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Planning a Virtual Event
Planning a virtual event is very different from planning in-person events. If you want to get it right and have a great event, there are a lot of things to consider. From conceptualizing the theme to the more complicated endeavor of choosing the right platform, everything needs to be accounted for. With the sudden arrival and increasing importance of virtual events in today’s event industry, many planners are learning as they go and perfecting the process one step at a time. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to planning a successful virtual event.
A virtual keynote can be much more than a typical in-person speech. Virtual presentations can be different things to different people. There are a wide variety, limited only by you and the presenter’s imagination. With use of technology, a presenter can incorporate images, videos or even add additional people within their presentation. In some cases, a keynote can be interactive, with use of polls, breakout rooms (keep in mind that this may depend on the virtual platform you’re using as well as the presenter’s setup at their location). With in-person presentations, you can be limited to the presenter’s travel schedule and distance, your budget, as well as numerous reasons attendees are unable to attend (travel restrictions, budget, etc). You can even incorporate a virtual keynote with a live event (a hybrid event), which can sometimes help save money.
Pre-recorded or Live Streamed Content for Virtual Events
One of the bigger considerations for a virtual event planner is whether or not to have the on-camera presentations done live or have them pre-produced. There are arguments for both sides. Live streaming allows for more organic, human interaction while pre-recording generally assures the event goes off without a hitch. You can also mix and match pre-recorded content with live-streaming portions to find the perfect balance for your event.
Live Streamed Content for Virtual Events
There are a few benefits to live-streaming a virtual event. Live-streamed events have an immediacy. People make more of a connection when they are watching something as it’s happening. With today’s streaming platforms, the presenter can use any number of apps to interact with their audience, asking questions, taking polls, playing games and, in this way, this type of event can provide a sense of community.
Often when live streaming presentation, there aren’t a lot of extras. It can be as little as a smartphone or laptop with a camera and an active account with a streaming platform. But can a live-streamed presentation have high production values? Certainly, but they are more often the exception than the rule. Some larger enterprise businesses are known for investing quite a bit for their keynote presentation production.
Pre-recorded Content for Vitural Events
Pre-recorded content requires more planning and pre-production but reduces the amount of stress since there are fewer things that could go wrong. Another advantage is that mistakes and technical glitches are easily corrected with retakes. Also, you have more control over how the content is being presented. With virtual presentations, you have the unique opportunity to merge the best elements of an in-person live event with a full slate of technical and creative broadcasting tools. And post-production— motion graphics, special effects, sound effects, music— makes everything look better because you have the time and tools to polish the presentation to a high sheen. Having some content pre-recorded is a good thing. It’s a great way to help your event flow from session to session. Just be aware that when things are pre-recorded, it can be an added cost. It comes down to the content and how produced it will be.
What Are the Benefits of Virtual?
The truth is that virtual presentation has been around for quite a while, and now it will be playing an increasingly substantial role in the future. Some groups may decide to do hybrid events, mixing both in-person and streaming. No two virtual events are exactly alike. One group may want more of a traditional conference with breakout rooms and keynote sessions, while another may want a series of master classes to offer their team. If you need help now, please reach out to us by filling out the form below, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us directly at 1-410-897-1970. With over 30 years of experience, we look forward to helping you make your next virtual event an incredible success!