Your event is unique. So unique, in fact, that it seems impossible to briefly describe everything awesome about it in your event description. Yet this is a skill you need to effectively market your niche event online.
To create the perfect description for your unique event — whether a laughter yoga class, period-accurate Regency tea party, or Lost Generation author’s pub crawl — you need to hook your audience. And it all starts by using your event description as a place to get people interested in your event — not as a tell-all.
Here are three easy ways to craft a compelling description for your one-of-a-kind event.
Your event description is a place to get people interested in your event — not a tell-all.
Step #1: Make it easy to read your description
When you sell tickets to an event, you’re asking attendees for two of the most precious things they have to give: their money and their time. So you need to capture what makes your Paleo Chili Cook-Off and Crossfit event worth the trade in as little space possible.
With an unusual event like yours, you might feel compelled to describe every element in several long sentences — or, worse, paragraphs. Don’t fall into the trap of giving the whole backstory. Instead, organize your writing and make sure it’s skimmable by using an outline.
Three best practices to keep in mind as you write your description:
- Break up copy into sections with headers
- Use bullet points to call out important benefits or information
- Copy and paste your event description into the free Hemingway App for a gut check on how easy it is to read (lower grade levels are better)
Step #2: Paint your unique picture
Your feminist paint party might draw a crowd, but describing that kind of event in just a few words isn’t easy, either.
Pictures let people actually see what it’d be like to attend your niche event, which is why they’re a powerful way to keep people interested and persuade them to buy tickets. Strong visuals also help potential attendees quickly understand the what, why, and where of your event.
Three ways to paint a picture of your niche event:
- Provide links to YouTube videos or Instagram photos of your last event.
Your last Tarot and Ouija Night was a huge success! Run with it by sharing the spookiest or most meaningful readings from the evening on Instagram or YouTube.
- Showcase photos from the perspective of your attendees.
Your Tarot and Ouija Night attendees took lots of great photos and shared them on social media, so re-post them! And don’t forget to take pics of the room and tarot decks before people arrive to share on your social accounts.
- Add attendee testimonials highlighting their enjoyment of your event.
Many customers refer to social proof before making purchases, so curate a collection of quotes from past attendees on why they loved your Tarot Night to sway future attendees to buy.
Step #3: Add FAQ to your event description
Your event does need a little extra explaining, which is where a solid FAQ section comes into play. If you don’t answer people’s most pressing questions upfront, they might not register or buy tickets.
FAQs will vary from event to event, but as an example, here are a few questions you’d want to answer if you were hosting a paint party:
- What’s included in the price?
- Can I reserve seats for my friends so we can sit together?
- What should I wear to a session?
- Can I bring a non-painting guest to watch me while I paint?
- Can children attend?
- What’s your cancellation policy?
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