Remember a time, long before COVID-19 was a household name, when corporate events were all in person and required you to travel to a different city several times a year? Those events are on hold, and in their place are virtual corporate events.
If you’ve never tackled a virtual corporate event, then you might be wondering what to expect when you attend or participate in your first one. You’re in luck! Read on to learn all about what you’ll find at a virtual corporate event!
Expect Recorded Content
One of the most difficult aspects of attending corporate events in person is that you can only be in one place at a time. In the past, you’ve had to make hard decisions about which sessions to attend. You might even have dipped out of one session to catch the tail end of another.
If your company has a savvy corporate event planner, then they know that you can expand your offerings to all attendees. All you need to do is record your sessions and upload them for attendees to view at a later time. This means you can offer a greater variety of sessions without repeating a session.
Breakout Groups and Smaller Sessions
One of the most difficult parts of corporate events is getting people to break out of their shells and participate in the sessions. Session size was also limited by the size of the venue. Going virtual means that people are more comfortable with participation, and groups can be smaller and more intimate.
You can use all of the tools and promo techniques you used in the past in these breakout groups. For example, if you used models from promotions modeling agencies in the past, you can use them here, too. The models can still be used to make your products or services pop, just in a virtual space.
They’re Here to Stay
Ever since COVID-19 hit in 2020, we’ve been anticipating that it’s only a temporary thing, and everything will go back to normal once it’s gone. The truth is, though, that it has left a lasting impact on the way that we work and communicate.
Virtual corporate events have opened up a whole new world. People from businesses with limited budgets are finally able to attend events without having to worry about travel costs. Presenters with busy schedules are able to book multiple events in shorter time frames.
The world may be unpredictable, but the future of virtual corporate events isn’t.
Are You Ready to Tackle Virtual Corporate Events?
If there’s anything that we’ve learned from COVID-19, it’s that everything that was done before can be done again…virtually. Virtual corporate events are most definitely here to stay, and you can expect better numbers when it comes to attendance and greater communication between attendees. The future is definitely bright for corporate events!
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