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Frequently Asked Questions
What are virtual/hybrid events?
Generally speaking, a virtual event is an event where the attendees gather and participate in a specific online space at a specific time, often involving elements such as video feeds and chat functions. Virtual events can differ in scale from a small handful of people to a potential audience of millions, in the balance of pre-recorded content vs. live content, and also in the amount of interaction between the different parties involved such as hosts, talent, and audience members.
How do streaming events work?
Streaming events are all about bringing content and interaction to an audience via an online platform. In the development stages, this means gathering or building any pre-recorded content or graphics, rehearsing live elements, building out a platform for guests to access these materials, and sending out invitations with information on how to access the platform. Once that's done, it's time to broadcast! This is when your content is made available on the platform to your audience at a scheduled time for them to enjoy.
Are virtual/hybrid events here to stay?
Absolutely! The benefits of virtual/hybrid events such as low-cost, wide reach, and near unlimited options and customization have always been there. The gathering restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic simply showed the world what these kind of events have to offer from an event planning and audience perspective. The proliferation of online/streaming interactions in recent years has also given people a new comfort level with the technology. Individuals that may not have known about things like Zoom or Skype are now familiar with them and can use them with ease. When combined with ever improving internet technology, virtual/hybrid events have become more accessible and reliable than ever. This has made virtual/hybrid events a common approach in the event planning field with no signs of slowing down.
What kind of companies have streaming events?
Any company that wants to. We have worked with clients of every stripe from small businesses looking to stream an internal meeting to professional groups presenting multi-day webinars to sports organizations looking to broadcast competitions and much more! Streaming events are nothing if not adaptable and, as such, can fulfill a near endless amount of needs no matter what a company is or does.
Are virtual/hybrid events effective?
For sure! The only significant difference in the effectiveness between a traditional in-person event and a virtual or hybrid event are the ways in which they are effective. Put simply, these events offer different experiences much in the same way a TV audience will experience a sporting event differently than the crowd in the stands. As a consequence, they also offer different ways of being engaging and effective. For instance, virtual/hybrid events can keep audience members engaged through things like live chat, polls, on-demand content, and gamification. This said, like any event, the better planned and executed a virtual or hybrid event is, the more effective it will be. That's where we come in!
Where can I stream an event?
Anywhere that can host streaming video. This could include social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, by-invitation video chatting services like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, more robust options like PheedLoop, and more! You can also connect streaming video to a new or existing web page for a custom look and easy access.