When was the last time you went to an event and were genuinely surprised by something that happened? Too often our events are predictable. They can be described as informative, innovative, educational, sometimes even fun. But emotions like surprise bring out the best in people. An unexpected outcome to a situation can certainly make your audience take notice. Have a look at this event presentation as an example:
When planning your next event, consider what an element of surprise would do to liven up the content. What would be the resulting positive emotions that your audience would have as a result? Of course, leaving your audience with a positive emotion is a key element in an event’s success. It is quite amazing then how little we see emotions and actions like surprise and humor at conferences and events.