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When you hear “attendee avatars” do blue creatures from a major film come to mind? Or do you picture the audience at your next virtual event? For today’s post, let’s stick to the latter.
Now more than ever, it’s important for your virtual event to stand out. In a world where you can expect your event to be just one of many your attendees will experience in a given month, you want your event to be remembered for the right reasons.
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So you’ve been asked to moderate a virtual event. Great!
Do you know what to do next?
There are so many benefits to moderating a virtual event, from endless networking opportunities to the social media oomph, to the elevated exposure. It’s a chance to really put your best face forward and show the world (or a limited audience) what you’re really made of.
So jumped at the opportunity—good for you.
Here’s a rundown of what a virtual event moderator does, and a few tips to do the best job you can possibly do.
Do you know the right questions to ask a keynote speaker before you book them?
As every event planner knows, the wrong keynote speaker can sink an otherwise impeccably executed virtual event.
Picture this: Your theme is just right, the platform is on point, and your side presenters and events are on par with everything you want to achieve with your event. But at the moment when everyone takes a seat to watch the highlight of the whole event, the keynote speech, you find that your keynote speaker has the wrong tone and the message has fallen flat. And all your hard work will end on a sour note.
If you’re like every other event planner in the world right now, you’re scrambling to think of more and better virtual event ideas every day. Online event hosting has become the new normal, whether you were ready for it or not—COVID-19 has turned the events industry (along with pretty much every other industry in the world) on its head. So where have you landed?
Event planning is a competitive business. And every busy event planner knows, you have to stay ahead of the curve to keep landing those contracts. You are expected to knock every event out of the park with innovative new ideas and impressive results. And to do it all with lower and lower budgets.
Do you know how to promote your virtual event? There are a few things that you have to do to make sure you draw the right audience. Here are nine of them.
How to promote your virtual event
If you’re like a lot of us in the event planning industry, you’ve had to do a lot of hustling in the last few months to quickly recalibrate your business model. You’ve had to remake yourself into a virtual event planner fast because if you didn’t you would sink. You’ve been learning new skills on the fly, and if you’ve been successful, you’ve been able to shift an existing event online or even launch some new ones.
Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier is a speaker known for helping people take action on anxiety and burnout by increasing resilience and broadening our perspective. Something we could all do right now as we get through these tough times.
Marie shares why she’s still happy and helps you reflect upon your “why” of “Why I’m (Still) Happy.” She also shares a powerful message about perspective, and why that’s important today as we try to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE: a speaker known for his storytelling, comedy, and his ability to help people Enjoy The Ride! Steve’s blueprint to life Enjoy The Ride, helps people examine where they are personally and professionally. Something we could all do right now as we get through these tough times.
Steve shares why he’s still happy and helps you reflect upon your “why” of “Why I’m (Still) Happy.” He also shares a powerful message about the love he and his wife have, and why that’s important today as we try to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
So gather your family around, share this video with friends and co-workers, and share on your social media channels. Pass this “Why I’m (Still) Happy” video along because everybody can use some happy. Join the “Why I’m (Still) Happy” movement by subscribing to this channel and making an inspiring comment of hope and appreciation below. #WhyImStillHappy #TogetherAtHome