Hybrid events aren't new. It's just been in the past couple of years that more companies and organizations are holding hybrid events due to the pandemic. Hybrid events are most likely here to stay as they can help attendees who can't be there in person still take part virtually.
How do you plan an engaging hybrid audiovisual event that will leave an impact? Here are some tips that can help.
Keep The Content Fun And Interesting For Everyone
You may have gone to events for your company that might have given information on the industry but weren't that interesting or engaging. When you are creating a hybrid audial visual event in which there are some attendees in person and others online, you need to keep the content interesting and engaging for everyone involved.
This means having uploaded content that everyone can interact with. You can have videos of speakers as well as in-person speakers presenting their information, and have a means for not only the in-person attendees to ask questions or take part in games or activities but for those online to as well.
You could have live polls that everyone can participate in. This is also a great way to get everyone's opinion and thoughts on what you are presenting to them. You can have a brainstorming session for everyone to keep them engaged and present new ideas for the company to pursue. You can also have games and activities that can span both the in-person and online event to keep everyone interacting with each other.
Hire Professionals For The Production
In order to make your hybrid event a success, it's important to hire a production staff that is experienced and trained in hybrid audiovisual equipment. This means, they not only know how to operate cameras and lighting equipment, but they also know how to stream the event to online attendees so that they feel they are actually in the space.
This requires knowledge of keeping the stream live and as close to real-time as possible. They are able to fix any glitches or errors in a short period of time, and they can keep the stream active and running smoothly.
It's always better to have a professional team work with you on the technical aspects during a hybrid event. There are so many moving parts to it that it can be difficult to keep up if you aren't trained to do so.