Webcasts today can run the gamut from captivating collaborations custom-tailored to engage audiences, or they can fall flat with talking heads on a screen for hours at a time. Operator-assisted webcasts, especially, have the means to take virtual events to the next level, capturing the energy of a live event so well that it’s almost like an in-person gathering.
Fortunately, there are steps to take to ensure an engaging, successful webcast, and it all begins with having the right production company to assist. Here are a few of the elements necessary for successful virtual events:
Emcees to Introduce Agenda and Speakers
Just as a good DJ/emcee at a nightclub or wedding can help keep the party going, a webcast emcee ties the event together, gives it a more professional vibe, and helps at-home attendees know what to expect from the event. Live or virtual, an emcee “sets the stage” and the tone for the event.
Many Personalities to Share Their Message and Keep It Interesting
Just as the emcee provides logical breaks in the content to improve retention and keep crowds engaged, scheduling multiple speakers creates a more exciting event. Rather than listening to a single talking head for an hour or more, having many speakers keeps it interesting and presents different perspectives on your topics.
Not every speaker will resonate with every attendee. By providing a variety of viewpoints and speaking styles, the webcast will reach a broader audience.
Tailored and Engaging Content
Along with a cast of dynamic speakers, a successful webcast needs engaging content. Speakers should share stories to get their points across, but slideshows, images, and professionally produced graphics can also engage audiences.
Make sure the content speaks to the audience’s needs and pain points while delivering the message concisely.
HD Video and Crystal Clear Audio for the Highest Quality Production
Even with engaging speakers and fabulous content, a webcast’s message can get lost without the right technology in place. Operator-assisted webcasts offer experts behind the scenes to ensure the highest quality audio and high-definition video for a superior experience for remote attendees.
Easy to Use Technology for Presenters and Viewers, Alike
Likewise, having a professional webcast company behind the scenes to manage virtual events ensures that presenters have a go-to person if something goes wrong. In general, technology should be easy to implement so that presenters need little training, and attendees can simply log in through their computer or mobile device and enjoy the show.
If presenters want to include audience polling, questions, or even bring at-home attendees live onto the screen, these functions should be easy to implement without delays that can disrupt the flow of the webcast.
Even as people begin traveling again, virtual events remain an easy and effective way to reach a large audience. Learn more about PGI virtual events and operator-assisted webcasts today.