We just finished our 1st Session Topic this week, it ended up hotter than predicted.
6 more topics to come so make sure that if you are not registered you do so here so you can tune in live and join the conversation.
These are the golden nuggets coming out of the sessions, we had speakers tune in from different sides of our field.
Our first speaker was Sarah Buchbinder a meeting broker with Meetings Made Easy kicked off the webinar with a lot of great content about the 6 P's in Planning Virtual Events.
The Six (6) Ps to Planning A Virtual Event
Our second speaker had a different approach from the platform side of the field, Michel Sayo from Hubilo, hybrid events made mention in his list of what attendees expect.
What attendees now expect from virtual & hybrid:
Here are some features to ask your platform if they have:
*Hubilo has all of the features listed on their platform.
Items Speakers can benefit from in a virtual event are:
When evaluating prices of platforms be sure to look at:
Our biggest takeaways from the sessions and the Q & A were:
Importance of Engagement - Audiences need to be engaged, make this a top priority in planning, how can you keep your audience engaged? Are there features your platform can offer to facilitate? Are there physical items you can send them? Can you offer some sort of gamification?
Establish Clear Objectives with your event -Talk with your speakers , sponsors, clients and attendees and gather that intel to establish clear KPI’s that are achievable with your event.
What is your ultimate goal that would make the event a success, this also allows you to use your analytics in your favor to measure the success and present that to your clients and sponsors.
Clear Marketing- Know your market, the channels they use and how to get them to opt in. Make it clear and easy for them to say yes to your event with out major hurdles (i.e : downloading an app, registering multiple times, etc.)
Practice, Practice - Practice- Dry runs, testing, speaker training . (test, mic, lighting, slides, platforms, wifi, noise in area, backgrounds.)
Backups are important - Make sure you have copies of speaker recordings ready to go in case there is a technical issue, have back up Wifi options if you are hosting the event. Have emails cued up that explain what to do in case of a technical issue.