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How to Host a Successful Professional Virtual Event - Our Top Tips for Moving Online

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With the impact of Coronavirus being felt across the globe, moving events and services online is fast becoming the new normal. From business presentations and launches to networking events and even Happy Hour sessions, more and more companies are opting to host their events online to keep their employees and customers engaged during the quarantine period.

While hosting an online event might present new challenges, pivoting to digital can also offer you some exciting new benefits. Moving your event online enables you to minimise your impact on the environment and reduce your carbon footprint whilst allowing you to redefine the target audience for your event by reaching out to new users and building a more global community.

As we all learn to adapt to this new situation and meet the challenges of planning a virtual event, we’ve put together a few tips below to help ensure that your transition from live to virtual events goes as smoothly as possible:

Plan ahead

Create pre-event buzz whilst ensuring your guests know exactly where and when to log on by using an application to schedule your meeting or party. Create a fully customised landing page or evite with apps like Splash, Socio and Bizzabo then upload your programme, images, attendee list and more. Once you’re ready to go, the app will help you to send out all the important event info to your attendees, update them about any changes or delays to the agenda and even send you live updates as and when guests login to make sure you’ve got all the attendance info you need at the touch of a button.