Corporate events are a great way to connect with your customers and clients. You get the opportunity to touch base with them in person and discuss with them your latest products and services.
However, hosting corporate events these days can be a tricky task. Many people are still very wary of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and aren’t willing to put themselves at risk by being at an event with a large group of individuals. Thankfully, there is always the option of hosting a virtual corporate event to consider.
Virtual events have many benefits. Not only do they tend to be vastly cheaper overall, but you are also able to invite people who might not have been on your original guest list on account of how far away they reside.
If you are currently in the process of planning a virtual corporate event and aren’t sure how to go about doing so, here are a few tips that will help you to plan a successful event that will impress your guests.
1. Have a Fun Activity Planned
Even though the bulk of your corporate event is going to entail business-related matters, it is a good idea to have some fun things planned as well to keep people’s interest throughout the day. If your event was going to be in person under normal circumstances, you would have likely planned for some entertainment and food. Without such things, the event itself would seem rather flat.
In a virtual setting, you can still plan for some entertaining and fun aspects of the day. For instance, you can plan a chocolate tasting that everyone can take part in. Once you have your guest list finalized, simply have a box of artisan chocolates sent to everyone, and a professional guide will walk everyone through the tasting.
With the right activity planned, you will be able to plan for a fun and engaging event.
2. Choose the Right Platform
There are a variety of virtual platforms to choose from when it comes to hosting a virtual event. You want to ensure that you choose a reliable platform that isn’t going to give up on you right in the middle of your event.
Moreover, you want to choose one that is on the popular side of things that most people attending your event will be familiar with. This will help to reduce the likelihood that you will need to assist attendees with troubleshooting during the event.
3. Have a Practice Run
On the day of your virtual event, you are going to have multiple moving parts that you will have to deal with. Your best course of action is to hold a bit of a practice run with all relevant parties.
Make sure that your speakers and moderators are able to access the video chat platform without issue and that there are any problems with audio and video. Your run-through will allow you to work out any problems prior to the actual event.