Internal Communications Archives - PGi Blog https://www.pgi.com/blog Resources for Virtual Events and Global Collaboration for Businesses Fri, 07 Jan 2022 01:50:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.1 Webcast for Better Internal Communications https://www.pgi.com/blog/2022/01/webcast-for-better-internal-communications/ https://www.pgi.com/blog/2022/01/webcast-for-better-internal-communications/#respond Fri, 07 Jan 2022 01:50:21 +0000 https://www.pgi.com/blog/?p=28882 The importance of internal communication within an enterprise can’t be underestimated. With more employees than ever working remotely, keeping them informed and feeling like full members of the workforce helps keep morale and productivity high. A webcast is a method of communication that is growing in popularity with executive teams who need to pass a message along …

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The importance of internal communication within an enterprise can’t be underestimated. With more employees than ever working remotely, keeping them informed and feeling like full members of the workforce helps keep morale and productivity high.

A webcast is a method of communication that is growing in popularity with executive teams who need to pass a message along to team members. This method is more dynamic and exciting than written communication, leading your employees to pay more attention to what you say. It can also make investor relations meetings more engaging and dynamic than the typical reporting of numbers, which can be less than exciting for the presenter and the audience.

How a Webcast Keeps the User Engaged

During the presentation, you can use various media types to present the information. In addition to using graphs and charts to help your audience understand any numbers you present, you can also incorporate videos, cartoons, images, and photos. A webcast also encourages interaction between the HR department, team members, and the person delivering the information. This helps people retain more of the information they learn during the presentation.

Reach The Largest Group of People

A significant advantage of the webcast format is reaching employees across potential barriers, whether they be physical or practical.

Users can access the webinar from any geographic location and use subtitles to understand the content if it isn’t presented in their first language. Also, those who are not scheduled to work can access the content from home instead of coming into the company’s physical location.

Managing Technical Concerns

Using a complete webcast software and platform helps you avoid many of the issues that can commonly occur during the broadcast of a webinar, including problems with bandwidth and playback.

Using GlobalMeet Webcast to communicate with important employees, your executive team, or stakeholders in your business enables you to connect with them no matter where in the world you are.

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Future of Investor Relations Events: The Power of the Webcast in a Hybrid Work Environment https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/08/future-of-investor-relations-events-the-power-of-the-webcast-in-a-hybrid-work-environment/ https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/08/future-of-investor-relations-events-the-power-of-the-webcast-in-a-hybrid-work-environment/#respond Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:42:57 +0000 https://www.pgi.com/blog/?p=28665 Even as business travel and in-person events resume in many parts of the world, employers are growing accustomed to hybrid work environments. This applies to day-to-day interactions with employees and also large-scale events, such as investor relations events. Even prior to the pandemic, many investment firms and Wall Street analysts relied on audio calls or virtual …

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Even as business travel and in-person events resume in many parts of the world, employers are growing accustomed to hybrid work environments. This applies to day-to-day interactions with employees and also large-scale events, such as investor relations events.

Even prior to the pandemic, many investment firms and Wall Street analysts relied on audio calls or virtual events to tune in to news about company earnings. After all, investors and media can’t possibly attend every event in person.

Add the challenges of the pandemic, and investor relations events are ripe for evolution. Some people still prefer the safety and convenience — not to mention the lower costs — of virtual events for investor relations. But some want the one-on-one conversations and organic interactions that can occur both during and after live events.

The solution for many companies? Hybrid investor relations events that complement the hybrid work environment found in many enterprise companies today.

Benefits of Hybrid Investor Relations Events

Hybrid investor relations events deliver a personalized, in-person and engaging experience to those who wish to travel or live near the event. Companies may choose a location close to a majority of their investors or hold it near their corporate headquarters for cost-savings and convenience. Those who want to attend will be willing to travel.

Hybrid events can reduce travel costs for the presenting company and also increase environmental sustainability. For companies that hold sustainability as one of their core values, virtual and hybrid events show their commitment to those values.

Companies can use a smaller venue for a hybrid event than they might for a full-fledged live event. This can further reduce infrastructure and event production costs.

