your attendees feel welcome as they make their way around your event. Here are a few ways you can be inclusive on the reception page. A good way to think about visually impaired attendees using screen readers is to include descriptions of any files you upload into your event.
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For any images use, you can also add alternative text and for any hashtags you're adding, be sure to capitalize each word in the hashtag screen. Readers are enabled to identify each word within a hashtag unless each new word is capitalized. You could also make your event even more inclusive by using integrations such as Kudo or Syncwords to offer your attendees translations,
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close caption or even various sign languages. This will help you overcome any language barriers and ensure that all your attendees can follow your event. After seeing a setup and some examples of a reception page, I hope you feel more empowered to create a welcoming reception. Thanks so much for watching this video. See you in the next one.