Event planning is in full force this summer, and companies are trying to figure out what type of event they should plan for their corporate parties. The question is, In-person or virtual? We’ve all been doing virtual events for a while now, and some of us have Zoom fatigue. But, as in-person events are starting up again, many of you may be wondering, will virtual events go away?
Truth is, they are here to stay. They didn’t just happen because of the pandemic. Virtual communication was on the rise before this global issue took place. But as a result of the pandemic, virtual events proved to be better than in-person events. Here are 4 reasons why.
1. Virtual Events Can Help A Company Save Money
This one is a no-brainer! Large-scale events are how businesses build relationships and expand their clientele. With hopes of onboarding some clients at these in-person events, it can often leave a big hole in a company’s wallet if they’re not successful.
It takes a lot of planning and money to really hold a successful in-person event that not only entertains your guests but makes them remember you.
A virtual event, on the other hand, can be just as successful and more cost-effective. There is no need to hire a catering company, a venue, or multiple entertainers. You can easily hire a virtual host to entertain and work with your company to include your guests or seal the deal with a potential client you’ve been wanting to work with.
2. Scheduling a Virtual Event Is Easier For Everyone
This one’s for all the event planners out there. How stressful is it to schedule an in-person event that includes everyone? Hard, right?
We’ve all been there, but did you know that scheduling a virtual event can make your lives easier. All you have to do is get a link and send it out via email. Most companies use telecommunication and video conferencing platforms like Zoom nowadays.
The best part is that everything is automated. The video conferencing links that are sent can adapt to different time zones. You don’t have to consider anyone’s location anymore. All you have to do is coordinate the time of the event and then send them a link. From there, all the guests have to do is use a phone, laptop, or desktop, click the link, and then they’re at the event.
3. You Can Get More Participants
Virtual events can be just as big or bigger than in-person events. There is no limit to making it easier to connect teams or guests from around the world!
Most event planners have a hard time getting everyone they want on the guest list to attend their company’s in-person event. But, with a video conferencing link makes it easier for anyone to attend from any location. Did you also know, online events often cater to introverts and those who shy away from traditional networking during regular in-person events. If you can keep them engaged with interactive entertainment like a virtual magic show, then you’ll have their attention!
These are the people you want to attend your show so you can get them on your side and coming back for more.
4. Virtual Entertainment is More Interactive
Most in-person events use entertainment to keep the crowd going in between announcements, keynote speeches, or awards. But, the issue during an in-person event is that it’s hard to keep everyone engaged. In-person events often have a lot of distractions and can often lose more than half the guest’s attention. On the other hand, virtual entertainment is more interactive and hones in on the guests. With the right virtual entertainer, they can make everyone feel connected.
Does the type of entertainment matter? Yes, actually. In order for a virtual event to be successful, you need to have someone that knows how to navigate through different platforms to keep your event on track. A magician would be the best candidate to do this.
But, why a magician?
Most online entertainers like magicians have learned the ins and outs of video conferencing, making them the best candidates for hosting any event. Virtual magicians also know how to entertain a crowd while including everyone in their show. In addition to this, virtual magic is an unpredictable one-of-a-kind experience, making it the perfect type of entertainment to give your guests, clients, and employees.
Virtual Events Are Here To Stay
Event planning doesn’t have to be hard. If you’re planning one this summer, a virtual event is the easy way to go. Virtual events are here to stay and have proved to be beneficial in the corporate world. Virtual events will still entertain, provide businesses with new opportunities and still connect people from all over the world. 0
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