Finally, the beauty of hybrid events is about meeting your audience where they are — literally. Offering flexibility, convenience, and options for attendees will endear investors and the media to your company as one that listens and meets the needs of their customers.

What You Need to Produce a Successful Webcast for Investor Relations

Fortunately, it’s easier than ever today to produce a successful hybrid event. Quality content and personalized programming for both virtual and in-person attendees are key. Virtual attendees deserve an easy-to-use platform to participate in the event, along with high-quality audio and video. Fully managed, operator-led events ensure your investor relations meeting has the appropriate bandwidth and the right technology to deliver an engaging experience.

In-person attendees want networking opportunities and small group sessions to learn even more about your company and to connect with others in their industry. Coordinate the timing of these events so that virtual attendees can enjoy break-out virtual chat rooms or Q&As simultaneously.

The PGi GlobalMeet platform can help you evolve to deliver investor relations hybrid events to put your company in the best light during earnings calls, press conferences, town hall meetings, and more. Reach out today to learn more.

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Five Tips to Master Internal Corporate Communications in a Global Workforce https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/06/five-tips-to-master-internal-corporate-communications-in-a-global-workforce/ https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/06/five-tips-to-master-internal-corporate-communications-in-a-global-workforce/#respond Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:11:34 +0000 https://www.pgi.com/blog/?p=28574 Employee engagement has become increasingly difficult in a work-from-home world. More than 50% of employees say they would like to work from home three or more days per week even after the pandemic ends, according to a recent McKinsey & Company study. But 44% fear a loss of communication and connection to colleagues, while 43% worry …

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Employee engagement has become increasingly difficult in a work-from-home world. More than 50% of employees say they would like to work from home three or more days per week even after the pandemic ends, according to a recent McKinsey & Company study. But 44% fear a loss of communication and connection to colleagues, while 43% worry about reduced collaboration for individuals and teams in a remote work environment.

Fortunately, corporate leaders can use technology to connect far-flung employees and create a more cohesive, collaborative workplace across international borders and time zones.

1. Adopt a Town Hall Format for Larger Audiences

An interactive town hall meeting format can help bring larger audiences together and make your worldwide workforce feel more connected. Having the right webcast platform enables you to employ tactics such as audience polling and Q&As for increased engagement.

2. Share Meeting Topics in Advance to Allow for Proper Preparation

If you want to make the most out of your town hall or even a touch-base meeting with a smaller team, share the agenda in advance. This allows attendees to prepare questions and consider insights they might want to share.

Also, sharing the meeting topics in advance can reduce anxiety and even spark excitement for the event. Workers don’t want to attend a meeting if they don’t know the purpose, and wondering about a forthcoming big announcement could cause unnecessary stress.

Plus, sharing the meeting topics in advance can help ensure you stick to the agenda because attendees and speakers alike will enter with clear expectations.

3. Line Up Multiple Speakers for Longer Events

One of the downsides to virtual meetings is the “talking head” syndrome, which can reduce engagement and interest. Even listening to the most inspirational and motivational speakers can become tedious after a while.

Keep the event interesting and take the opportunity to share different perspectives by scheduling multiple speakers for longer meetings. Promote the event in advance, sharing your spectacular line-up.

4. Offer Downloadable Resources for Review

Once your virtual meeting is over, you want employees to retain what they learned. Provide downloadable resources they can review after the event is over. Don’t forget to follow up after the meeting, too. Request workers’ insights on various elements of the meeting and how they liked the experience. Also, encourage them to share their own thoughts and ideas on projects and initiatives discussed.

Choosing a meeting software platform that integrates with event marketing and management software can streamline post-event communications and drive objectives.

5. Host Multiple Events to Compensate for Different Time Zones

It may seem obvious, but if you are coordinating teams across global borders, you may have to host multiple events to compensate for different time zones. Creating a simulive event that combines pre-recorded segments with live content can be an easy and effective way to share the same message with multiple audiences at different times while also giving employees the benefits of live interaction.

GlobalMeet Webcast software offers operator-assisted functionality so you can focus on the message, not the technology, and scales with your business to reach workforces of any size, in any location. Reach out to learn more about PGi’s solutions.

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