It has become a necessity to rethink how you produce your live event. But, with the right production partner to handle pre-planning and your technology needs, you can produce a virtual event that is every bit as exciting as a live one.
Rethinking how you produce live events opens up new possibilities. For instance a virtual event creates the opportunity to reach a wider audience. It allows you to consider guest speakers who might not be able to attend your event in person. You can also pre-record segments to stream out during your event, taking the pressure off day of logistics.
Start with a Great Host
Having a great host is important for a virtual event. They can keep things moving and vamp if it becomes necessary to work around connectivity issues or technology glitches. Having someone calm, engaging, and knowledgeable steering the conversations and providing transitions between elements is paramount.
The right host can be the guiding voice throughout the event. They can give out important information, introduce new speakers and make announcements. Also, having a host in charge helps bring life to your event, helping to entertain and engage attendees.
Use the Right Mix
Using a mix of pre-recorded content and live streaming for virtual events is key. This gives you more control over your content allowing for editing, reshooting, or redesigning. Then, you can take advantage of the live platform to generate interaction with attendees with live polling, Q & A’s and remote site check ins. You can also engage your audience with contests or live raffles.
By keeping these thoughts in mind, as well as working with an experienced production partner that can handle technology infrastructure, scheduling and producing pre-recorded segments and more, you can successfully transition your live event to a virtual one that will be informative, engaging and entertaining.