Incorporating video in your event is a great way to engage the audience and better showcase what is happening on stage. However, it’s not as easy as simply setting up a video camera and letting it roll. Video is a common AV challenge we frequently see in the industry. It would help if you considered several things, from screens and sightlines to the ambient lighting of the room. In this video, Jon and Steve will break down some key components to consider when adding video to your next event.
Thanks to evolving technology, you can host an event that attracts audience members who aren’t even on-site. Virtual events and hybrids that serve both in-person and remote attendees are a hot commodity these days, and growing fast in popularity. Why not? Everybody’s a winner if you do it right.
Hybrid and virtual events allow you and your sponsors to deliver your messages to more people, on a local, national or even global level.
Today, you can live stream just about anything — from a fundraiser, birthday party, or vacation to a cooking lesson, wedding proposal, or corporate event. It’s an excellent way for those who cannot attend in person to enjoy the experience in real-time. For companies hosting corporate events and concerts, it’s a great marketing tool, as well. That is if you do it right. And do it well.
Why do we bother to attend live music concerts when we could stay home and listen to a CD? Because we want multi-sensory engagement. We want to be a part of the crowd. Interactive technology can help foster this. It makes things more interesting, more fun, and more convenient. It can do all that and more for your next event, bringing it to life instead of delivering the same-old-same-old.
You could host an event with nothing more than guest speakers and featured videos. Yet, if your audience can’t engage beyond passively watching and listening, they’re less likely to walk away, thinking it was a good experience. Fortunately, ever-evolving technology is making it easier than ever to inspire more audience engagement. Continue reading “Innovative Ways to Enhance Audience Engagement at Your Event”
Planning any size event takes thought, time, and organization. When that event includes a large crowd, catering, live music, staging, and displays, it takes even more. So, what do you do first, how soon do you book your venue, when should you hire a production company, when do you finalize details?
Don’t leave any of this to chance. A thorough event planning timeline can save you from forgetting any detail, big or small, and prevent headaches down the road. Here’s a template to help get you started.
If you’re putting on a significant event such as a national or international conference or a multi-day festival, it’s your outstanding array of “content” that will attract attendees. But, let’s face it. Today’s attendees expect a comprehensively exceptional experience — one personalized for them. And the hottest event trends reflect that.
You need lights, sound, maybe even video. You know you’re going to need an event production company to handle all that, and maybe more. But should you include them in your planning now, or wait until you have a clear plan ready to go?
We recommend bringing them right from the beginning. Always.