A virtual event is an online version of a physical event, with added value that differs from platform to platform. Virtual events are a great way to connect audiences globally using chat tools, live webinars and digital content usually served via a visually rich interface.This article lists down the most common virtual events that have been providing customers and their audiences with enormous value in these testing times (and in fact, even prior to them). Let’s go over a few of them, if not all:
Virtual Conferences & Summits
The demand for Virtual Conferences has skyrocketed due to their stellar outcomes. With powerful online tools for engagement, organizers have been able to reach a wider audience, invite keynote speakers from across the globe, save costs and fulfill their objectives in a more effective manner than a physical conference would have allowed them to.
Webinars have, without a doubt, taken over almost every industry that exists, and have turned out to be the star of the season. A webinar is a virtual event that connects individuals with viewers across the world. It is held in the form of a presentation, or a group meeting that takes place on the internet in real-time. Webinars are usually composed of polls and Q&A sessions to maximize engagement and fulfill the purpose of the event being held.
Online Trade Shows & Exhibitions
We all agree that the basic goal of any business is to enhance profit by maximizing leads. But were we really maximizing them if we weren’t reaching a global audience? The best part is that it’s never too late to get it right. Hosting a virtual trade show &expo can enable organizers to engage prospects across the globe using live chat tools, educate them about their offerings using live webinars, and eventually convert warm leads with an online store within their event, in a shorter time.
Virtual Wedding Expo
Some might think it’s safe to find wedding vendors from the comfort of your home during a pandemic. Which it is true. However, it is also true that, irrespective of the pandemic, it is absolutely convenient to find everything and everyone you need on a single platform, cutting down all the hassle that is involved with organizing a wedding. Imagine offering this one-top-solution to your audience. A virtual wedding expo lets attendees to search for caterers, musicians, event planners, designers, photographer and so on, with a simple click. Isn’t it just revolutionary?
Online Music Concerts
Just as other events and conferences have been cancelled across the world, so have music concerts. To make up for these, as well as an act of solidarity and togetherness during these difficult times, a number of popular artists have virtually gotten together to perform for their audiences. Initiatives such as One World: Tohether at Home have furthered their support with the help of virtual events.
Virtual Career Fairs & Virtual Job Fairs
Top organizations around the world find their best employees by increasing their reach and virtually meeting their future employees. Instead of cancelling career fairs, taking them online can improve the quality of applicants with the help of various 1:1 audio/video chat tools, job boards, and effective video assessment tools. Not just this, but a virtual career fair gives employers the opportunity of showcasing your employer brand to a global audience.
Virtual Onboarding Fairs
Business owners generally agree that success rests heavily on new hires themselves. To ensure that companies direct their new hires from foundation to success, a powerful onboarding program needs to be set in place. A Virtual Onboarding Fair can enable businesses to boost productivity for distributed hires and train them via rich interactive tools such as webinars and audio/video chats. Cherry on top – they can also measure the performance and make changes at any time.
Universities often set up a number of programs and fairs in order to help their students get a head-start on information and opportunities to reach their education as well as professional goals. For this purpose, leading universities base their programs encouraging top prospects from across the globe to come join their institutions.
In order to engage with the global cream, however, the first step is to be visible and accessible. Virtual University fairs can be accessed through any smart device, from any corner of the world. With this diversity, here’s how virtual events of the following type help students & alumni engage with Universities as well as top employers across the globe, benefiting all the stakeholders in the process.