It’s 2022, and work events no longer have any excuse to be boring or sterile. Since working from home and online team meetings have become a much larger part of what ‘work’ looks like these days, we’ve managed to adapt. There are now myriad ways to take hybrid events from clunky and slightly awkward, to fabulous, slick and interactive.
Today, the hybrid event specialists at AVisual Productions name of few of their favourite ways of making hybrid events more interactive – and fun – for everybody!
We bet you didn’t expect the first tip to be such an old trick in the book – but there’s a reason why MCs have survived the transition from in-person to virtual events. A good MC adds a personal, human touch to your hybrid event. They help transitions go smoothly, and give guests (both at the event and virtual attendees) a feeling of familiarity and welcomeness. And the best part is, it doesn’t matter whether your MC is physically on the stage or using a virtual platform; they’ll still add liveliness to your hybrid event, no matter what.
Another absolute staple of any interactive event, whether it’s a work conference or a guided art exhibition: Q&A. Hybrid events, however, require Q&A to be set up a little differently. Using a virtual event platform that features a question channel or chat-box is the perfect way to deliver a streamlined approach to Q&A during your hybrid event.
Now, we know what you’re thinking; there’s one part of interactive hybrid events that virtual attendees are bound to miss out on – and that’s lunch. But if we think outside the box, we’ll be able to satisfy our virtual attendees’ hunger for knowledge… and food! With the various providers of food delivery available at the click of a button, bring the catering service to your virtual guests so that nobody misses out.
Networking is a major component of any event. But how can you approach mingling when putting on hybrid events? The answer is simple – use a virtual event platform which facilitates private video and chat boxes. This makes your hybrid event much more interactive, giving virtual attendees the same opportunities as physical ones.
By using all of these tools to your advantage, you can make your hybrid event just as interactive (if not more so) than in-person events. To do this, get in touch with the East Coast’s favourite team for hybrid events – AVisual Productions. With years of experience in hybrid event set-up, AVisual can take your event to the next level – both online and in-person. Specialising in audio and visual elements, get in contact with the professionals at AVisual to learn more about making your hybrid event a hit.