As online conferences continue, meeting planners are finding that having an emcee or moderator is essential for keeping your attendees engaged and the agenda on track. It’s important to remember that not every professional speaker is appropriate for such a task. Select your speaker wisely when it comes to facilitating collaboration with an online group. And, just as important as the right speaker/facilitator is, choosing the correct platform is also imperative. Here are four digital platforms built for small group collaboration.
1.) Miro: Miro is well suited for small groups that need collaborative tools. If your speaker wants to foster an ongoing dialogue with a small group of attendees, give Miro a shot. Miro is a cloud-based tool that helps SMBs host engaging webinars. It includes helpful features like:
2.) Braindate: Let’s face it: few people enjoy networking. But most conference attendees say networking is the reason they go to conferences. However, virtual networking can feel like nailing Jell-O to a tree: it’s an impossible task if you don't have the right tools. Created by e180, Braindate is a structured but fun platform that’s perfect for virtual networking. This app facilitates idea-sharing in a structured way that works like a virtual speed-date.
Attendees can request a Braindate on a certain topic, which the app will then match with other attendees offering help. If you need to facilitate connections and give more value to virtual conferences, Braindate is a great platform.
3.) Pigeonhole: If your speaker wants to go live and poll the audience during their presentation, opt for Pigeonhole. This virtual event platform is perfect for larger groups that need to split into breakouts or collaborative sessions. Pigeonhole includes features like:
4.) Airmeet: Airmeet is a growing platform that’s gained more popularity during the pandemic. Event planners commonly use it to organize remote meetups of small teams. If your speaker is delivering a hands-on workshop, mastermind, or intensive, Airmeet could be a good virtual event platform for you.
Need to foster digital networking? Airmeet is designed for small groups, so it’s perfect for both structured networking as well as small business webinars. It also gives your users more freedom, giving them the ability to choose which parts of the event they attend. Event planners love Airmeet’s free-flow video encounters and other great features, like:
Still not sure if one of these suggestions is right for you? For a full list of our recommendations of the top 10 virtual platforms, click here.
When it comes to hosting an event during a pandemic, businesses and meeting planners are being asked to be more creative. Working with a company like The Keynote Shop is a great place to start. We work with hundreds of corporations, educational groups and trade organizations to create successful and memorable face-to-face or virtual events. We've also earned a national reputation as the go-to talent agent and marketing consultant for professional speakers and meeting planners. Our clients know that every transaction is of utmost importance to us. For more information on The Keynote Shop, call 512-596-5570 today, or click here to contact us.
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