Keeping in mind these benefits, it becomes imperative that such an event is hosted seamlessly so that stakeholders and participants can glean the best event-going experience possible. Any challenge or hurdle will only serve to reflect badly on the host and the outcome may run oblique of the desired result sought from such events. Therefore, here’s listing five key points that one must keep in mind while hosting a virtual event:
1. Choose the right tool
When hosting a virtual event, some people mistake a video conferencing tool as a solution to host live events. If you are planning a simple 30-min webinar, tools like Google Meet, Zoom or Microsoft Team would work. But, if you need to keep the audience engaged for a few hours, drive networking and have other fun things planned, you need to choose the right tool.
If you are focused on value for money and engagement, check out platforms like FLOOR.
2. User Demographics and Geography
Knowing your audience has never been more important. With virtual events, when looking at the users, you need to consider the hardware majority and the internet bandwidth. Would all your users come on a laptop or use mobile devices? Would they have stable and fast internet speed or be more patchy? The answer to these questions would help you decide which virtual event solution is right for you.
Keep in mind, not all solutions are made the same. You don’t always get what you see from the outside. Do not get swayed with good-looking graphics, images and applications. They would lead to poor experience if the hardware and internet, do not support.
Choose 3D options with avatars, if you have a very limited audience, and are sure about their hardware and internet access. Otherwise, choose options that limit the bells & whistles and deliver on seamless experience. Options like FLOOR might be able to deliver what you want to achieve.