Event Tech Podcast is the premiere place for event profs to stay in the know about the latest and most innovative tech. Join us for a thought provoking journey on how tech can evolve our industry. Hosted by Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting & Will Curran of Endless Events.
More Engagement At Virtual Events With The Sketch Effect!
It's time to talk about engagement at virtual events yet again. And yes, this is a topic that we've covered in depth before. However, as the world keeps changing around us and the industry shifts, these conversations need to be consistent. Pushing the boundaries of what we've been doing so far, learning about new and emerging technologies and how they can be harnessed is vital. Attendees will expect more and more from virtual and hybrid events and it's up to event profs to deliver!
So on this week's Event Tech Podcast, we're happy to welcome William Warren. He's the founder and CEO of The Sketch Effect, an exciting technology that contributes to improving engagement at virtual events in novel ways. Our host Will Curran has a lot to ask, and William certainly has. a lot to teach! So waste no more time and let's get playing!
Creating Amazing Exhibitor Experiences For Virtual And Hybrid Events
With the industry witnessing a seismic shift, challenges are plentiful. And one of those challenges relates to creating exhibitor experiences for virtual and hybrid events. Because while these formats have unique demands, it's not all impossible to deal with! Some parts of an in-person event are actually rather easy to replicate in a hybrid or virtual setting. However, when it comes down to sponsors and exhibitors, the name of the game is hardly the same. And you've probably found yourself scratching your head over it a few times.
Well, not anymore! Because this week, we're bringing back the Event Tech Podcast. And our awesome host Will Curran is proud to welcome Matthew Funge as a guest. Matthew is the Managing Director and co-founder of Your Stand Builder, an award-winning company that "revolutionizes the way companies all around the world prepare for their exhibitions". So who better than him to teach us how to create amazing exhibitor experiences for virtual and hybrid events? Press play and join the chat!
Event Tech Review: Klik
Here at the Event Tech Podcast, we're always trying to bring you the latest news on all things related to technology. And obviously, technology pertaining to the events industry. While we've done reviews in the past, this time around we wanted to go further - hence, the Klik review. And what is Klik, you might wonder? Well, it's a self-proclaimed software-hardware ecosystem that provides everything you need to manage an event. Innovation and integration are words to live by at Klik, which offers attendees a new way to connect and harnesses the power of data to deliver an amazing experience to everyone involved.
And Klik has solutions for everything and everyone. Whether it's a virtual, hybrid, or in-person event, this platform has got you covered. But just in case you are in dire need of an in-depth, honest review, the Event Tech Podcast is here to help! In this week's episode, we introduce Simon St-Germain and Shana Thomas. Simon is Klik's representative on the episode, and he works as the Marketing & Communication Director. And Shana, Director of Digital Experiences at Connex, is here as the client who's actually tried Klik. She'll offer us a unique look into the platform, why it helped her, and what the highlights were. So if you're excited about this awesome Klik review, press play and join us on another amazing edition of the Event Tech Podcast!
Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry
Mindfulness in events. These three words might seem foreign to many. And to others, they can actually be scary. But what does mindless in events even mean? How does it help professionals in the industry? And most importantly, should we practice it? Well, the short answer to the last questions is yes. Because it’s no secret to anyone that event planners tend to use stress as a badge of honor, right? We’re always busy, always scrambling, and there are a million things that demand our attention. Especially in times like these, when everything is so uncertain, mental health suffers. But are we really so busy that we forget to think about ourselves?
That’s what our very special guest for this week wonders. The extraordinary Lee Papa is an internationally recognized Mindfulness and Meditation speaker and trainer, specializing in the Meetings, Events, Hospitality, and Travel industries. For years, Lee has been teaching professionals in the industry about the importance of mindfulness in events. And today, she’ll be walking us through her personal experiences, the importance of this practice, and exactly why we should be doing it. So grab a nice, warm cup of tea and join us for an incredible edition of the Event Tech Podcast – it might just change your outlook on life!
Ziotag: Creating A Searchable Content Database For Attendees
It’s time to learn about how to create a content database! When an event reaches the end, most planners forget all the amazing content opportunities it can still provide. And especially now with virtual events, the possibilities are endless. Because you have all of these amazing hours of content recorded. They’re at your disposal and, if you make good use of them, at the disposal of your attendees. But what happens once you reach a point where there is simply too much-recorded content? Hours and hours of video of people talking about extremely interesting topics? How do you make it more accessible? And how can you harness it into a digital marketing tool to promote upcoming events?
Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be talking about on this episode of the Event Tech Podcast! Our incredible host Will Curran is joined by Todd Giannattasio, the co-founder of Ziotag. And Ziotag is the tool event planners everywhere have been waiting for! It’s an AI-powered video player that will help you create a seamless content database using your existing library of videos. The results? More views, increased engagement, and a powerful marketing tool for planners. Are you curious? Then press play and join us on yet another exciting adventure through the world of event technology!
Event Pricing: Attendees Paying What They Choose
What are the odds you've been thinking hard about event pricing? With all that is happening in the industry right now, we're guessing they're high. Because virtual events are now the norm. And figuring out how much you should charge your attendees is a challenge. With an in-person experience, it was easier. You had previous examples to draw from, and the numbers were a little more clear. But now that the paradigm has shifted, the questions about event pricing changed too.
And we previously covered some ways you can learn to figure out how to price your virtual event. But today, we wanted to bring you yet another interesting option. Imagine a world where your attendees pay what they want for the experience. A world where they attend and only after do they decide how much the experience was worth. Sounds strange, right? But in reality, it can be a game.changer for you! So, in order to explain everything a little bit better, we welcome Kahlil Ashanti of weshowup. He'll tell you and our amazing host, Will Curran, all about this event pricing model. Join us right now and learn how you can adopt it!
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