Virtual networking events are a great way to get your organisation’s name out there in the digital world. Think of it as an online marketing strategy that provides many opportunities for engagement with potential clients and customers. The event planner can use virtual technology to schedule and host live video conferences, webcasts, chat rooms, or social media forums–whatever is best suited to their needs or offers an optimal opportunity for engaging with people on a one-on-one basis.
Event planners will find this article helpful when exploring different ways they can make use of this new technology to create interactive networking events that cater specifically to their needs.
Virtual Dinner Party
Virtual dinner parties are a cool alternative to real-life ones during pandemics. The best part is that you don’t need any pesky logistics like parking or decorations because everything can be done in the virtual world! Plus, they’re perfect for work discussions and making new friends who share similar interests with you.
Gaming at an Event
Gamification is one of the best ways to promote engagement and build your professional network. It encourages meaningful audience participation by implementing game mechanics in your program, such as hosting small meetings with a moderator who can manage time effectively and keep the conversation rolling smoothly. You should also inject fun into rewards for winners by offering amazing prizes that will boost energy levels at both attendees’ sessions-it adds more excitement to their competition.
Live Chat Prior to the Event
Virtual communication tools like chat are so much more than just a way to troll people anonymously. Chat can be used as an engaging and interactive tool for your event! Use it starting from the beginning by launching into group chats in your room before you even start presenting, right up until the end of the conference when attendees make connections on their own time with other members who share common interests or goals. This approach will create feel-good vibes that last long after everyone has left because they’ll have made new friends and contacts at this awesome networking opportunity.
Well-Being Activities Online
Virtual conferences can be a great way to network with professionals from all across the globe. However, as these events are held online and on conference calls they sometimes lack energy or feeling of connection between attendees. It is important that you take steps like organizing short workouts in between breaks for your virtual event invitees so that everyone has an opportunity to stay active even though not physically meeting at the same time/place.
Virtual Watch Party
Virtual watch parties have been popping up as a new way to socialize and enjoy movies. One great benefit is that you can safely gather your friends during quarantine without having to leave the house. Gather your guests for a virtual movie night, get them involved in picking out what film they want to see together.
Delegate PLAY – An immersive virtual platform putting all uncertainty to an end
While the Singapore events industry recovers and prepares itself for the new normal, it is the perfect time to look at best-in-class digital technologies to address client needs and preferences. To this effect, the recently launched Delegate PLAY is a game changer, enabling vendors to seamlessly host events and build connections. Delegate PLAY is a fully immersive virtual environment which allows users to host online conferences and exhibitions under one integrated platform. Event organisers, sponsors and attendees are therefore able to sync up and network in an online virtual environment, transforming a traditionally offline experience into an online format. To read more about it, click here.
Delegate PLAY helps optimise your events ROI by offering innovative features like custom virtual fairgrounds, real-time audience participation and engagement tracking, accessing events on the go from any device, and unlimited content without any geographical restrictions.
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