5 tips for a successful webinar
The average human attention span is… not long. We’d check how long, but our attention span isn’t long enough to look.
We all know by now that trying to hold a virtual audience’s attention is no mean feat, so here’s 5 quick tips to keep your attendees’ attention whilst presenting on your next webinar!
1. Practice makes perfect
Your presenting skills will no doubt grow with practice as you learn from each webinar experience.
2. Consider their goals
Deliver content that appeals to what they want and need to keep your audience present and engaged.
3. Mix it up
Keep your audience on their toes by varying the content styles throughout your webinars.
4. Show your personality!
You may not be able to see them, but they can still see you! Show the personality and energy you would bring to an in-person event!
5. Add some comic relief
Infuse your content with lighter segments to break up the content and keep it fun!
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AUTHOR: CAITLIN V.
DATE: 20TH AUGUST 2020
Keeping Your Virtual Event Guests Present-ly Surprised
We all know that, in this sea of zoom calls and virtual events that is 2020, it can sometimes be tricky to maintain our full focus and concentration for the entirety of these sessions and to remain, well, present.
We’ve been working with our clients on ways to make virtual meetings and events more exciting, interactive and engaging, to combat virtual fatigue!
One way we have found to keep our guests on their toes and actively engaged in our sessions is to plan surprise parcels & presents to open throughout the event agenda- because who doesn’t love a gift-wrapped surprise in the post?!
And rather than just a ‘thank you’ present for attending, we’ve been linking these parcels to the event itself, sending (sometimes vaguely with a little imagination!) on-topic gifts and treats to open -
EMEA update? Different region-appropriate continental snacks for everyone to open together and enjoy during each session!
Themed event? On-theme fun gifts, maybe linking to each session with a pun-tastic title!
Of course, different situations and budgets will suit different ideas – but even something as simple as envelopes with the next activity, talking point, a fun fact, or a joke inside (…maybe with something sweet in there as a treaty bonus!) still adds a tangible, interactive (and maybe tasty!) experience to your virtual events.
We like to think outside the box, so - believe it or not - inflatable flamingos, biscuits and sun cream, along with some pretzels, glow sticks and picnic blankets, are just some of the surprises we’ve managed to work into our zoom meetings!
What not try this for your next virtual event or meeting? Just an idea to inject some real-life, gift-wrapped fun into our virtual reality!
Send an email to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you build the best box for your guests!