Michael K. https://www.pgi.com/blog Resources for Virtual Events and Global Collaboration for Businesses Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:14:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.1 Using Webcast for Crisis Management https://www.pgi.com/blog/2022/02/using-webcast-for-crisis-management/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 15:10:51 +0000 https://www.pgi.com/blog/?p=28945 In a post-pandemic world, the implications of crisis management have changed. While crisis planning may have seemed like a futile exercise in the past, the COVID-19 pandemic showed that an unforeseen event could change the world in an instant. This can include pandemics, but also earthquakes, fires, terrorist activity, floods, and data breaches. Any one …

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In a post-pandemic world, the implications of crisis management have changed. While crisis planning may have seemed like a futile exercise in the past, the COVID-19 pandemic showed that an unforeseen event could change the world in an instant. This can include pandemics, but also earthquakes, fires, terrorist activity, floods, and data breaches. Any one of these occurrences calls for swift follow-up with an organized plan to mitigate the damage done to the company, its premises, or its reputation.

Planning for a crisis should include not only what you and your staff need to do to mitigate the damage but also the precise method you’ll use to communicate plans to the entire enterprise. A webcast can be the ideal approach for business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency communication. Within the webcast application, leadership or crisis teams can coordinate the required response activities, assign tasks to teams, and take stock of resources to maintain command and control.

Why Use a Webcast After a Crisis?

In the time after a crisis, a webcast can be a convenient, easy-to-use method of communication that allows you to communicate with every member of the team and even stakeholders. You can share important event dashboards and updates onscreen for the entire organization to see. Throughout the broadcast, you can express the steps each person or department needs to take to turn static, standard operating procedures into actionable tasks. You can then assign tasks out in one meeting instead of holding several calls or meetings and include offsite or out-of-country participants. Participants can suggest additional tasks that may be missing from the plan using the built-in chat feature.

GlobalMeet® Webcast incorporates all the features any company needs to coordinate and implement disaster recovery plans. Visit the PGi website to find out more.

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The Fundamentals of a Successful Virtual Event https://www.pgi.com/blog/2022/02/the-fundamentals-of-a-successful-virtual-event/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 14:00:50 +0000 https://www.pgi.com/blog/?p=28936 In the past, business people did most of their connecting and networking in person. Looking each other in the eye and shaking hands were seen as the only real ways to make a connection. However, with advancements in technology virtual events and meetings can be just as engrossing and provide an equal amount of opportunities …

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In the past, business people did most of their connecting and networking in person. Looking each other in the eye and shaking hands were seen as the only real ways to make a connection. However, with advancements in technology virtual events and meetings can be just as engrossing and provide an equal amount of opportunities to interact with others. Holding a tradeshow, conference, or training event via webcast is a regularity in our current environment.

What Are the Advantages of Planning a Virtual Event?

Some of the reasons to consider planning a virtual event include:

  • Virtual events allow people to attend regardless of their physical location. As long as they have a stable internet connection and can connect to the webcast, interested participants can log on from anywhere in the world.
  • Potential savings for the company. Holding a virtual event is cost-effective and allows you to specify whatever budget works for you and then adhere to that budget.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances like the onset of the COVID pandemic, people may not be able to travel to your location. A webcast allows them to attend without any of the risks involved with travel.

How to Plan a Virtual Event

By planning a full event strategy just as you would for an in-person event, you can offer a robust experience for all your virtual event attendees. Consider not only what topics will be covered but also how the topic and material align with the other presentations and webcasts you’ll be holding over the course of the year.

What Makes a Virtual Event Stand Out to Participants?

Some of the ways to make your virtual event engaging include:

  • Offer ways for participants to give input, like polls, questions, and a chat feature where they can input questions.
  • Share additional materials like videos, graphs, and photos to help attendees understand the points you are making.
  • Save time for questions and answers so participants can get any questions they have resolved before the session ends.

With the right planning, you can ensure your virtual event is as successful as possible. One of the key components is choosing the right platform to present the content. GlobalMeet Webcast is an advanced, easy-to-use technology that is perfect for your needs as the organizer of a virtual event. Find out more here.

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What are the Benefits of Webcast for the Global Enterprise? https://www.pgi.com/blog/2022/02/what-are-the-benefits-of-webcast-for-the-global-enterprise/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 15:00:49 +0000 https://www.pgi.com/blog/?p=28949 What Are the Benefits of Webcast for the Global Enterprise? Positioning yourself as a global enterprise includes catering to interested parties around the world who want to find out more about your services. Finding ways to connect with these people regardless of their location can be a powerful step forward for your company and extend …

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What Are the Benefits of Webcast for the Global Enterprise?

Positioning yourself as a global enterprise includes catering to interested parties around the world who want to find out more about your services. Finding ways to connect with these people regardless of their location can be a powerful step forward for your company and extend your reach far beyond your current customers and prospects.

Holding a webcast is one way to encourage potential clients to see your company as an international enterprise.

Increase Potential Attendance

By removing the cost of traveling to your event, you remove one of the major barriers to attending your event for many global participants. Not only can the cost of traveling to your location be daunting, but attendees may also have to take time away from their lives in order to get to you. For busy C-suite executives, this extra travel time can make it impossible for them to attend.

Instead, a webcast that people can watch from anywhere opens the event up to many more potential attendees, generating more demand globally for your product or service.

Boost Social Media Mentions

Another unexpected benefit of hosting an online event is the social media reaction that its likely to attract. You can create hashtags to promote the event on Twitter and Instagram and encourage registrants to use them. Share excerpts and video clips from the presentation to help build attention and interest around the topics you’ll be covering.

After the event, you can tweet out the results of polls and questions you asked to encourage people to watch it on-demand and keep talking about the content.

Create Content Resources

By recording the webcast and making it available online, you allow people to watch it at their leisure instead of trying to accommodate different time zones. These recordings can act as a content library for your blog or website, letting you share the knowledge easily and increase traffic to your site.

You can create pieces of content based on this recording, including a transcript of what is said or a blog post that recaps the event and reinforces the main points made in the presentation. Or post the video to your social channels to increase exposure, get more followers, and increase overall views on the video.

GlobalMeet® Webcast is designed to make webcasting to a global audience easier than ever.

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