Tag: live streaming

What Is The Right Mix? Face-to-Face, Digital, Hybrid Events

Your meeting’s reach no longer stops at the conference room walls. Now technology makes it possible to reach people you never had access to before.  The question is: How much should be live-only and how much shared with a remote audience?  How do you create an environment that makes your remote attendees feel they are … [Read more…]

Does Your Hybrid Event Have The It Factor?

Your heart races as your fingers type at lightning speed. You’re running behind schedule and want to make sure that you catch the opening general session online. Due to budget and schedule conflicts, you couldn’t attend that annual meeting. You didn’t want to miss some of the content so you registered as a virtual attendee. … [Read more…]

Make Your Hybrid Event A Romper Room Experience

  Are you old enough to remember the children’s television show Romper Room? It ran in the United States from 1954 to 1994. It also was televised in Australia, Canada, Japan, Puerto Rico, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Hybrid Event Lessons From Romper Room Romper Room was aimed at children ages five and under. … [Read more…]

Digital & Virtual Event Technologies Defined

No doubt you’ve started investigating the dizzying array of digital solutions for your event: content-capture, hybrid, live stream, on-demand, Skype, videoconferencing, virtual, webinar, 2D, 3D. It can be perplexing. Especially when you are used to planning face-to-face events. Often people confuse terms and technologies. We have yet to adopt a standardized vocabulary for this emerging … [Read more…]

Virtual Events Coming Out Party 2010 [Infographic]

2010 was the coming out party for Virtual Events. What was once viewed upon skeptically by meeting planners, trade show organizers, event marketers, and marketers is quickly becoming an integral part of one’s event and marketing strategies. The Virtual Edge Institute compiled 2010 surveys and created this Infographic as a resource for those considering going … [Read more…]

Toto, I Don’t Think We Are In The Meeting Venue Anymore

7 Tips For Successful Live Streaming Events This article was written (well, ghostwritten by me in collaboration with Dave Lutz) for Dave’s People & Processes column in PCMA’s September edition of Convene.  Recently we looked at the logistics needed for a successful hybrid event. That live streaming cheat sheet addressed the five types of hybrid events, … [Read more…]

Go Hybrid: A Live Streaming Cheat Sheet

This article was written (well, ghostwritten by me in collaboration with Dave Lutz) for Dave’s People & Processes column in PCMA’s June edition of Convene. You’ve convinced your team that providing a hybrid event is good for your organization, your customers and your stakeholders. You’ve alleviated any fears about the virtual experience cannibalizing your face-to-face … [Read more…]

Let Your Content Run Wild And Free To Attract New Members And Retain Current Ones

With the explosion of social media comes the expectation that content should be free. How do you embrace that as a way to create greater demand for your face-to-face events — and attract new members? This past summer we’ve experienced a confluence of events with significant implications for the future of the meetings, events and … [Read more…]

Baseball, Children’s Counting Rhymes And Virtual Events

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe Face-To-Face or Virtual Go My mother told me To pick the very best one And you are [not] it. Often when meeting professionals consider whether to offer a face-to-face or virtual event, they feel as if the choice is best made by using a children’s counting rhyme. You know… Pizza, pizza, … [Read more…]